6 Ground Venison Recipe Ideas Other Than Chili

6 Ground Venison Recipe Ideas Other Than Chili
Venison Taco Pie

Looking for something different to do with ground venison besides the same chili recipe? Give these recipes a try and you'll likely start running out of ground venison much sooner than ever before

Ground venison is so versatile and can be used to make a variety of meals. It’s an excellent source of protein and much healthier than ground beef.

We’ve picked out some tasty ground venison recipes for you to try. From juicy burgers to homemade Italian meatballs, your family is sure to find a new favorite.

Jalapeño Blue Cheese Venison Burgers

Blue Cheese Venison Burgers
This juicy jalapeño blue cheese venison burger tastes even better with bacon and extra jalapeño slices. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

This hunting and camping recipe will come in handy when you are deep in the woods on a hunt or in your own backyard.


  • 1 pound ground venison
  • ¼ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • ⅛ teaspoon hot sauce

Get the Recipe: Jalapeño Blue Cheese Venison Burgers

Venison Taco Pie

Venison Taco Pie
Serve with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, diced onions, more sour cream and any other taco toppings you like.

Now you can eat your tacos with a fork with this venison taco pie recipe from Lee & Tiffany Lakosky


  • 2 pounds of 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

Salsa Verde Enchiladas with Venison

Salsa Verde Enchiladas with Venison
Serve this venison enchiladas recipe alone or with a side of beans and rice. (Nevada Foodies photo)

This is an easy recipe to make with all that left over ground venison burger. You also can substitute ground elk, antelope, turkey or beef. Serve with diced green onion, red chilies, cilantro and sour cream.


  • 1 pound ground venison burger
  • 28 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 1 ½ cup salsa verde
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas

Get the Recipe: Salsa Verde Enchiladas with Venison

Venison Cheese Tortellini

Venison Cheese Tortellini
Venison Cheese Tortellini

Enjoy this ground venison dish with salad and garlic bread.


  • 1 ½ pounds ground venison
  • 9 ounce package of refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 (28-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Romano cheese

Get the Recipe: Venison Cheese Tortellini

Venison Cheeseburger Soup

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

This venison cheeseburger soup is so delicious, easy to make and a guaranteed belly warmer. This is comfort food at its best. Serve with fresh bread and a salad for the ultimate meal.


  • 1 cup peeled, diced potato
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup jalapeno chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon homemade Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ quarts homemade beef broth
  • 1 ½ pounds white American cheese, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions

Get the Recipe: Venison Cheeseburger Soup

Grain and Dairy Free Venison Meatballs

Grain and Dairy Free Venison Meatballs
Grain and Dairy Free Venison Meatballs

Just like spaghetti and meatballs but with zero guilt. Grain free and dairy free venison meatballs on a bed of chopped Brussels sprouts and zucchini ribbons.


  • 1 pound venison burger
  • 1 mild chorizo or sausage link (removed from casing)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Get the Recipe: Grain and Dairy Free Venison Meatballs

Recommended for You


How to Fish Bottom Bouncers for Walleye

Mark Sak - May 23, 2019

While misunderstood by some, fishing bottom bouncers can be a very productive technique for...


No Kidding: Angler Smashes Record for Lake Trout

Scott Bernarde - May 21, 2019

The Pennsylvania man's trophy fish was more than two pounds heavier than the previous record.


New TRUGLO Bowfishing EZ•Rest

May 23, 2019

Brush-style bowfishing arrow rest and kits designed for simplicity and reliability.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

13 Fishing Inception SZ

Florida angling pro Jessie Mizell knows that the saltwater found in Sunshine State coastal fisheries can wreak havoc on even the best fishing gear. But with 13 Fishing's new feature laden Inception SZ saltwater baitcasting reel, tackling inshore and light tackle saltwater game fish just got a whole lot easier!

13 Fishing Omen Black Baitcasting Rod

Multiple time FLW Costa winner Jessi Mizell is no stranger to catching big Florida bass on a popping frog. As he tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead, with the new 13 Fishing Omen Black baitcasting rod, the job just got easier.

New Abu Garcia Baitcasting Reels

In the booth of one of fishing's all-time great reel makers, Outdoor Sportsman Group writer Lynn Burkhead and Andrew Wheeler of Pure Fishing discuss one of the brand new baitcasting reels from Abu Garcia being released at ICAST 2019.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories


Understanding Catfish Spawning

Keith Sutton - June 06, 2006

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some...

Other Freshwater

3 Deadly Bait Rigs For Stripers

J.B. Kasper - April 21, 2005

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use bait rigs for stripers.

Wild Game

10 Memorial Day Recipes for Your Outdoor BBQ

OutdoorChannel.com Staff

Celebrate the start of summer with great food for your backyard BBQ or picnic with these...

See More Stories

More Wild Game

Wild Game

7 Tasty Wild Game Pasta Recipes

Game & Fish Online Staff

These warm and delicious pasta creations are made with wild game, such as venison and turkey,...

Wild Game

Best Venison Burger Recipe with Caramelized Onions

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

While calling this the 'best' venison burger recipe is a matter of opinion, all delicious...

Wild Game

Alligator Greek Gyros Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

If you've never had an alligator gryo before, you are missing out! The meat in this recipe is...

See More Wild Game

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.