Shredded Venison Sandwiches Recipe
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Shredded Venison Sandwiches Recipe

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"My husband hunts for deer every November, so I'm always looking for new recipes for venison," relates Ruth Setterlund from Fryeburg, Maine. "The whole family loves these slow cooker sandwiches, seasoned with soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup and hot pepper sauce." —Ruth Setterlund, Freyburg, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:14-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 14-18 servings


  • 1 boneless venison roast (4 pounds)
  • 1-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 14 to 18 hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 252 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 699mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.


  1. Cut venison roast in half; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice, soy sauce, liquid smoke if desired and seasonings. Pour over venison. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. Remove roast; cool slightly. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and heat through. Using a slotted spoon, place meat mixture on bun bottoms. Replace tops. Yield: 14-18 servings.
Originally published as Shredded Venison Sandwiches in Taste of Home February/March 2004, p46

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Hpab161 User ID: 1651955 241556
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"Super delicious but too peppery for my taste. I only used half of the pepper."

Tipsymcstagger User ID: 7467398 216856
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Great recipe with fantastic beef flavor! You seriously don't know that you are eating venison! Even my girlfriend who can be a pain in the butt when it comes to eating venison asked if I could make some more of those "hot beef" sandwiches for her!"

gunslinger User ID: 544392 214555
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"Very good, my husband is a deer hunter so we used venison but it would also work well for pork. Sauce had a good flavor, meat was very tender!"

ksabey User ID: 6548973 77524
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"I do not care for the game flavor & you cannot taste game in this recipe. It is a more savory than sweet BBQ sauce."

Teri or Kimberly User ID: 2120649 144723
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"This was wonderful! I borrowed a roast from my boyfriend's family to make this recipe, and it makes me wish I had a hunter in my family. Even if you aren't a venison fan, this recipe definitely makes it more than edible."

scrapo User ID: 2908723 106739
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"So good!!"

pchenow2 User ID: 5026008 60785
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Another winning recipe from Taste of Home. This was quick and easy, and went over really well with everyone who tried it. I really love the smokey flavor from the Liquid Smoke (I used the Hickory BBQ version rather than Mesquite). Will definately be making this again!"

Bratgal User ID: 4418404 91191
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2011

"We tried thie recipe and loved it!! It was so good we shared it with our friends who hunt. This is a keeper, and the bonus is that iti is so easy to put together."

life2christ27 User ID: 2026598 138431
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2010

"I've used this recipe numerous times and every time it turns out great! This is one of my favorite venison recipes. Even people who don't like deer ask me for the recipe."

Gretle User ID: 5177771 106617
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"Best sandwiches I've ever made! I would totally make it again!"

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