Venison Pot Roast

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Cook: 10 min. + simmering


6-8 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
My husband enjoyed deer hunting for many years, so I was challenged to find ways to put that meat to good use. This nicely seasoned roast is a real treat with the homemade spaetzle and flavorful gravy. -Helen Featherly, Hamburg, Michigan


  • 1 boneless shoulder venison roast (3 to 4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 quarts beef broth
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • GRAVY:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown roast in oil; add the next five ingredients. Cover and simmer for 4 hours or until meat is tender.
  2. For spaetzle, beat eggs and salt in a medium bowl. With a wooden spoon, gradually stir in flour and milk. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Place dough in a colander or spaetzle maker; place over boiling broth. Press dough with a wooden spoon until bits drop into broth. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain; toss spaetzle with butter. Sprinkle with pepper and keep warm.
  3. Remove roast to a serving platter and keep warm. Measure 3 cups pan juices; return to pan. Combine water and flour; stir into pan juices. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Slice roast; serve with spaetzle and gravy.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 517 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 216mg cholesterol, 1963mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 50g protein.

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