Hey y'all! Before you write this recipe off, stick with me! It's a delicious take on the Southern staple of "biscuits and sausage," and I promise, using wild game meat in this recipe is SO. GOOD!
But first, let’s talk about the buck my dad shot at the ranch last year... A 10 pointer. Beautiful! The buck will be going on their living room wall and it provided lots of amazing meat for our fam, and boy, am I thankful.
I didn't grow up hunting or eating deer, but within the last couple of years my family has started hunting the deer at our ranch in Texas, and let me tell you, the deer meat is so good! My two favorite things made from deer are cheddar jalapeno sausage (serve it with baked beans and a good coleslaw... YUM!!!) and surprisingly, breakfast sausage! I think deer breakfast sausage is wayyyy underrated. It doesn’t taste as “gamey” as other parts of the deer do to me, and when you pair it with these biscuits, it’s soooo yummy.
4 tsp Baking Powder
1-2 tsp Trader Joe’s (or good quality) Garlic Salt
2 cups Whole-Wheat Flour
4 tbsp Butter, unsalted (cold)
1 cup Milk
1 Pound Wild Game Breakfast Sausage (I like mine spicy!)
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
3 Tablespoons Whole-Wheat All Purpose Flour
2 Cups Whole Milk
2 tsp Garlic Salt Trader Joe’s (or good quality)
Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste (I like a lot in mine!)
* You can substitute pork breakfast sausage for the wild game breakfast if you don’t have any on hand!
Step One: Here we go! Turn your oven on to 450 degrees. Then, in a medium sized bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with whisk or a fork.
Step Two: Cut the ½ stick butter into little pea sized pieces and then mix the pieces into the flour mixture. Using a fork, try to mash the butter pieces as you mix it together with the flour until it resembles pea-sized pieces of butter covered with flour.
Step Three: Then pour in the milk and mix together with a spatula. Once combined, knead the dough with your hands 8 to 10 times. Sprinkle surface area with flour, turn dough out and roll out until it is a somewhat even ¾-1 inch thickness. I rolled mine a little thin this batch! Turn it out onto a counter or cutting board.
Step Four: Use a biscuit cutter or just turn a mason jar upside down and cut out biscuit rounds. You could also use shaped cookie cutters (like a heart or a star) if you have kids helping you! Then put them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes (or until lightly browned) while making your gravy!
Step Five: Once they are in the oven start browning your deer sausage! To brown, place sausage in skillet, turn the heat up to medium/medium high, break up the meat with a spatula until it is no longer pink and has a bit of a browned look to it.
Step Six: Once the meat looks nice and browned, add two tablespoons of maple syrup and cook it down.
Step Seven: Once the syrup has caramelized just a little bit, add 3 tablespoons of all purpose whole-wheat flour, reduce the heat. Incorporate flour. Check biscuits, take out if golden brown.
Step Eight: Add two cups whole milk. Stir until gravy reaches desired thickness (if too thick add milk a little at a time), adding garlic and salt pepper to taste! Turn off the heat when the desired thickness is reached. Taste and add anything you think it needs (More salt? More pepper? Maybe a little more maple?!).
And finally, dig in!!!
I am seriously craving this right now and have to avoid giving into it for a WHOLE MONTH because I am getting ready to shoot a music video and have to be in tip-top shape! Danggg ittttt. Haha! This will most likely be the first thing I eat after the shoot. I already cannot wait! Let me know what you think of this recipe!