Elk sausages are a great way to incorporate wild game meat into your diet. Whether it’s breakfast time or closer to supper, it is a versatile food that pairs well with a lot of different meals. Elk meat, in general, offers a lot of health benefits, and with our Broadleaf partner, you can assure you are getting the best of the best!
What is Elk Sausage Made of?
Elk sausage is a lean meat that, in this case, is mixed with some beef, Madeira wine, and a simple spice mixture that includes garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder. By using dry spices, you will keep more flavor in the meat mixture even after it has been frozen.
Four main types of sausage casings can be used, the high-quality product we are offering uses a natural casing, but you can also find some varieties in collagen, synthetic or fibrous casings.
Health Benefits of Elk Sausage
Ground elk paired with other fresh ingredients, such as ground beef and simple spices, offers a healthy choice when it comes to your daily diet. It makes a rich source of b-12 vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as a great source of iron. It has just the right amount of fat, and it will only take a small piece to leave you feeling full and satisfied.
Elk meat is also very high in protein per serving and not only helps to lower your risk of heart disease but also can boost your immune system added into a healthy diet can improve your overall health. To help put the health benefits into perspective, elk meat has about ⅕ of the fat that is found in regular beef per serving.
If your health goals include weight loss, building lean muscle mass, or improving your overall cardiovascular health, elk meat is a great source of protein to include in your diet. Be sure and keep it in your regular rotation, don’t just save it for special occasions!
With a simple cooking process and a relatively low amount of heat to cook thoroughly, these elk sausages would be a great option to take on camping trips as well as to keep on hand at home. While there are different types of sausages, we feel this is one of the best on the market and are so excited to offer it here at the Co-Op!
Flavors That Pair Well With Elk Sausage
We mentioned earlier that the simple spice extracts and simple, high-quality elk meat could really work with any meal of the day.
If you are looking for a more savory pairing, you can top it with some maple syrup, brown sugar, or dried pears. These would be a great addition to any breakfast plate of waffles, pancakes, eggs, and toast.
Elk sausage can also hold a great smoky flavor if you mix it with some fresh herbs, vegetables, and potatoes in your cast iron skillet, even more so around a great outside campfire.
There is a wide range of sausage recipes you can put into your repertoire depending on what flavor you’re craving on a specific day. Just get out a large skillet, heat it up to medium high heat, and use our high-quality Elk Sausage from Broadleaf to give all of your dishes the best results! With 9 pounds of meat to work with, you will find yourself adding in more meals with elk sausage than you might have originally planned.
What Makes Elk Sausage Different?
Whether it’s your first time experiencing the rich flavor of elk sausage or you have tried it before and are just looking for new ways to use it, we know that you know how to decipher the highest quality product from one that isn’t up to that level.
Elk sausage is different than other ground sausage options because of its overall health benefits, high protein count, essential vitamins and micronutrients, and the ability to fill you up with small serving sizes.
We have focused mainly on our high-quality elk sausage in this article, but there are some other great ways to add elk meat into your meal rotation. A few that come to mind include elk chili, elk brats, and even an occasional elk burger would be fun and healthy ways to give your family a high-quality source of protein!
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