My husband is an avid hunter and venison lover. I never really cared for venison roast until now. This roast is so tender and tasty it will have you coming back for more.

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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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  • Cut venison roast in half and rub with brown sugar. Place roast into a slow cooker and add the apple juice, soy sauce, and salt. Cover and cook on Low setting for 6 hours or until meat is tender. Remove meat from slow cooker, cover, and let stand for 15 minutes.

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  • Pour drippings through strainer into medium sized bowl, return juices to slow cooker and discard material in strainer. In a small bowl, combine water and cornstarch until smooth; stir into cooking juices until well combined. Cover and cook on High until thickened, about 15 minutes. Slice meat and serve with gravy.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

243.7 calories; 23.9 g protein; 30.8 g carbohydrates; 85.8 mg cholesterol; 783.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This is a very very easy and delicious recipe. The only change was that I used apple cider instead of juice and added one thinly sliced onion to the cooker. The gravy is incredible and pairing this meat with mashed potatoes was perfect. We had unexpected guests who also loved this dish. I was leary because I slow cooked a venison roast before and wasnt thrilled with the result. I will keep this recipe and use for both venison and beef. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2010
Just okay. Made with a loin and was much too dry. Gravy was too sweet. Wouldn't recommend. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This is a very very easy and delicious recipe. The only change was that I used apple cider instead of juice and added one thinly sliced onion to the cooker. The gravy is incredible and pairing this meat with mashed potatoes was perfect. We had unexpected guests who also loved this dish. I was leary because I slow cooked a venison roast before and wasnt thrilled with the result. I will keep this recipe and use for both venison and beef. Read More
(33)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
This is a very very easy and delicious recipe. The only change was that I used apple cider instead of juice and added one thinly sliced onion to the cooker. The gravy is incredible and pairing this meat with mashed potatoes was perfect. We had unexpected guests who also loved this dish. I was leary because I slow cooked a venison roast before and wasnt thrilled with the result. I will keep this recipe and use for both venison and beef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2009
Instead of apple juice I added a cup of sliced apples and it was fantastic. I also added an extra tablespoon of cold water so the apples wouldn't stick to the bottom of the crock pot. Great Recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2009
Add crushed red pepper for a great sweet yet spicy flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/20/2009
Made a very interesting flavor to our meal. Served it with potato dumplings and used the gravy over them. It turnied out nice and tender. I made it according to the directions that were given and think it will be used again in the future. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
I've made this 2 times now and it is excellent! Both times the roast came out so tender and shredded with a fork. I did experiment a little the second time because I like mine a little spicy. I added a dash of crushed red peppers along with some horeseradish and it turned out good too. This is one of those kinds of recipes where if you like venison this makes it even better and if you don't like venison well you can tolerate it. With hubby being a hunter you can be sure I will be making this recipe time and time again. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
This is a great recipe! I like finding new things to do with venison! I added a little worchester sauce to the recipe. Will definately make again sometime! Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/28/2011
I used apple juice the first time I made this and found it to be too sweet; I now use about 1/2 cup natural (no sugar added) apple sauce. I also sub teriyaki sauce for the soy and add garlic pepper and sliced onions to the pot. It turns out perfect that way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2010
This is a great basic recipe. I make one very similar with the following adaptations: applesauce instead of apple juice 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/2 can undiluted frozen orange-pineapple juice 2 large crushed cloves garlic 1 thinly sliced sweet onion. I also add enough water to coat the roast otherwise it dries out. Goes to show you the original is a good basic recipe and folks should experiment to their own taste. Thanks for posting!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2010
Very good actually cooked it about 9 hours (waiting on dutch oven camp potatoes) just turned so often and basted it so often. The whole family loved! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/13/2010
Just okay. Made with a loin and was much too dry. Gravy was too sweet. Wouldn't recommend. Read More
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