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)

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

Venison Roast Recipe

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


  • 3- to 4-pound venison roast
  • 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)

Get the recipe: Venison Roast Recipe

Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

venison jerky recipe
Making your own venison jerky is a great way to make the most of your deer harvest.

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


  • 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 brown sugar (packed)
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce (or to taste)

Get the recipe: Homemade Venison Jerky Recipe

Venison Marinating Tips

venison marinating tips
Time and good marinade products – such as Tastefully Done – are the keys to good venison table fare. (Jeff Phillips photo)

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.

Get the recipe: Venison Marinating Tips

Easy Crock-Pot Venison Korean BBQ Recipe

easy crock-pot venison korrean bbq
This easy to make, Korean dish will satisfy the whole family. (Photo courtesy of Julie Golob)

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


  • 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

Get the recipe: Easy Crock-Pot Venison Korean BBQ Recipe

Crock-Pot Barbecued Venison Recipe

crock-pot bbq venison
Slow-cook this homemade meal for tender strips of venison. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

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


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

Get the recipe: Crock-Pot Barbecued Venison Recipe

Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe

Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe
Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe (Jeff Phillips photo)

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


  • 3 pounds venison, ground
  • 3 tablespoons tender quick
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon homemade garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon homemade 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

Get the recipe: Venison Jalapeño-Cheddar Summer Sausage Recipe

Grilled Venison Steak Recipe

grilled venison steak
Marinate your venison cuts for two hours prior to grilling. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

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


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

Get the recipe: Grilled Venison Steak Recipe

Venison Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

grilled venison steak
The venison burger combined with jalapeño chili peppers, will keep you warm on those cold winter nights. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

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


  • 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

Get the recipe: Venison Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Venison Burger Bake Recipe

venison burger bake
This recipe is a simple and delicious way way to treat friends and family. (Photo courtesy of NevadaFoodies.com)

Ground venison baked with cornbread stuffing. Serve warm with a side salad or nothing at all.


  • 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)

Get the recipe: Venison Burger Bake Recipe

Venison Taco Pie Recipe

venison taco pie
Lee and Tiffany serve up this hearty, Mexican inspired dish. (Photo courtesy of "Crush with Lee & Tiffany")

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


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

Get the recipe: Venison Taco Pie Recipe

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