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Venison Stew

Rated as 4.88 out of 5 Stars

"Simple and versatile stew. This is the 'base' recipe I use and add or change to whatever I have on hand."
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2 h 25 m servings 351
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. Heat bacon grease in an oven-proof pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook and stir venison in the hot grease until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer venison to a plate using a slotted spoon. Add onion to hot grease; cook and stir until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Mix garlic, tomato paste, and anchovy paste together in a small bowl; add to onions. Stir flour into onion mixture until dissolved.
  4. Pour wine, beef broth, and chicken broth into the pot; bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Add thyme and bay leaves to pot and bring liquid to a simmer. Return venison to pot. Cover pot.
  5. Simmer stew in the preheated oven for 1 hour. Add potatoes, carrots, and mushrooms to stew and simmer in the oven until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour more. Add peas and stir.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Vegetable broth can be substituted for the chicken broth, if desired.
  • Add butter to the flour to make a roux, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 351 calories; 8.4 25.6 35 119 382 Full nutrition

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This recipe was great. I don't have a Dutch oven so after step 4, I put everything together in a crock pot on high for 3 hours.

I have been cooking with venison for many years. This is the best venison stew recipe I have ever made. The flavor was outstanding and the venison was tender and juicy. Yum.

I liked this very much. I added a few stalks of celery with the carrots and just a little more beef and chicken stock after the first hour but I probably could have just let it go. I was worri...

I've made a lot of venison stews, so for me to give this five stars means it is excellent. I did make changes. I halved the recipe because I didn't need to feed so many people. I left out the...

Love this! I use any root veggies and the flavor is always great

Great recipe! My only changes were to use sweet potatoes and turnips as I didn t have red potatoes or mushrooms. The broth is rich, thick, and flavorful. I think using at least one sweet vegg...

Substituted the tomatoe paste with 1 tin puree Added some diced bacon and beef brisket. Great recipe or base with additional ingredients according to the stock in your cupboard

This stew is excellent! There is no need to look for another venison stew! The venison was very tender and the gravy exceptionally tasty. I made a few small changes: I added some chopped celery...

Outstanding and filling! I used the slow cooker after step 4 as someone suggested in a previous review. I would make it again in a heartbeat!