An easy to make venison stew to die for.

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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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  • Place the celery, onion, garlic, and parsley in the bottom of a slow cooker. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Brown the venison well in two batches, and add to the slow cooker.

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  • Season to taste with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil. Pour in the tomato sauce, red wine, and water. Cook on Low for 7 to 10 hours.

Nutrition Facts

238.9 calories; protein 31.8g 64% DV; carbohydrates 5.1g 2% DV; fat 7.9g 12% DV; cholesterol 114.3mg 38% DV; sodium 657.2mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2007
This is a great recipe using venison. I'm amazed at the low ratings must be new. It's hard to cook great meals with venison without going the extra mile to get some of the gamey flavor out. I added potatos and carrots. Had to use a cup of water a full 15 oz can of tomato sauce and only used one lb of venison. The tomato gravy turned out excellent in thickness. Like a lot of my tomato based stews I added 1/4 cup ketchup a tbsp of worcestershire and two tsp of bacon grease. Wow delicious! This is a keeper. I challenge anyone to try this. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2010
This was not very good. I followed the recipe because I had never cooked venison but this was awful. For one thing the only vegetable with substance was celery. I would recommend adding potatoes and carrots as the stew was not hearty at all. I cooked it on low for 8 hours but the meat practically dissolved. I won't make this again. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2007
This is a great recipe using venison. I'm amazed at the low ratings must be new. It's hard to cook great meals with venison without going the extra mile to get some of the gamey flavor out. I added potatos and carrots. Had to use a cup of water a full 15 oz can of tomato sauce and only used one lb of venison. The tomato gravy turned out excellent in thickness. Like a lot of my tomato based stews I added 1/4 cup ketchup a tbsp of worcestershire and two tsp of bacon grease. Wow delicious! This is a keeper. I challenge anyone to try this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/21/2009
This was good stew even better the second day. However I don't think venison should be cooked this long as it has little to no fat content. As often happens some bites were tender and others were chewy and dry. I used a cut labeled by my hunter as "hind roast." I'd be interested to know what cut of meat others used. In my opinion the gaminess that some people complain of is due to the age of the animal or perhaps not butchering promptly. The meat my hunter provides always has a pleasant flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
Very good! I tried two variations on the first I added two large potatoes and it was great! On the second I added 1TBS fresh rosemary and served over pasta wonderful again! This dish has a lot of Tuscan overtones and is really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2009
This recipe is hard to beat and hard to mess up! We have it often. I like to marinate my venison overnight in red wine vinegar & oil dressing and Adolph's tenderizer. Sometimes I don't even brown the meat first just toss it all in with a couple of beef bullion cubes. If you add cut up potatoes corn and baby lima beans you've got Brunswick Stew! A dash of A-1 Sauce really kicks it up a knotch:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2009
I have been using this recipe for awhile.I dont pre cook anything. Throw it all in the pot and let it go...I add no water replaced it with crush tomatoes. I add French onion soup mix. Even my people who hate venison due to the gamey taste love this....I serve over mash potatoes Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2009
I made this recipe with a few changes and it turned out delicious. After looking at the recipe again I've noticed that I forgot to add the parsley even though I have some growing in my house! LOL I think that would have added even more flavor. Like others here I added potatoes and carrots with the other ingredients and cut the venison down to 1 pound. I didn't have tomato sauce basil or oregano so I substituted 1 small can each of pizza sauce and V-8. I cooked the stew overnight for about 8 hours on low but the vegetables weren't quite done when I checked it in the morning so I turned the slow cooker on high and cooked the stew for about 2 more hours. At the very end I added 1 cup of frozen peas. It is an excellent flavorful stew and I recommend the recipe to anyone who is cooking with venison. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2008
I enjoyed this so much and so did everyone who ate of it. I added a whack of mushrooms because there's nothing like venison and mushrooms. Portobellas shitakis and something I found in the local Asian grocery mysteriously called dried fungus. I am going to try it minus the mushrooms but with black currants instead. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/16/2010
This was not very good. I followed the recipe because I had never cooked venison but this was awful. For one thing the only vegetable with substance was celery. I would recommend adding potatoes and carrots as the stew was not hearty at all. I cooked it on low for 8 hours but the meat practically dissolved. I won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2008
This recipe was great. But i did rub the meat with dry mustard first it helps cut the gamey taste of the venison. And I added potatoes carrots and mushrooms. Everyone loved it! Read More
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