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Venison Roast Recipe

Venison Roast Recipe

"We've always cooked with venison...and this tender flavorful roast and gravy have been a favorite at our house for years," says Ruth McLaren of Shermans Dale, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 2-1/2 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 263 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 41g protein.

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Shirley User ID: 9003455 258740
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"Was good tasting but kinda dry. Thought about using a crock pot. Will use that if I cook again."

ooh! User ID: 5628505 247002
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2016

"My husband went crazy over this dish! There were no left overs! Definitely will make again!"

JanBeek User ID: 7208962 51171
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"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!!"

puglady16 User ID: 7077906 205163
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2013

"Not bad!"

scruffy88tally User ID: 6893052 86253
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"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"

Rhodes39 User ID: 6964728 88376
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"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."

Johntimmons User ID: 6956550 44054
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"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."

Marlene Bennett User ID: 2812094 65091
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"Sounds like a good recipe. I am anxious to try it out on the first venison we have had."

reklaw1918 User ID: 5926765 205162
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"my sons loved this said it was the best venison roast I ever


Gretle User ID: 5177771 53838
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"My brother's LOVED this!!! They totally devoured it, and keep asking me to make it again."

rachellestratton User ID: 2983875 38622
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2008

"Can't wait to try this. My FIL just brought over a bunch of venison. My MIL at one time didn't like it....think she still doesn't. But my family does."

amychris User ID: 884631 205161
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2008

"Thanks for posting. I will have to try it with our new venison.


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