A slow cooked easy recipe, all ingredients are diced and thrown into the crock pot with no pre-cooking prep work. A hearty tasting stew that is not 'gamey', it would work just as well with beef.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
9 hrs
total:
9 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the venison, potatoes, onions, celery, carrots, bouillon, broth, and seasoning sauce in a slow cooker. Pour in just enough water to cover. Turn to High and cook until the stew comes to a boil. Reduce heat to Low and continue cooking until the venison is tender, about 8 to 10 hours.

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  • Ladle off any fat which has collected on the surface, then stir in the peas and mushrooms if using. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Whisk together the cornstarch and water. Stir this into the stew, increase heat to High, and cook until the stew has thickened and the peas have warmed through.

To remove as much fat as possible, try the following

Rather than ladling the fat off before you add the peas, mushrooms, and cornstarch, allow the stew to cool, then refrigerate overnight. The next day, the fat will have hardened on top and can be easily removed. Proceed by adding the remaining ingredients, and cooking until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; protein 32.6g; carbohydrates 61.9g; fat 3.4g; cholesterol 85.7mg; sodium 876.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2009
Excellent recipe! My oldest got his first deer this year. The first recipe we tried was this one. The one modification I made was to shake the venison cubes in a mixture of flour salt pepper garlic and onion powders and quickly fry them in canola oil before adding to the pot. Then I deglazed the pan with beef stock and added that to the stew. Delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2008
This was edible but not impressive. First off it was WAY too big to even come close to fitting in my crock pot so unless you have a huge crock pot you need to halve the recipe. I had to transfer everything to a dutch oven and cook it in the oven. The "sauce" also didn't have much flavor it definitely needs some more spices in there and I think it would work better with a roux than the corn starch as a thickener. I'm going to keep looking for a good stew recipe sorry but this didn't cut it. Read More
(11)
40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2009
Excellent recipe! My oldest got his first deer this year. The first recipe we tried was this one. The one modification I made was to shake the venison cubes in a mixture of flour salt pepper garlic and onion powders and quickly fry them in canola oil before adding to the pot. Then I deglazed the pan with beef stock and added that to the stew. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2008
I am very impressed with this simple recipe. I didn't have venison or the browning sauce so I used beef and added in some spices and hot sauce. It is delicious! I think next time I will brown the beef separately to try and separate out the fat easier. I started this at night and put it on low overnight and waking up to these delicious aromas was heaven! I couldn't wait to dive in! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
This was excellent and very easy to put together. I used parsley instead of the browning and seasoning sauce and omitted the peas. I served it with warm bread. The meat was very tender and flavorful. I'll make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2006
Very Autumn friendly. Simple and the slow cllking makes the venison sooooo tender. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2008
I had to find a food to make that my husband who hates venison would enjoy. We ate it and i said wow you would never know this was venison. He said it is... Then scarfed down a huge amount of seconds. The only thing i did differently was that i added the juice from two cans of corn in the beggining then the corn last with the peas and mushrooms.. This is a keeper Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/14/2008
This was edible but not impressive. First off it was WAY too big to even come close to fitting in my crock pot so unless you have a huge crock pot you need to halve the recipe. I had to transfer everything to a dutch oven and cook it in the oven. The "sauce" also didn't have much flavor it definitely needs some more spices in there and I think it would work better with a roux than the corn starch as a thickener. I'm going to keep looking for a good stew recipe sorry but this didn't cut it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2008
I only made a 1/2 recipe and it filled my crockpot glad I didn't try to fit the whole thing in it. This is a good start for a stew but the taste was just very bland. Needs.... something I just haven't figured out what yet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2007
UMMM! UMMM! GOOD Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2008
Very very tasty i loved it. Next time im going to add a little more corn starch to it though cause it was a little more like soup then stew but overall it turned out wonderful. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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