Slow Cooker Venison Sloppy Joes


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!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • ¼ pound bacon

  • 2 pounds venison stew meat

  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon prepared Dijon-style mustard

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

538 Calories
18g Fat
41g Carbs
52g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 538
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 1071mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 52g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 9mg 48%
Potassium 800mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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