This is a favorite in our home, it works great for those who say, 'I don't like deer meat!' They'll have no clue that it's venison!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a roasting pan.

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  • Mix venison, sausage, onions, and cracker crumbs in a large bowl until well combined. Add the evaporated milk, eggs, barbeque sauce, salt, pepper, and half of the tomato sauce; mix until evenly combined, and let stand 15 minutes. Place onto roasting pan, and shape into a loaf.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Spread top with remaining tomato sauce, and continue baking for an additional hour, until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

594.1 calories; 43.6 g protein; 32.7 g carbohydrates; 218.7 mg cholesterol; 2031.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
As a man who has "plenty" of ground venison in his freezer and loves a good meatloaf let me say this was a godsend. I'm from Texas and like things a little warm so I added a couple diced jalopeno's umm umm good. Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2018
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
As a man who has "plenty" of ground venison in his freezer and loves a good meatloaf let me say this was a godsend. I'm from Texas and like things a little warm so I added a couple diced jalopeno's umm umm good. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
As a man who has "plenty" of ground venison in his freezer and loves a good meatloaf let me say this was a godsend. I'm from Texas and like things a little warm so I added a couple diced jalopeno's umm umm good. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2009
Delicious-- I halved the recipe used ketchup for the tomato sauce and baked it with potatoes and carrots. The flavor was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2012
Just made this tonight. The bbq sauce really gives it that something special. We had bbq sauce served with it instead of our typical ketchup. I did leave out the sausage because when we process our deer meat we put bacon in it. Also unless your planning to feed 20 people you can really cut this recipe in half or even a forth. It was far too much food. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2013
I halved the ingredients and that worked well. I am not a fan of meatloaf but my son and husband LOVED this recipe. My husband who is a picky eater said it may be the best meatloafs he has ever had. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2015
I think this is the best meatloaf ever! It is soon to become a regular in my house. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2014
I was shocked at how delicious this recipe turned out! I loved it and so did my husband three year old and ten month old! I used a pound of deer meat a pound of ground beef and a pound or so of smoked pork sausage. I was out of bread crumbs so I used quick cooking oats instead and substituted half and half for the evaporated milk. It was amazing!!! This will definitely be my go to recipe for meatloaf from now on! It does make a lot but we had no problem eating the leftovers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2016
This was great! I just halved the recipe! My picky 3 yr old loved it so much he had seconds. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2017
The wife is allergic to beef so I decided to try this recipe as an alternative. Have to say without a doubt this is THE-BEST meatloaf we've ever had. And the recipe is easy too. 5 stars! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2018
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