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Wild Hog and Apple Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Slightly sweet from dried apples and fruit juice, and a little spicy from red pepper flakes, this wild hog breakfast sausage recipe is just what you need in the morning to start the day off right

Wild Hog and Apple Breakfast Sausage Recipe
Try this Wild Hog and Apple Breakfast Sausage Recipe topped with a fried egg and sandwiched between two toasted English muffin halves for a great sandwich on the go. (Scott Leysath photo)
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Serves: 10
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 8 cups ground wild hog
  • ½ pound bacon, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons medium ground black pepper
  • 1 cup apple juice, chilled
  • 1 ½ cups dried apple, minced


  1. In a large bowl, combine ground wild hog and diced bacon. Mix well with your hands for 3-4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and keep mixing for another 3-4 minutes.
  2. Form hog sausage mixture into balls, about 2 inches in diameter. Pack tightly together with hands.
  3. Place sausage balls on a lightly-greased sheet pan or on wax paper. Press down lightly on each ball to form a patty. For that store-bought look, cut them into uniform circles with a cookie-cutter or can.
  4. Wild hog sausages should be cooked or refrigerated immediately. If they are not going to be cooked within 3-4 days, freeze for later use. To cook, set oven to 400 degrees. Bake for about 20 minutes, flipping patties halfway through.

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