This recipe comes from my friend who is a guide in Alaska - it's excellent for sandwiches, on rolls with sharp Cheddar cheese. Yum yum! Slow cooked in a slow cooker so even the toughest of roasts or stew meats will work; eventually the meat just falls apart! Also good served over hot cooked rice. Delicious!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove from skillet, crumble and set aside. Brown stew meat in bacon grease for flavor.

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  • Put onion, sugar, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, garlic, mustard, ketchup, salt and pepper in slow cooker and mix well. Add bacon and venison and stir together.

  • Cook for a minimum of 8 hours on Low setting. Use a fork to separate the meat into a thick and yummy Sloppy Joe-style barbecue.

Nutrition Facts

538 calories; protein 51.8g; carbohydrates 41.1g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 190.7mg; sodium 1071.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (76)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2008
this was awesome! i used ground instead of stew meat added alittle beef broth and a little water! my husband raved and i liked it also! will definately have this recipe again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/14/2008
I couldn't help but feel something was amiss when I saw one tablespoon of cumin. I think that the rave reviews are coming from people who hate the taste of venison. I followed the recipe exactly and thought the cumin overwhelmed any other flavor. Read More
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95 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 61
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2008
this was awesome! i used ground instead of stew meat added alittle beef broth and a little water! my husband raved and i liked it also! will definately have this recipe again! Read More
(47)
Rating: 1 stars
09/14/2008
I couldn't help but feel something was amiss when I saw one tablespoon of cumin. I think that the rave reviews are coming from people who hate the taste of venison. I followed the recipe exactly and thought the cumin overwhelmed any other flavor. Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2005
This slow cooker sloppy joe recipe is a definite keeper!! I was looking for something different to do with all the deer meat in our freezer and was not disappointed with this. A bonus is that it's done in the slow cooker! Everyone loved this and even looked forward to leftovers the day after! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2010
My fiance is a huge hunter and I always have a freezer full of venison to cook with. This is deff. one of his favorites and it is so easy.I also love this recipe because I make a big bake with the leftovers the next day so its 2 dinners in 1. Just take a 9x13 pan. Spread 2 cans of crecent rolls across the bottom then put the meat and cover with cheddar cheese. Last step is to cover top with 1 more can of crecent rolls ( I make it a lattice top) bake at 375 for 20-30 min. or till browned and warmed through. So Good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2006
Yummm this was delicious. My husband does not like ketchup or mustard so I replaced with bbq sauce. Final result tasted more like a pulled-pork style sandwich as opposed to a sloppy joe. I put this in the crockpot during hunting season and it was ready to go when the hungry boys came out of the woods. This is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2006
This is so good! This was awesome made with steaks and cutlets. I pulled it apart at 7 hours and let it simmer another hour. Tonight I used ground venison and it was a hit at our potluck. I used 4 lbs of meat and 2 1/2 times the other ingredients. Delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
Awesome! I made this for a party and it was a huge hit. I used ground venison instead of stew meat and it turned out great. I browned the meat and then cooked it in the slow cooker for 4 hours instead of 8. I served them with potato slider rolls instead of full sized hamburger buns. Next time I think I will try adding diced green peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2009
I've never had Venison before trying this recipe. My husband's friend gave us some and we didn't know what to do with it. It was a fabulous recipe and I would try it again in a hearbeat. No additions or substitutes needed. Thank You. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2006
This is my new favorite food. There are NEVER leftovers and the meat is incredibly tender! I even added a shredded carrot to increase our veggie intake and it was still delicious! Read More
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