Venison Meat Loaf Recipe
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Venison Meat Loaf Recipe

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My mother, who claims she can detect venison in any recipe, didn't have a clue it was in this tender meat loaf until we told her after dinner. She raved about this flavorful main dish the entire time she was eating it! -Liz Gilchrist, Bolton, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground venison
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 204 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein


  1. In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs; add tomato sauce, onion, crumbs, salt and pepper. Add venison and mix well. Press into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Combine brown sugar, mustard and vinegar; pour over meat loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 70 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Venison Meat Loaf in Taste of Home August/September 1996, p33

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

"This is the best meatloaf I have ever eaten!"

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"Venison is a staple in our diet, and in 34 years of marriage with 5 children, I've made meatloaf more times than I can count. My husband said this is the best meatloaf he's ever tasted, and I agree. I modified to use what was on hand...seasoned panko bread crumbs, cut the salt in half, Sweet Baby Ray's in place of brown sugar, mustard & vinegar. Added a 4 oz can of mushrooms, drained. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Didn't have tomatoe sauce so I used ketchup. Didn't put onion in it, and to replace the brown sugar vinegar mustard topping I used barbecue sauce. And it's the bomb digity!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014


Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"The whole family loved this!!"

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