I use to have my breakfast sausage made for me giving the venison and seasoning mix to my butcher then I found this on the web tried it. This is my go to Breakfast Sausage recipe now, the wife even really likes it; 1 pound ground venison 8 ounces bacon, minced 1 teaspoon ground sage 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3/4 teaspoon onion salt (crushed red pepper flakes or jalapeno for some added kick to tastes) Directions Combine the venison, bacon, sage, ginger, pepper, and onion salt in a large bowl; mix well. Shape into 12 patties using about 1/4 cup of mixture per patty. Patties can either be pan-fried or frozen for later use. Footnotes If you would like to start with a venison roast and grind it yourself, just cut the venison and bacon into chunks, then toss together with the seasonings before grinding and forming into patties. This is what I do.