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Crock-Pot Barbecued Venison Recipe

Slow cooking venison in a homemade BBQ sauce leads to tender meat with optimal flavor, ideal for tacos or sandwiches.

Crock-Pot Barbecued Venison Recipe
Making your own BBQ sauce for this Crock-Pot venison recipe creates a truly homemade meal.
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Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 hours


  • 3 pounds venison, trimmed
  • 5 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup homemade 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


  1. In a skillet, fry the bacon and onion until the bacon is slightly crispy; remove bacon mixture and drain. Brown each side of the venison with the remaining bacon grease. 
  2. Spray the inside of a Crock-Pot with vegetable oil and add the venison. Then, add the bacon and onion mixture.
  3. In a bowl, mix the ketchup, lemon juice, brown sugar, ground mustard and garlic together. Pour this mixture over the venison and cook on low for 10 hours.
  4. When done, turn the Crock-Pot on high. 
  5. In a bowl, whisk the cornstarch and beef broth together and add to the Crock-Pot, stirring well. Cover for ten minutes. Give it a one final stir and it's ready to serve.

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