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Venison Sausage Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe bread dough, white (frozen bread dough can be used)
  • 1 pound ground venison or venison sausage
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, ground
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 drops red pepper sauce
  • 8 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
  • Stone ground mustard for dipping

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This hearty appetizer would be a great addition to your Game Day party buffet.

Venison sausage can be used in place of ground venison.

This recipe courtesy of Hormel and the Culinary Institute of America.

Preparation

  1. Roll bread dough into rectangle, 17" by 12".
  2. Place ground venison into sauté pan over medium heat, begin to brown meat.
  3. Add in onion, parsley, garlic, thyme, ginger, red pepper, black pepper, and red pepper sauce.
  4. Continue to sauté meat until internal temperature of 155 degrees. Remove from heat and let cool five minutes.
  5. Place meat over bread dough, leave two-inch gap on one long end of rectangle.
  6. Place meat over bread dough, leave two-inch gap on one long end of rectangle.
  7. Sprinkle mozzarella and parmesan cheeses over top of meat.
  8. Begin rolling bread dough into long pinwheel with venison remaining inside of roll.
  9. Slice into even rolls and place on greased baking pan.
  10. Bake at 350ºF conventional oven for 15-20 minutes or until roll is golden brown.
  11. Serve warm with stone ground mustard.