Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Goetta is often compared to scrapple or breakfast sausage. I found this recipe in a wild game cook book.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine venison, hot water and onion in a large skillet.
  2. Strip bay leaf from vein and finely crumble into skillet.
  3. Simmer until meat is no longer pink and onion is tender. Add pepper, oatmeal and salt. Stir quickly and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and season with onion powder, thyme, sage, nutmeg and crushed red pepper.
  5. Spoon meat mixture into loaf pan sprayed with vegetable oil spray. Let stand until firm.
  6. Remove from pan, cut loaf in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap.
  7. Freeze one and refrigerate the other.
  8. To use, slice meat 1/4-inch thick, coat gently with flour and pan fry in small amount of butter or vegetable oil until broned on each side. Serve with eggs and toast for breakfast.
  9. *you can add more crushed red pepper flakes to taste.
Most Helpful

I was gifted with 9 pounds of venison burger. I searched for good recipes and found this one. It was the first time my eight children had ever tasted venison. They loved it! I made a 1.5x recipe, since the meat was portioned into 1 1/2 pound packages. I served it scooped, since I was too impatient to let it stand and 'age' overnight. Paired alongside scrambled eggs with cheese and homemade buttermilk biscuits, it was a satisfying meal we will repeat. I have plenty left over to make the sausage rolls for the freezer. Thanks for the great recipe and a good experience with venison for my children!

Mommaofmany March 23, 2009

I had to try this; it's so unusual. At least, it's new to me. Pretty good, makes a very filling breakfast with eggs. Most goetta recipes are made with pork, which I think would really be fat. The venison works well. Thanks for posting an old-fashioned breakfast treat.

Jezski December 29, 2005