Sweet, robust, and flavorful, Wild Boar Sausage is an easy and delicious dish to make. It pairs perfectly with eggs and toast for an amazing breakfast or brunch.
This sausage has a wonderful sweet flavor from the natural wild boar meat and brown sugar. Wild boar doesn't have that gamey flavor you might find from other traditional game sausage. We like them paired with eggs and Blackstone Potatoes but you can also use them for a classic sausage sandwich.
Ingredients for Wild Boar Sausage
You don't need too much to make this delicious sausage.
Wild Boar - One pound of ground wild boar is plenty. It is slightly darker than pork because there is less fat. But it does have enough fat to keep the sausage moist without having to add more fat or other meat to it.
Seasoning Mix - I like to make wild boar sausage with seasoning that has more of a breakfast sausage profile. Brown Sugar, sea salt, black pepper, nutmeg, and thyme are the perfect combination for this sausage.
Steps for Making Wild Boar Sausage Recipe
Step One: In a mixing bowl, add the wild boar along with the spices.
Step Two: Form the seasoned wild boar meat into patties that are roughly 2-3 ounces. You should get 8 patties from 1 pound of ground boar.
Step Three: Place the sausage patties in a preheated smoker and smoke for an hour at 225°F until the internal temperature reaches 150°F.
Cooking Note: If you don't have a smoker, you can easily grill, bake, or pan-sear them over medium heat. Just cook them until the internal temp reaches 150°F.
Step Four: Once the wild boar sausage is done cooking, serve it alongside your favorite brunch dishes. Eggs and homefries are perfect to accompany this smoked Wild Boar Sausage.
Make it into links - you can use natural casings to turn these into lean wild boar sausage links. I just prefer to make patties to save on time, but you can make links.
Combine Meats - If you want to mix wild boar with some other natural meats like venison or elk, the same way you might mix in pork, you can do that easiest with a meat grinder. Just regrind the meat together to mix it in thoroughly.
Flavor Profile - it is easy to move this from breakfast sausage to more savory flavors. Try adding roasted garlic and rosemary along with salt and pepper for a delicious combination.
Add-ins - Mix in some dry cranberries or dry apples for a sweeter sausage.
What is wild boar?
Wild boar, are just what they sound like, feral swine. These are aggressive wild pigs and a favorite of hunters in the United States. They are much more active than farm-raised pigs and because of that, they have less fat and the meat is leaner than domestic pork. They have a mellow sweetness and the flavor is a more robust pork-like flavor due to their omnivore diet.
How else can I use Wild Boar?
You can substitute wild boar where you might use domestic pork to take your everyday dishes to the next level. Whether you add it to your poultry stuffing, stuffed mushrooms, your Italian Sunday Sauce to serve with your favorite pasta, or even meatballs, you will love the depth of flavor that the Wild Boar adds to the dish.
We also enjoy making this Wild Boar Burger recipe.
- 1 lbs ground wild boar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon thyme
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place all ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl. Mix with your hands to ensure all the ingredients are well incorporated.
- Form the meat mixture into eight 2 oz patties.
- Place the sausage patties into a preheated smoker and smoke that meat at 225°F for about an hour. The patties are done when the internal temperature reaches 150°F.
- Once the sausage is done cooking, remove it from the smoker and serve. Enjoy!