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Sausage Seasoning Mix
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Contributors to this thread:
tobywon 26-Oct-22
DanaC 26-Oct-22
Treeline 26-Oct-22
HDE 26-Oct-22
Pat Lefemine 26-Oct-22
Ok...Russ 26-Oct-22
timex 26-Oct-22
fuzzy 26-Oct-22
Ok...Russ 26-Oct-22
timex 26-Oct-22
scentman 26-Oct-22
WV Mountaineer 26-Oct-22
Will 26-Oct-22
Ben 26-Oct-22
Razorsharp123 26-Oct-22
Beendare 26-Oct-22
milnrick 26-Oct-22
Nomad @ work 27-Oct-22
cnelk 27-Oct-22
midwest 27-Oct-22
JL 27-Oct-22
tobywon 27-Oct-22
tobywon 27-Oct-22
From: tobywon
26-Oct-22
I've used the Italian sausage mix from Cabela's and have enough for a half batch that I'm about to make. I was wondering what everyone uses as far as brand, kits, etc. Thinking about switching it up and figure I'd ask to see if there is one that stands out from the crowd. I typically stick with Mild Italian seasoning but willing to change it up a bit.

From: DanaC
26-Oct-22

DanaC's Link
Lots of recipes available

From: Treeline
26-Oct-22
I have used the LEM brand mixes and am pretty happy with them. I prefer to make up my own for most of them any more though. I can adjust to taste and seem to get better results after a couple of iterations…

From: HDE
26-Oct-22
Waltons.com

From: Pat Lefemine
26-Oct-22
I've always used Cabelas too, but my family likes it so I stick with it. Plus it's convenient to just walk into a store when I need a sausage mix.

From: Ok...Russ
26-Oct-22
AC Legg has some great breakfast sausage blends. https://aclegg.com/

I prefer Hi Country boxed spices to the Hi Mountain seasonings.

From: timex
26-Oct-22
Check out curlys sausage shack. I bought several different seasoning blends from them last year. The only one I've used is the breakfast sausage blend. That's pretty good and we just add a tablespoon or so to venison burger at the time of cooking and cook Patty's in bacon grease. It's yummy

From: fuzzy
26-Oct-22
My favorite is the Leggs Brand (Formerly "Leggs Old Plantation" now just "Leggs Sausage Seasoning". Because racism.)

From: Ok...Russ
26-Oct-22
x2 Fuzzy. Didn't know that's why they changed the name. Guess plantations didn't really exist after all.

From: timex
26-Oct-22
The local deer processor here uses leggs ,sage, and your choice of beef or pork fat in their sausage. And add crushed red pepper for spicy sausage

From: scentman
26-Oct-22
Fuzzy, you sure your not thinking of "Leggs" panty hose? ;0)

26-Oct-22
Fuzzy x2. On straight pork and deer/pork blends. Best breakfast sausage blend I’ve used.

I get beer sausage and Cajun sausage mix from the sausage maker. It does it up right too. Don’t eat a lot of Italian sausage so can’t testify to how well those blends are from the sausage maker.

From: Will
26-Oct-22
This stuff is excellent: https://www.penzeys.com/online-catalog/venison-sausage-seasoning/c-24/p-630/pd-s

From: Ben
26-Oct-22
Walton's in Wichita, Ks. Is a big supplier of all types of sausage seasonings as well as equipment, casings etc.

26-Oct-22
Will I have used that Penzy's product before and really enjoyed it.

From: Beendare
26-Oct-22
I can tell you what not to do......

I grind all my game meat with no fat. I cook it on low heat with added olive oil during cooking. I much prefer moose and elk grind like this- should be healthier too but I like the flavor better.

I added some sausage seasoning to that no added fat grind and it was a big mistake- it tasted like flavored meat- yuk.

From: milnrick
26-Oct-22
Check out Doug Jeffords Spice Company. We purchase our spices there every season. Country, Hot, Sweet or Hot Italian and Chorizo.

From: Nomad @ work
27-Oct-22

Nomad @ work's Link
I've tried a lot of brands. I get all my seasonings from Grandpa Josh's for many years now. Everyone raves about my sausage.

From: cnelk
27-Oct-22

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If you want to try some breakfast sausage seasonings from scratch, here’s one - does 10lbs of meat

From: midwest
27-Oct-22

midwest's Link
I no longer buy anything from Penzey's Spices since I was labeled a Trump voting racist back in 2016.

Sorry to bring politics into a rare, non-political thread but thought some would like to know.

I'm going to give your recipe a try Brad!

From: JL
27-Oct-22
For 10lbs of meat....how much water are you guys adding and do you use a mixer or do it by hand in a bowl?

From: tobywon
27-Oct-22
Thanks for the input guys!!

JL, my Cabelas kit called for 2-3 cups for 25 pounds. I just made a half batch 12.5 pounds and used 1.5 cups. I mix by hand in meat tubs. I’ll coarse grind alternating venison and pork. Mix after by hand and then fine grind. After that spices go in and mix by hand well.

From: tobywon
27-Oct-22

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Here’s my coarse grind with pork and venison mixed in a meat tub.

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