Papas Con Chile

Papas Con Chile is essentially a Mexican version of mashed potatoes from our Sporting Friend, Susie Jimenez. The only thing you may want to add to your version is cheese. And, like Susie mentions in the recipe, you can add your favorite wild game to this dish and make it more of the main meal,…

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Jalapeño, Garlic and Lime Summer Sausage

smoked sausage

I’m told that it’s called “summer sausage” because it can be stored without refrigeration because of the curing process. I keep my summer sausage in the refrigerator or freezer anyway. I’ve also made various forms of wild game summer sausage using only salt as a curing agent. Some people like big hunks of cheese in…

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Maple Breakfast Sausage with Buttery Red Eye Gravy

homemade venison sausage

It’s been my experience that most folks won’t bother giving a sausage recipe a second look. They think it requires special equipment and a chemistry degree. Grinders, cures and casings — and, really, what are those casings made of anyway? This breakfast sausage recipe is as simple as making venison burgers. Nothing more than a…

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Shepherd’s Cottage Pie

venison cottage pie

My mother used to make something she called “shepherd’s pie” several times a year. It was one of her best dishes, but the best part was watching my dad stir up the potatoes with the tomato sauce, green beans and ground beef. It looked like something a 4-year-old would create, and it drove my mom…

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