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10 Most Popular Venison Recipes

Looking for fresh recipe ideas for your freezer full of venison? Here's a list of our top 10 most-viewed deer recipes.

10 Most Popular Venison Recipes
Venison roasts are often labeled tough and boring, which usually leads them to the meat grinder. With the right recipe, these overlooked cuts of venison can be tender and very good table fare. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)
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Venison Roast Recipe

Make the most of your deer harvest by slow cooking your venison's toughest cuts.

Ingredients:

  • 2 (10 ¾-ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 5 tablespoons dry onion soup mix
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced (optional)
  • 3- to 4-pound venison roast

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Grilled Venison Steak Recipe

Grilled Venison Steak Recipe

This venison steak recipe is great comfort food and downright delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds venison tenderloin steak (or back-strap)
  • 1 quart apple cider
  • 1 ½ pounds bacon
  • 3 cups barbecue sauce

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Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

You'll never buy store-bought jerky again after trying this venison jerky recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pounds venison
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Hungarian hot paprika, more if you want it hot
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce (or to taste)

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Venison Marinating Tips

Venison Marinating Tips

Meat preparation shortcuts can often lead to short-on-taste results. Follow these tips to turn good, and bad, cuts of venison into culinary masterpieces.

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Easy Crock-Pot Venison Korean BBQ Recipe

Easy Crock-Pot Venison Korean BBQ Recipe

Enjoy a taste of Korean BBQ with this simple five-ingredient recipe with venison that is slow-cooked in a sweet-and-nutty sauce and plated with rice noodles and spinach.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds venison, cut into stir-fry size bites
  • 1 packet of Campbell’s Korean BBQ Slow Cooker Sauce
  • Rice noodles
  • Water (for cooking rice noodles)
  • Bag of spinach

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Crock-Pot Barbecued Venison Recipe

Crock-Pot Barbecued Venison Recipe

Venison, bacon and sweet onions slow-cooked with homemade BBQ sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds venison, trimmed
  • 5 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ cup beef broth

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Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe

Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe

Add some variation to your summer venison recipes with this Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds venison, ground
  • 3 tablespoons tender quick
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 jalapeño peppers (or to taste), seeded and minced
  • 1½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded

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Venison Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Venison Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

This homemade venison soup is delicious, easy to make and a guaranteed belly warmer.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced potatoes, peeled
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • ½ cup jalapeño chile peppers, finely chopped (wear gloves)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ quarts beef broth
  • 1 ½ pounds white American cheese, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions

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Venison Burger Bake Recipe

Venison Burger Bake Recipe

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 chopped garlic cloves
  • Salt and pepper (optional)

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Venison Taco Pie Recipe

Venison Taco Pie Recipe

Serve this venison taco pie dish with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, chopped onions, sour cream, and any other taco toppings you like.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 12 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheese

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