Our first foray into sausage-making, what I call the “Elk Sausage Project”, has been a GREAT success! And it wasn’t hard to do! Hubby Dan sterilized everything, cut up an elk foreleg (removing all the silver skin & sinew), and then double-ground the elk meat, mixed with pork (60% elk, 40% pork for the fat content- elk has No fat). Then we made 3 different kinds of Breakfast Sausage (which makes GREAT burgers, too!): Walton’s Meatgistics “Holly PSS GC5060”, for classic, sage-seasoned breakfast sausage, our friend Daniel Oliver’s recipe for spicy Calabrese Sausage with Fennel, Hot Pepper, & Paprika, and one lb. using Maple-Chipotle Rub from Pepper Palace & some Bourbon Barrell Aged Maple Syrup. Dan then used the grinder to stuff it into 10 Walton’s 1-lb. sausage bags for the freezer. We cooked some of each in a cast iron pan, and ALL THREE ARE DELICIOUS- juicy, flavorful… and they make store-bought sausage patties seem absolutely tasteless! Next time we will probably make some using the Israeli “Meurav” spice mix we created & a Cinnamon-Chile spice blend we have… Other ideas are Garam Masala & Ras El Hanout & Jerk spice blends!