10 Hunter's Recipes to Keep Warm During Cold Weather

These wild game recipes will keep you full and warm all season long

10 Hunter's Recipes to Keep Warm During Cold Weather
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Hunter's Venison Meatloaf Hot Dish Recipe

Hunter's Venison Meatloaf Hot Dish Recipe
Ground venison is a hunter's versatile meal option that ends with flavorful results when making this hot dish.(Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

It's hard to beat mom's meatloaf, but making it with venison just might do it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • Small onions, grated
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion power
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 5 potatoes

Get the Recipe: Hunter's Venison Meatloaf Hot Dish Recipe



Dove Stuffing Hot Dish Recipe

Dove Stuffing Hot Dish Recipe
Dove Stuffing Hot Dish Recipe (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)


This dove stuffing recipe can be made as a main course or wonderful side dish.

Ingredients:

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Cheesy Elk Venison Pie Recipe

Cheesy Elk Venison Pie Recipe
Cheesy Elk Venison Pie Recipe (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)


This Cheesy Elk Venison Pie Recipe is a satisfying comfort dish and worth its weight in gold.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 pound ground elk meat
  • ½ teaspoon homemade garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon homemade onion powder
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 slices of bacon, fried, drained and crumbled
  • Green onion, chopped for garnish

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Venison Roast with Stuffing Recipe

Venison Roast with Stuffing Recipe
Jim Zumbo's delicious roast recipe for venison. (Photo courtesy of Jim Zumbo)

Try this tasty comfort food recipe with beef bouillon topped off with bacon.

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 pound venison roast
  • ½ cup very soft butter or margarine
  • 2 cups dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • ½ teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1 cup unpeeled and coarsely chopped tart apple
  • 1 beef bouillon cube, dissolved in 1 cup hot water
  • 6 strips bacon

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Moose Lasagna Recipe

Moose Lasagna Recipe
Serve this cheesy moose lasagna recipe with garlic bread and a salad.

This moose lasagna puts a wild game twist on this traditional Italian dish.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bunch spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound ground moose
  • 3 cups homemade spaghetti sauce
  • ½ cup homemade beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 (9-ounce) package lasagna noodles, cooked al dente
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

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Antelope Venison Wellington Recipe

Antelope Venison Wellington Recipe
Antelope venison is the star of this delicious Wellington recipe. Individual filets are coated with mushrooms, caramelized shallots, spinach, Gorgonzola cheese and wrapped in a puff pastry. (Nevada Foodies photo)

This recipe for antelope venison Wellington is nearly as good for the eyes as it is for taste buds.

Ingredients:

  • 4 (4-inch) antelope backstrap steaks
  • 8 ounces baby portabella mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Fresh thyme and tarragon
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 puff pastry sheets, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • Flour
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

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Stuffed Elk Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Stuffed Elk Cabbage Rolls Recipe
Try this dish using Better Than Bouillon beef base to add the perfect flavor.

When you need a tasty appetizer in a hurry and that everyone will love, try this tender and delicious elk recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 12 large cabbage leaves
  • 1 pound ground elk
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 small can tomato paste, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon beef base
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup warm cooked rice mixed with 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
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  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried sweet basil
  • 1 teaspoon homemade garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon homemade onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons onion, grated
  • 2 tablespoons celery, diced
  • ¼ cup carrots, shredded

Sauce Ingredients:

  • 2 cups tomatoes, crushed
  • ½ can tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon Better Than Bouillon beef base
  • 1 ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
  • Remaining cabbage leaves to cover rolls

Get the Recipe: Stuffed Elk Cabbage Rolls Recipe


Homemade Venison Meatball Casserole Recipe

Homemade Venison Meatball Casserole Recipe
This venison recipe turns out like a cheesy, hearty meatball sub.

This delicious mixture of venison and cheese creates a tender and tasty casserole dish.

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound ground venison burger
  • 1 loaf Italian bread, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup homemade mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 28 ounces homemade spaghetti sauce

Get the Recipe: Homemade Venison Meatball Casserole Recipe


Hunter's Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Hunter's Shepherd's Pie Recipe
(Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

The venison in this shepherd's pie adds a gaminess that hunters will love.

Ingredients:

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Venison Burger Bake Recipe

Venison Burger Bake Recipe
This recipe is a simple and delicious way to treat friends and family. (Photo courtesy of NevadaFoodies.com)

Prepare this recipe with ground venison baked with cornbread stuffing – serve warm with a side salad or nothing at all.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Cornbread Stove Top Stuffing (cook as directed)
  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup diced zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded/diced squash
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

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