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Venison with Blackberry Wine Sauce

Rated as 4.58 out of 5 Stars

"A yummy way to spice up venison loin or steaks. Good with any red meat."
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40 m servings 359
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 steaks)


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  1. Heat shallots, garlic, blackberry jam, and red wine in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup of liquid, about 15 minutes. Strain liquid through a fine mesh sieve and set aside. Heat the beef broth in a separate skillet over medium-high heat until reduced by half, 15 to 20 minutes. Whisk the two reduced sauces together, and stir in the butter. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the venison steaks until they are beginning to firm, and are hot and slightly pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C). Serve the steaks with the sauce and a few fresh blackberries.


  • Cook's Note
  • If sauce is too thin dissolve 1 teaspoon cornstarch in 1 tablespoon wine, stir into sauce and bring to a boil.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 359 calories; 7.7 14.6 44.3 166 122 Full nutrition

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I grilled the steaks because it was a beautiful night and I much prefer the meat grilled! I hadn't made this for a long time but now looking forward to summer to enjoy this more often!

I braised the vension in some of the merlot to give it more flavor. I think this sauce is amazing, but it needs a little more so that there is enough for each steak. I used tenderlion pieces i...

I don’t make a lot of reduction sauces, so I really didn’t know what to expect given the fact that this recipe does not contain any herbs or spices. Suffice to say, it was fabulous! I did not ...

Made this sauce exactly as written, including the cornstarch addition. None of the ingredients stole the show. The sauce was delicious over medium-rare grilled venison steaks. This is worthy ...

Made this with pork tenderloins wrapped in bacon. Delicious! Needed to thicken the sauce a bit at the end though with a touch of corn starch. Definitely a company worthy dinner.

I chose to use fresh blackberries from Oregon state along with an Oregon based Pinot Noir "Firesteed" which has cherry and berry flavors to make the fruity blackberry pop even more.

I cut two back straps (whole tenderloin) in to thirds, salt/peppered them, and then grilled them medium rare. Cut them into medallions, put on a platter, drizzled a little of the sauce and garn...

Sauce was amazing. Seared the venison in butter, than simmered in wine, then wrapped and broiled it in maple bacon in the oven. Topped with sautéed mushrooms, sauce and berries. Served with pota...

What a great change. Even made it so that those that have always said, "I don't like venison." all of a sudden take a second look... and a second helping. That is a good thing with picky eater...