This is my own original recipe (I'm a hunter's wife) and an all-time family favorite! A super moist and flavorful meatloaf with a 'kick' using venison and pork sausage. It would also probably be good as a leftover, but none of it has ever made it to the fridge so I don't know. This is exceptional when the meatloaf is formed into patties and grilled outside instead of baked in the oven.


Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr
1 hr 25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

  • Mix venison, pork sausage, and onion in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Run water from faucet briefly over onion buns, squeeze water out of buns, and break into small pieces. Add pieces of onion buns to meat mixture.

  • Stir eggs, brandy, bacon grease, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, red pepper flakes, seasoned salt, garlic and herb seasoning, black pepper, and sage into meat mixture. Transfer to prepared loaf pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned and the juices run clear, 60 to 70 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; protein 31.1g 62% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 15.5g 24% DV; cholesterol 165.3mg 55% DV; sodium 572.7mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (3)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
this was really really good! I was using up some hamburger meat so I used 2# ground deer 1# deer sausage and 1# hamburger meat. so I doubled the recipe. I didn't have any brandy... so I used 1/2 c white zinfandel wine. I left out the sage b/c I didn't have any. I DID use the buns according to directions. I was TEMPTED to use bread crumbs but didn't. AND I am glad I didn't because it was OUTSTANDING!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I did not have the buns so I used stove top stuffing (turkey flavor). I had fresh ground pork and fresh ground venison. I also used Jameson instead of the Christian brothers as well. I followed the receipt as close as possible. Omitted the red pepper flakes as well. I have a 5 year old that doesn't do spicy foods. It turned out great. My daughter didn't even know it was deer meat. LOL Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Made as directed. It has so much flavor the only way someone would detect a difference is if they had firsthand knowledge of what was in the meatloaf. I suggest making the mixture ahead to allow the flavors to build. Read More