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

Rating: 4.67 stars
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

Rating: 4.49 stars
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

Rating: 4.8 stars
This makes a really nice and juicy burger with very little shrinkage.

All Day Venison Pot Roast

Rating: 4.33 stars
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

Rating: 5 stars
Sloppy joes made with venison, preferably from a female. Serve on sesame buns.

Venison Pot Roast and Gravy

Rating: 4.79 stars
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

Rating: 4.67 stars
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

Rating: 4.35 stars
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.

Slow Cooker Venison Roast

Rating: 4.49 stars
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.

Emily's Marinated Venison Steaks

Rating: 4.87 stars
I threw this together one afternoon, as we needed to use up the venison we had in our freezer. We don't like the 'gamey' taste of some meats, and this marinade did the trick! I find it best to have the meat marinate overnight so it really takes in the flavors.

Deer Jerky

Rating: 4.73 stars
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.

Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce

Rating: 4.81 stars
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!

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

Beer Marinated Deer/Elk/Moose Steak

Rating: 4.5 stars

This is my favorite marinade after a good hunting season. The two days in the fridge really makes all the difference when dealing with fussy people who don't like the wild taste of a good hunt.