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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From-Scratch Venison Stroganoff

Rating: 4.55 stars
A venison spin on a classic dish my mother used to make. A wonderful dish. This is an oven dish, though a slow cooker or stovetop cooking can be done with this dish. It's wonderful served over rice or noodles.

Sweet Potato and Venison Shepherd's Pie

Rating: 4.38 stars
A hearty, warming, and comforting venison shepherd's pie that's perfect for opening day!

Sloppy Does

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

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.

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.

Instant Pot® Venison Pot Roast

Rating: 4.92 stars
Venison pot roast used to be a weekend only thing for me due to the 10 hours of slow cooking it took to get it tender. Then there was the guess work of when to add the veggies. If you added them in the beginning, they became mush. If you waited too long to add them, they were underdone and to get them done, the venison got overdone. Instant Pot® to the rescue! The end result is perfectly tender venison roast and perfectly crisp-tender veggies, all in 3 hours.

Bacon and Venison Burgers

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

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.

Instant Pot Venison Ragout

Rating: 4.71 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

These 10 Venison Dinners Will Knock Your Socks Off
From breaded and fried cutlets and bacon-wrapped backstrap to smothered steaks, these recipes will impress your hunt camp friends!
15 Ground Venison Recipes
Rich stews, hearty meatloaf, and spicy chilis become regular menu items during the fall season. Find new ways to cook ground venison with these crowd-pleasing recipes.

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.