Venison Recipes

Need a variety of venison recipes for deer season? Use up your freezer stash by making gourmet venison recipes like ground venison, grilled venison and roast venison.

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Beer-Braised Roast with Root Vegetables

I like the combination of seasoned vegetables and lean meat in this recipe, and my wife likes how the seasonings complement the meat. I serve the roast with a garden salad and crusty multigrain bread. —Malcolm Cieszko, Washington, North Carolina

Pan-Fried Venison Steak

6 reviews

“Growing up, this recipe was a family favorite when we had deer meat. I loved it, and now my children...


Hearty Hunter’s Stew

13 reviews

Moist, tender meat and thick, rich gravy are the hallmarks of my classic recipe simmered in a cast-iron pot. —Joyce...


Venison Roast

11 reviews

"We've always cooked with venison...and this tender flavorful roast and gravy have been a favorite at our house for years,"...


Venison Pot Roast with Vegetables

2 reviews

"This hearty dish has tender meat and wonderful seasonings," relates Debbie Phillips of Pittsburg, Texas. "Game is plentiful around our...

Shredded Venison Sandwiches

12 reviews

"My husband hunts for deer every November, so I'm always looking for new recipes for venison," relates Ruth Setterlund from...


Venison Meat Loaf

23 reviews

My mother, who claims she can detect venison in any recipe, didn't have a clue it was in this tender...

Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf

4 reviews

I caught my fiance eating this meat loaf cold, right out of the fridge! He encouraged me to send in...


Venison Stew

22 reviews

I had no choice but to learn to cook many years ago while my wife recuperated from surgery. But I...


Venison Meatballs

17 reviews

"I learned to cook game while my husband was a forestry student," recalls Sheila Reed from Fredericton, New Brunswick. "We...


Wild West Chili

4 reviews

My sister-in-law, who has cooked for many years at the family ranch, shared this hearty recipe with me. I make...

Venison Sausage Meatballs

3 reviews

These meatballs are a savory blend of ground venison and pork sausage, with water chestnuts for crunch. "This is my...


Sweet Pepper Venison Stir-Fry

4 reviews

"Every year our friends have a game feed where everyone brings a different wild dish," says Kathy Gasser of Waukesha,...


Venison Parmigiana

11 reviews

“While looking for an alternative to pan-frying our venison steak, we decided to give it a little Italian flair,” writes...


Deep-Dish Hunter’s Pie

4 reviews

"My husband, an avid hunter, loves the garlic mashed potato topping on this dish," writes Christina Rulien from Marysville, Washington.


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Bacon-Wrapped Venison

4 reviews

"My husband, Ron, and I hunt and created this dish that's special enough for company," relates Phyllis Abrams from Alton,...

Venison Cheese Dip

2 reviews

This hearty cheesy dip is so yummy that even those who don't enjoy venison will dig right in. "My grandsons...


Country-Style Pot Roast

2 reviews

My husband goes deer hunting, so I have quite a few recipes for venison. This is his favorite. Hope you...


Venison Tenderloins

3 reviews

"Venison is not typically the best meat for grilling, but with this marinade, the steaks come out tender, juicy and...


Ground Venison Burgers

6 reviews

Even folks who aren't fans of ground venison recipes will enjoy these zippy venison burgers, deliciously topped with pepper cheese...


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Marinated Venison Steaks

4 reviews

From Tigard, Oregon, Janelle Inkens writes, "These venison steaks are so tender and tasty, they're even a hit with my...


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Country-Fried Venison

1 review

"This is our favorite way to fix venison tenderloin," says Sandra Robinson of Fair Grove, Missouri. "The marinade and coating...


Venison Fajitas

4 reviews

Use either venison or elk in this recipe, and you'll be pleased with the results! My husband asks for these...


Venison Dumpling Stew

1 review

Dill-seasoned dumplings top this homey stew featuring tender venison, carrots and potatoes. —Elizabeth Smith, Middlebury, Vermont


Venison Pot Roast

3 reviews

My husband enjoyed deer hunting for many years, so I was challenged to find ways to put that meat to...

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Hunter’s Delight

9 reviews

“We live in the ’north woods,’ so we usually have an ample supply of venison. This is a recipe our...


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Italian Venison Sandwiches

1 review

"The slow cooker makes easy work of these hearty venison sandwiches," assures Andrew Henson, an avid hunter and cook from...


Stuffing-Topped Venison Chops

"A moist stuffing with apples and raisins is great with pork chops, so I decided to try it is venison...


Venison Stromboli

4 reviews

"The first time I served this dish to my deer-hunting family, everyone thought I had ordered from an Italian restaurant,"...


Venison Cabbage Rolls

"For a good-looking hearty venison entree without a strong game flavor, I recommend these cabbage rolls," says field editor Marcy...


Venison Chili con Carne

Kim Vaughn of Hampton, Virginia shares this thick, spicy chili that’s served over rice. “The venison is tender, and the...