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Oct 22, 2012 10:01 AM

Too much smoked deer sausage - what can I do besides cheese and crackers?

Here in my area a common gift is smoked deer sausage and I have been blessed generously. Well, I can only eat so much sausage with cheese on crackers. Is there something else I can do? I was thinking of re-grinding it, mixing it with ground beef and making a meat loaf. Will it work? Any other ideas?

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  1. just diced up and added to potato, egg or pasta dishes?
    I think it freezes fine.

    1. Add it to a risotto or paella.

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      1. re: jammy

        Or polenta dishes! Sausage and polenta...doesn't get much better than that.

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        No, I wouldn't grind it up and make meat loaf with it -- too salty, and as it's already been cooked, it's going to make a really weird texture.

        Sliced for sandwiches, put it on pizza, added to omelettes...anywhere you'd used chopped, cured meat.

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        1. re: sunshine842

          I wholeheartedly agree with all your suggestions. My in-laws make an abundance of deer sausage each year and they use it in all of those dishes, quite delicious!

        2. Agreed with splatgirl, it's remarkably versatile. I have added smoked venison sausage to soups, egg dishes, mac and cheese, and rice dishes. Goes great with rice and beans, for example.

          1. Thanksgiving is coming up, perfect in your dressing or stuffing.