A simple and delicious recipe for venison, especially on a cold winter's evening. Make in an electric pressure cooker, such as Instant Pot®. Top with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in the pot of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) on the Saute setting. Saute onion, carrots, and garlic until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add red wine.

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  • Lay venison into the pot; top with 1/2 the butter. Mix in salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Add crushed tomatoes. Close and lock the lid. Select the Stew setting according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook orzo in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain and stir in the remaining butter.

  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes. Remove venison and cut into bite-sized pieces; meat should be fall-apart tender. Mix venison back into the pot. Serve the ragout over the orzo.

Nutrition Facts

580 calories; protein 30.9g 62% DV; carbohydrates 74g 24% DV; fat 15.6g 24% DV; cholesterol 84.6mg 28% DV; sodium 432.6mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2020
Would add garlic, carrots, and bay leaf Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2020
This turned out SO good by using ground meat! I served it with egg noodles! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
Everyone loved it!! So easy in the instantpot. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2019
Taste is great. I would cut up the meat in smaller pieces so it will cook better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2020
Would add garlic, carrots, and bay leaf Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2019
Easy to fix and tasty! My whole family at it and we all enjoyed Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2018
This is delicious! I did add a little pancetta just because I had some. I will be making this often! Read More
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