Wild game boudin / rice sausage

S-3 Ranch

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Jan 23, 2022
West Texas - Hesperus Colorado


  • ▢ 1 1/2 pounds duck, venison, beef, pork, whatever
  • ▢ 1/2 pounds liver
  • ▢ 1/2 pound pork fat
  • ▢ 1 large onion, chopped
  • ▢ 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • ▢ 2 poblano or green bell peppers, chopped
  • ▢ 1 bay leaf
  • ▢ 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ▢ 4 tablespoons kosher salt
  • ▢ 1/2 teaspoon Instacure No. 1 (optional)
  • ▢ 3 to 5 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, or see below
  • ▢ 2 cups cooked white rice (long-grain is best)
  • ▢ 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • ▢ 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • ▢ Hog casings


  • Chop the meats, liver and fat into chunks that will fit in the grinder. Mix the meats, liver and fat with the onion, celery, poblano peppers and garlic, then the salt, curing salt (if using) and either the Cajun seasonings or the spice mix you made from this recipe. Put it all in a lidded container and set in the fridge at least an hour, and up to a day.
  • Put the contents of the container into a large pot and pour in enough water to cover everything by an inch or two. Bring to a simmer and cook gently until everything is tender, at least 90 minutes and up to 3 hours. Strain the cooking liquid (you'll need it later) and spread the meat, fat and veggies out on a sheet pan to cool.
  • When everything is cool enough to handle, grind it through the coarse die (6.5 mm) on your grinder. You can also hand chop everything.
  • Put your meat mix into a large bowl and add the cooked rice, parsley and green onions. Mix well, and add up to 4 cups of the reserved cooking liquid. Mix this for 3 to 5 minutes so you make a more cohesive mixture to stuff into a casing. You now have boudin.
  • You can just shape the mixture into balls and fry them (they're awesome), or use your boudin as stuffing for something else, like a turkey. Or you can case it. Stuff the boudin into hog casings, and while you're doing it, get a large pot of salted water hot -- not simmering, just steaming. You want the water to be about 165ºF to 170ºF. Poach the links for 10 minutes, then serve. If you are not serving them right away, no need to poach the links yet.