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    Maine Venison Mincemeat

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    48 hrs

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    Ben Hooper's Note:

    Venison mincemeat is an old Maine tradition. The deer neck is normally used, but any scrap bones can provide the boiled meat. Moose or Beef also makes good mincemeat if venison is not available.

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    1. 1
      Boil the deer neck in enough water to keep it covered, for 4 hours or until the bones come out clean.
    2. 2
      Whilst the neck is boiling, peel, core and chop the apples.
    3. 3
      Let pot of meat cool overnight.
    4. 4
      Grind the meat, and 1 cup solid suet that forms on top, through a fine plate, quarter and grind the lemon and orange (peel and all)
    5. 5
      Combine everything except 1 pt of cider in a large pot.
    6. 6
      Simmer over very low heat, stirring with care not to burn on. I cook mine on a wood cook stove. A hot top also works well.
    7. 7
      Adjust the consistency with the cider, depending on how much juice the apples produce.
    8. 8
      Simmer for 45 minutes or so, until the mixture is bubbling, but apples are still mostly whole.
    9. 9
      Add brandy to taste.
    10. 10
      Pack into quart mason jars hot, or plastic containers cool and freeze for pies.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 08, 2013


      this is a decent recipe!
      i made it and enjoyed it.
      i am a mincemeat fanatic.
      practically live on it.
      moose, caribou, and elk would all fit nicely.
      glad to see you are using venison.

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    • on December 11, 2007

      Years ago my gram used to make Mincemeat Pie and it was soooooo good... This looks like a winner! Thanks for sharing Ben! Linda

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    Nutritional Facts for Maine Venison Mincemeat

    Serving Size: 1 (12279 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 712.6
    Calories from Fat 12
    Total Fat 1.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 19.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 187.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 17.9 g
    Sugars 152.8 g
    Protein 2.8 g

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