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Venison Meat Loaf

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


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, lightly beat eggs; add tomato sauce, onion, crumbs, salt and pepper. Add venison and mix well. Press into an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Combine brown sugar, mustard and vinegar; pour over meat loaf. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 70 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 204 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • Jessicapt76
    Feb 16, 2020

    I have made this recipes MANY times... always turns out excellent!! Everyone always loves it... even non-game eaters!!

  • Lisa
    Oct 9, 2018

    Awesome! New family favorite!

  • Deborah
    Jun 11, 2018

    Tried it last night. Delishes.

  • amy
    Jan 25, 2018

    Definitely the best venison meatloaf I have ever made. The mustard topping was great.

  • Lindsay
    Dec 6, 2017

    I am not sure what I did wrong because i read all the reviews and they were all fantastic. This was the worst meatloaf I have ever made. It was mushy and I don’t know what went wrong!! Any suggestions welcome.

  • Deloris
    Dec 15, 2016

    No comment left

  • rmccastle
    Jun 26, 2015

    This is the best meatloaf I have ever eaten!

  • AggieNana
    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!

  • VinnyDaDon
    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!

  • mkaskela
    Nov 25, 2014