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Must-Try Recipe for the Big Game: Venison Sausage Rolls

Want to amp up your gameday goods? Add wild game to the mix with this tasty recipe for venison sausage rolls.

Must-Try Recipe for the Big Game: Venison Sausage Rolls

These sausage rolls are a flavorful blend of ground venison, thyme, sage, coriander, nutmeg, and other spices wrapped up in a flaky pastry crust. (David Draper photo)

Pigs-in-a-blanket are a tailgate staple, but you can do so much better than crappy cocktail wienies wrapped in a doughy crescent roll. To amp up your gameday goods, and add some wild game to the mix, take a gander across the pond to the Brits, who know a thing or two about meat and pastry pairings.

Order a sausage roll in jolly ol’ England and you’ll get a flavorful blend of ground meat punched up with sage and other spices, often nutmeg, coriander and thyme. All this is wrapped in a flaky pastry crust and generally served in portions that can be enjoyed in just one or two bits – in other words, the perfect finger food to watch football, whether that’s a...

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