medeling32 What @Boudreaux said is perfectly fine. You could make it with anything you want, 100% beef, 100% pork will work too! The biggest thing to know if you are going lower than 20-30% pork is that the texture will be a little different than you might be used to. Pork fat has a creaminess to it that beef fat just does not have, this is why it generally makes the best Sausage and Snack Sticks.
Sausage or Slim Jim mixing
Our crews normal routine of making Sausage is to mix venison, pork, & add desired amount of spices, course grind, mix, & 2nd grind. Mix again with hi temp cheese if used adding water and stuff. My question is that I have never seen this method listed, always adding spices, cheese & water after all grinds. What am I missing ? Thanks in advance. Dewey
deweymeats Its just a preference, nothing wrong with adding spices between first and second, or like you adding it before the first grind, though I think you would find more people who add between 1st and 2nd grind.
I don’t like doing it because it sets up on the auger and in the head and makes it harder to clean the equipment, but plenty of people do like it.