Venison Recipes

Enjoy lean, delicious venison roasted, grilled, fried, stewed, or ground. With 100+ recipes to explore, you’re sure to find a favorite.

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Easy Venison Stew

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This is a simple and tasty way I make venison. Like anything else it's better with fresh ingredients rather than canned, but this is what I had on hand. This is wonderful served over brown or wild rice.

Slow Cooked Teriyaki Venison

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My husband is an avid hunter and venison lover. I never really cared for venison roast until now. This roast is so tender and tasty it will have you coming back for more.

Bacon and Venison Burgers

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This makes a really nice and juicy burger with very little shrinkage.

All Day Venison Pot Roast

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My step-daughters always refused to eat venison, so we had to come up with creative ways to disguise it. This very tender and savory slow cooker pot roast always had them coming back for more. It wasn't until years later we revealed the truth of the roast's origins! Serve roast, vegetables and gravy over mashed potatoes.

Sloppy Does

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4
Sloppy joes made with venison, preferably from a female. Serve on sesame buns.

Venison Pot Roast and Gravy

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This is my favorite way to prepare a venison roast, it's quick and easy, and even works with the not-so-tender cuts.

Venison Schnitzel

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I don't have a clue where my Dad got this particular recipe, but he used to build it during hunting season when we had fresh venison (elk, antelope, mule or whitetail deer), 'hanging and aging'. I still make it when the opportunity presents itself.

Slow Cooker Shredded Venison for Tacos

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I use a venison roast with taco seasonings to make shredded venison tacos. It's a great alternative to beef and my family just loves them. Serve with the taco shells, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, taco sauce and anything else you like on your tacos.

Deer Jerky

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A zesty venison jerky that you can make at home in your oven. If you have a food dehydrator, you can dry the jerky in it by following the manufacturer's instructions. You can also reuse the marinade for additional batches.

Slow Cooker Venison Roast

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Venison roast slow cooked with onion, creamy mushroom soup, a dab of this and a spice of that. Simple, tasty way to enjoy that game meat.

Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce

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This recipe originated via other recipe suggestions for filet mignon. I made this recipe on my own to celebrate my hunter-husband's Valentine's!

Venison Cheddar-Jalapeno Summer Sausage

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This is a nice change from regular summer sausage. The cheddar and jalapenos give it a bit of a spicy kick that is sure to please at gatherings. We serve this at the 'Beast Feasts' we host every year where all the dishes are from wild game. This recipe works well with beef as well.

Inspiration and Ideas

Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin

"Oh my goodness—it's delicious! The garlic cream sauce takes it to a whole new level, and it looks so very elegant on a plate!" – Terri K

Venison Stroganoff

"Great recipe! Easy and tastes delicious." – Flo Terry

Deer Chop Hurry

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I personally am not a big fan on wild meat BUT my husband is! With this recipe it doesn't taste 'gamey' at all. It's very tender as well. I even go back for seconds!