elk sausage in serving bowl

Smoked Elk Landjæger Sausages Recipe

Landjæger is a dried sausage, commonly made with beef and pork. It’s good as a travel snack, because it doesn’t need to be refrigerated.


2 Lb elk meat

½ Lb pork/boar fat

25 G kosher salt

1 Tbsp black pepper

9 G granulated sugar

1 Tsp garlic powder

1 Tsp allspice

1 Tsp caraway seeds

1 Tsp ground coriander

½ Tsp celery seed

1 Tsp cayenne

3 G cure N.2

80 Ml water

4G Mondostart culture

Bradley Smoker Alder Bisquettes


Cube meat & fat.

Combine meat with all seasonings, spices, water and Cure N.2.

Marinate overnight.

Place meat in freezer and prepare meat grinder.

Soak hog casing in fresh water.

Coarsely grind meat and fat together and return to freezer.

Flush casing and prepare sausage stuffer.

Add Mondostart culture and mix thoroughly.

Stuff sausage casing and twist off into links.

Sterilize a needle and poke any air holes.

Allow sausages to remain at room temperature for 1-2 hours.

Ferment sausage for 48 hours in a clean, sealed place with high humidity and a temperature of 71°F.

Cold smoke sausages with alder bisquettes for 3 hours.

Remove from smoker and place in drying chamber for 2 weeks, maintaining a low temperature (54 – 60°F) and a relative humidity of 80%.

Store in fridge or in freezer.