Smoked Venison Summer Sausage Recipe

Smoked Venison Summer Sausage Recipe
Don’t let the name fool you, this Smoked Venison Summer Sausage Recipe is great any time of the year and is a welcomed appetizer at parties, especially when served with a side of sharp cheddar cheese and crackers. (Photo courtesy of Traeger)

Planning an epic dinner party? This recipe for Smoked Venison Summer Sausage is just what you need to spice up that charcuterie platter

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 8 hours
Cook time: 4 hours
Recommended wood chips/pellets: Hardwood Hickory

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds ground venison
  • 3 tablespoons Morton Salt Tender Quick
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Directions:

  1. When ready to cook, set the smoker temperature to 225 degrees and preheat with lid closed for 15 minutes.

  2. Place all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. The venison mixture should be a little tacky but be careful not to over mix which will result in a tough finished product.

  3. Place the venison mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Roll it up and twist the ends tightly. Transfer to the fridge and let the mixture rest overnight.

  4. Unwrap the venison sausage and place on a mesh or wire rack.

  5. Place venison sausage directly on the grill grate and cook for 3-4 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees.

  6. Remove smoked venison sausage from grill and allow to cool at room temperature for 60 minutes.

  7. When cooled, wrap and keep refrigerated. Enjoy!

For more Traeger recipes, visit: https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes


Recommended for You

Shooters across the U.S. are using this competition shooting mat. Guns

MidwayUSA Pro Series Shooting Mat

G&F Staff

Shooters across the U.S. are using this competition shooting mat.

Crankbaits mimic exactly what they eat when hungry — other fish! Bass

Baitfish for Bass: Search, Suspend or Sink Crankbaits

Jason Houser - May 21, 2019

Crankbaits mimic exactly what they eat when hungry — other fish!

We're told to pay attention to the lunar phases. What do bass pros think? Bass

MLF Pros: What's With the Moon?

G&F Online Staff

We're told to pay attention to the lunar phases. What do bass pros think?

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

MLF BPT angler and former Classic champ Casey Ashley has been with Costa del Mar sunglasses his whole career. At ICAST 2019, he shows OSG writer Lynn Burkhead some new products and talks how to pick the right lens color for the water.

Minn Kota's Brad Henry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that there's much to like in the new Minn Kota Riptide Terrova saltwater trolling motor that comes with I-Pilot and an 87-inch shaft.

Berkley

Berkley's Surge Shad

Major League Fishing pro Scott Suggs has relied on the Berkley Surge Shad lure concept for years, using similar designs to capture MLF titles and a $1 million dollar FLW Forrest Cup win. With new features in the Surge Shad, Suggs tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead that even he can find success out on the water!

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Want to test the outer limits of your shooting skill? There's more to successful long-range Ammo

10 Best Long-Range Cartridges Ever Made

David Hart - January 14, 2015

Want to test the outer limits of your shooting skill? There's more to successful long-range

Unless you live in Antarctica, the only continent they aren't known to inhabit, there is a species Catfish

10 Biggest Catfish World Records of All Time

Jack Vitek - December 08, 2014

Unless you live in Antarctica, the only continent they aren't known to inhabit, there is a...

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use bait rigs for stripers. Other Freshwater

3 Deadly Bait Rigs For Stripers

J.B. Kasper - April 21, 2005

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use bait rigs for stripers.

See More Stories

More Wild Game

This venison recipe makes an over-the-top antelope chorizo burger that will have you and your family asking for seconds. Wild Game

Antelope Venison Chorizo Burgers Recipe

Nevada Foodies

This venison recipe makes an over-the-top antelope chorizo burger that will have you and your...

This venison marinade recipe is very versatile and can work with nearly any wild game meat, such as antelope, elk or bison Wild Game

Simple Venison Steak Marinade Recipe

Michele Eichler

This venison marinade recipe is very versatile and can work with nearly any wild game meat,...

In this recipe, frog legs are marinated in a savory garam masala seasoning and grilled to perfection; summertime grilling never tasted so good! Wild Game

Grilled Frog Legs With Garam Masala Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

In this recipe, frog legs are marinated in a savory garam masala seasoning and grilled to...

See More Wild Game

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.