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  1. #1
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    Oct 2018

    Wanted: Black Bear Jalapeno Smokie Recipe

    Looking to make black bear jalapeno sausages...

    After browsing my usual online sources and book, I am not sure simply switching the meat out without adjusting the spices is not going to cut it.

    Does anyone here happen to have a "tried and true" recipe for this?

    Thanks in advance

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Re: Wanted: Black Bear Jalapeno Smokie Recipe

    Make same as any pork recipe just make sure you get the centers to 165f

  4. #3
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    Sep 2021

    Re: Wanted: Black Bear Jalapeno Smokie Recipe

    My experience was the same as walks with deer. I always blend my game including bear. I am running about 50-60% and the balance is a blend of beef, pork, or even homemade bacon. It really depends on what I have around. I am trying to get my game percentage up but I'm new to hunting and don't want an overly gamey flavour that turns the wife off. So far so good.

    As far as spices, I get the most satisfaction from trying different recipes or even making up my own blend. However, I think the most consistent and delicious flavours have come from buying spice kits from Stuffers. Their prices are reasonable, and they make a great product. Stuffers is far better than the Hi-Mountain or Cabela's kits IMHO.

    I don't buy the high temp cheese. I find the oldest aged cheddar you can find works just as well and doesn't cost as much.

    Good luck,

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Canadian Badlands

    Re: Wanted: Black Bear Jalapeno Smokie Recipe

    here give this a try

    Jalapeno Chedder Brats

    9 lbs. Wild Game (trimmed and ready to grind)
    3 lbs. Pork Fat
    4 Eggs
    16 oz. Beer
    3 tsp Ground Black Pepper
    2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
    2 tsp Paprika
    1 tsp Nutmeg
    2 TBS Dry Mustard
    2 TBS Coriander
    1 tsp Sage
    3 TBS Salt
    4 tsp Sugar
    4 tsp Onion Powder
    2 cups Diced Jalapeņos
    6 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar

    Combine and grind the pork fat with the wild game trim. Mix all the spices except for the cheese and jalapeņos in a bowl. Add seasoning mix to the ground meat. Add beer and eggs. Thoroughly hand mix the seasonings into the ground meat. Run meat through the grinder a second time. Hand mix cheddar cheese and jalapeņos into the twice ground meat. Stuff into casing using your grinder if it has a casing stuffer attachment, or use a sausage press. Enjoy
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  6. #5
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    Feb 2018

    Re: Wanted: Black Bear Jalapeno Smokie Recipe

    I just made some cheddar ones with my bear meat. Used the stuffers pack, turned out great. Adding jalapenos for the next batch sounds great!

    @blacktail your recipe looks delicious

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