- 1 venison roast (3 to 4 pounds)
- 10 whole garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
- 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder, divided
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 7 medium carrots, quartered
- 5 small onions, quartered
- 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
- 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cold water
- Cut 10 deep slits in roast; place a garlic clove in each slit. Combine the rosemary, 1 teaspoon onion powder, garlic powder and thyme; rub over entire roast. Cover; refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Add 1/2 in. of water to a roasting pan. Place the roast, carrots and onions in pan. Cover and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or meat is tender. Remove meat and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm.
- Strain drippings into a measuring cup. In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups drippings, bouillon, browning sauce and remaining onion powder. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into drippings. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with roast. Yield: 8 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Venison Roast
"Was good tasting but kinda dry. Thought about using a crock pot. Will use that if I cook again."
"My husband went crazy over this dish! There were no left overs! Definitely will make again!"
"This was an experiment tonight... but it was such a hit that it will be a meal for company next time I prepare it! DEEEElicious!!"
"This recipe was AMAZING!!! I made in the crock pot but used all the same ingredients and kept everything the same. Since there are only 2 of us there are plenty of leftovers I am going to make stew out of the leftover roast I am putting the roast back in the crock pot and adding potatos"
"This was a great roast! I started my two small roasts in a freezer bag with a marinade placed in the fridge for 24 hrs. I moved it around once or twice to ensure coverage of the marinade. I then used the above recipe and it was marvelous. The meat was so tender it fell apart when I tried to cut it into slices. So simple and delicious. I added some black pepper to the gravy and I thought it was pretty good also. Thanks so much for posting such a super recipe. One of my kids asked me where the potatoes were and I told him it was not in the recipe. Next time we will add potatoes and I think it will be even better. One more thing, I left my roasts in the baking pan covered in the fridge for an additional 24 hrs. after I cooked them because it was too late to eat them when they were ready. I reheated the whole pan for 20 minutes covered at 350 and then made the gravy and served. Thanks again for the great directions, don't think I have ever cooked any venison before and everyone liked it even my wife who does not eat deer."
"Only problem with this roast was I had a heck of a time trying to get the roast while the deer was running around kicking at me. Other than that I would make this again was delicious."
"Sounds like a good recipe. I am anxious to try it out on the first venison we have had."
"my sons loved this said it was the best venison roast I evermade"
"My brother's LOVED this!!! They totally devoured it, and keep asking me to make it again."