Venison Sliders


  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1/4 pound salt pork (or bacon ends or pork fat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 juniper berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 large cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red wine


1. Put the juniper, black pepper and salt in a mortar and pestle, and pulverize into a fine powder, add the garlic cloves and mash into a paste.
2. Add the paste and the red wine to the venison and pork fat and mix thoroughly
3. Spread the meat onto a well greased baking dish or cookie sheet
4. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10 minutes, remove cover with cheese and then bake for 7-8 more minutes
5. Let them rest for a few minutes before cutting and then cut them up to whatever size you would like.

This made 8 little sliders that were about a 1/-2 inch thick.

Recipe courtesy of Jamie Carlson and his “You Have to Cook it Right” blog.


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