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    The 20 BEST Venison Recipes

    If you’re looking for some great new ways to cook your venison, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve scoured the internet and come up with this collections of the best Venison Recipes.

    Venison is a great, low fat, source of protein that can easily replace beef in many recipes. Though in some cases with ground venison, additional fat must be added to avoid drying out. These recipes will show you the whens and hows.

    We’ve included basics like grilled backstrap and burgers, comfort food classics like pot pie and stroganoff, as well as some exotic treats like barbacoa and vindaloo.

    Go through all, you are in for some great flavors…

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    Venison Recipes:

    1. Grilled Backstrap

    We’re starting this list with one of the most prized cuts of venison, the backstrap. This simple recipe for the tender and succulent cut shows you how to grill it perfectly every time.

    Get the Recipe @ midwestniceblog

    2. Venison Burgers

    Nothing says cookout like a nice juicy burger. Because venison is naturally so lean, this recipe uses bacon to up the fat content. It’s topped with blue cheese and, to make it unique, seared peaches.

    Get the Recipe @ krumpli

    3. Swedish Meatballs

    These Swedish meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Tender, perfectly cooked meat spheres smothered in the most delectable sauce. You’ll keep coming back for more!

    Get the Recipe @ honest-food

    4. Venison Bolognese

    Spaghetti Bolognese… That classic Italian recipe. If you love Italian food, you gotta love this one. It’s all in that perfectly seasoned meat sauce. All you need is a pile of pasta and a glass of your favorite red.

    Get the Recipe @ chefdonnaathome

    5. Venison Stew

    This hearty stew is the ultimate cold weather comfort food. Packed with veggies and potatoes, everything simmers until the meat is melt in your mouth tender.

    Get the Recipe @ missallieskitchen

    6. Marinated Venison Steaks

    These grilled steaks are marinated for hours, infusing them with great flavors and tenderizing the meat. This post has plenty of tips to help you cook the perfect venison steak.

    Get the Recipe @ therusticelk

    7. Venison Barbacoa

    Are you craving some Chipotle tonight? You don’t have to go to a take out place. It’s extremely easy to create the same bold flavors in your very own home with this Barbacoa recipe. It goes great in tacos, burritos, lettuce wraps and bowl meals.

    Get the Recipe @ honest-food

    8. Venison Pot Pie

    This comforting pot pie is a recipe you will surely be coming back to. Venison chunks and mushrooms are simmered to tender perfection in an herbed red wine gravy, then baked into pot pies. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ jesspryles

    9. Goulash

    This venison goulash is a nostalgic delight. Ground meat and elbow macaroni in a tomatoey sauce that’s loaded with cheddar cheese. Make a big batch, the kids will want the leftovers for school lunches.

    Get the Recipe @ primalpioneer

    10. Stroganoff

    This Ground Venison Stroganoff recipe is so satisfying and comforting, plus it’s easy to make. It’s a family favorite! Perfect contender for busy weeknight meal.

    Get the Recipe @ midwestniceblog

    11. Crockpot Venison Roast

    Now here’s a recipe that couldn’t get much easier! This slow cooker venison pot roast is as simple as dumping everything in the crock pot and turning it on. By the time you come home, your house will smell delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ crockpotladies

    12. Venison Tacos

    The next time it’s taco night, try this great Venison Tacos recipes. The taco seasoning goes great with the rich venison flavor. Just load the meat up in tortillas and top with your favorite toppings!

    Get the Recipe @ missallieskitchen

    13. Ground Venison Meatballs

    These Italian style meatballs are a great way to have your venison. They’re baked and then smothered in marinara sauce. Great with pasta, crusty bread, or on subs!

    Get the Recipe @ primalpioneer

    14. Chicken Fried Venison

    Here’s a southern classic the whole family will love. Chicken Fried Venison is first pounded with a mallet to tenderize, then breaded and fried to crispy perfection. Serve it with mashed potatoes and smother everything with gravy.

    Get the Recipe @ foxvalleyfoodie

    15. Spicy Asian Venison Bowl

    If you’re in the mood for some Asian flavors, this bowl is for you! Venison stew meat is seared and coated with a great Asian gravy. It takes under 20 minutes and goes great over a big pile of rice.

    Get the Recipe @ grumpyshoneybunch

    16. Venison Meatloaf

    This meatloaf is incredibly tasty, tender and juicy. It can be cooked in your oven, or for even more flavor, your smoker. Alongside a pile of mashed potatoes, this is pure comfort food.

    Get the Recipe @ missallieskitchen

    17. Chili

    Rich and hearty, this chili will keep you warm on winter nights. Make a big batch, it’s even better as leftovers! It’s packed with the flavors you expect in a chili, and has three peppers.

    Get the Recipe @ themagicalslowcooker

    18. Lasagna

    Don’t we all crave for some cheesy and gooey Lasagna every now and then? This recipes is loaded with three pounds of meat and two pounds of cheese, great for feeding a crowd.

    Get the Recipe @ honest-food

    19. Cheesesteak

    Here’s a great lunch option for you… This cheesesteak is super tasty and loaded with thinly sliced venison, onions, bell peppers and melty cheese. It comes together quick, too.

    Get the Recipe @ jesspryles

    20. Venison Vindaloo

    You didn’t think I would end this list without a curry, did you? This restaurant quality vindaloo features venison chunks marinated for hours in Indian spices and aromatic, then simmered into tender submission. Make it spicy or make it mild, it’s delicious either way!

    Get the Recipe @ cinnamonandcoriander

    Wow, so many new ways to cook with venison! It’s such a versatile and healthier alternative to beef. Now you’ll never wonder how to cook venison again!

    Be sure to bookmark or pin this great collection so you always know where to go when you have some venison in the freezer. And be sure to follow GypsyPlate, we’re always cooking up great new recipes for you.

    Check out these other great recipe collections!
    Ground Venison Recipes
    Ground Bison Recipes
    Rabbit Recipes
    Duck Recipes

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    20 BEST Venison Recipes

    Yield: 6 servings
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes

    This great collection of Venison Recipes will give you plenty of new ways to cook your favorite wild game!


    • Grilled Backstrap
    • Venison Burgers
    • Swedish Meatballs
    • Bolognese
    • Venison Stew
    • Marinated Venison Steaks
    • Barbacoa
    • Pot Pie
    • Goulash
    • Stroganoff
    • Crockpot Venison Roast
    • Venison Tacos
    • Ground Venison Meatballs
    • Chicken Fried Venison
    • Spicy Asian Venison Bowl
    • Meatloaf
    • Chili
    • Lasagna
    • Cheesesteak
    • Venison Vindaloo


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