These 10 Venison Dinners Will Knock Your Socks Off
Looking for something new and different? Have a package of venison and just don't know what to do with it? Well, the Allrecipes community is here to help with some of the best venison dishes around. From breaded and fried cutlets and bacon-wrapped backstrap to smothered steaks, these exciting venison recipes will have you coming back for seconds!
"I don't have a clue where my Dad got this particular recipe, but he used to build it during hunting season when we had fresh venison (elk, antelope, mule or whitetail deer), 'hanging and aging'. I still make it when the opportunity presents itself." says Clint Wigen.
Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce
Trim venison tenderloins into roasts are wrapped in bacon slices, roasted, and served with a creamy mushroom sauce. "I cooked the backstrap for 45 minutes. My husband said, 'write down every step you made so you can duplicate it!' says lindseyFaye216.
Braised Venison with Rosemary and Shiitake
Venison is simmered with shiitake mushrooms, onions, herbs, and bacon in red wine and a splash of cognac if you like. "The texture was very nice," says NMChef1. "I can see why someone online compared backstrap to filet mignon. I hardly know French cooking, but this just looked like something from that cuisine. If I'm ever lucky enough to get more venison, I'll make this recipe again for sure."
Venison with Sherry-Mushroom Sauce
Venison tenderloin steaks are seasoned and seared then cooked in a sherry, mushroom, and sweet onion sauce. "This recipe covers the gamey flavor, so if you aren't into gaminess this recipe is perfect for you," says Karen D.. "Plus, it's fancy enough to serve to guests."
Venison with Blackberry Wine Sauce
You'll quickly pan-sear venison steaks and serve with a silky blackberry sauce. "A yummy way to spice up venison loin or steaks," says Web Spinner. "Good with any red meat."
Bread venison cutlets and brown in butter on the stovetop, then bake in the oven with sherry or Marsala wine and a little broth! "If you are from a state where they hunt you will love this," says GAIL BOYD. "I serve it with pasta and a crusty bread!"
Steak N Gravy
Venison steaks simmer in a mushroom, milk, and beef gravy. "Try this one on for size if you love shrooms, otherwise omit them," says Elisa Gale. "This is my husband's favorite (and we eat game at least 3 nights a week). Serve with rice or mashed potatoes, and green beans. Now THIS is good eatin'!"
Venison Pot Roast and Gravy
"If I could rate it higher I would. This was EXCELLENT! My husband had seconds, no wait—thirds," says Virginia Miller. "Hubby kept saying how good it was. He is very picky on how venison is done, and decided I can cook it any time. He said it was plate-licking good!"
Fajita-seasoned strips of venison are cooked in a heavy frying pan with onions and bell peppers and served in tortillas. "This was delicious. Better than any other kind of fajitas we ever tasted," says Althea LeBlanc. "I'm bringing it to potlucks."
Browned venison and onions simmer in a creamy concoction of sour cream and mushroom soup. Serve over egg noodles. "This is the easiest and most delicious stroganoff I've ever made," says harleyfairy. "Only thing I did differently was used a little sherry."