Stephen Burchett with his opening morning Kentucky velvet buck. Great way to start the bow season!

Try These Foolproof Venison Burgers with a Tasty Kick

Longtime DDH fan Stephen Burchett of West Virginia dropped us a note recently about a nice deer he killed this season along with his easy deer burger recipe. We have to agree, this is pretty foolproof and sounds doggone tasty. Burchett is an attorney and longtime bowhunter. He also, like many of us, loves...

Venison is healthy, nutritious and many food banks will gladly accept donated meat through organizations that assist them.

The Truth About Cooking With Venison

There is little risk in eating venison, and the nutritional advantages of eating white-tailed deer meat more than cancel out any concerns. It was a most unexpected request. One of my best friends, Dr. W. C.Z. (his real initials), had tasted venison at dinner one night at our house. The very suave university professor,...

Venison Burgundy Stew CanCooker

The Magic of Venison Stew

Something about a savory stew warms the heart and soothes the soul. Maybe it’s the ingredients — meat tenderized by a few hours of simmering, hearty vegetables taking a natural place alongside the feature meat, a thick and rich broth that ties all of the flavors together but doesn’t overwhelm them. Maybe it’s the...

This pot of hot chili has beans and tomato sauce, both a point of contention in the chili world. What's your take on ingredients to use in venison chili?

Venison Chili: Flavorful Dish Comes From the West

Venison chili is a favorite of many hunters. It’s easy to make, you can use ground or chunked venison, and it is so doggone versatile it’s not even funny. Make it mild or hot, spoon it out of a bowl or eat on cornbread or spaghetti, beans or no beans … so many options. Brad Fresch,...

If you don't have any venison just yet, try out Scott Leysath's recipe with beef. (Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff - wwwBeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)

Ready for a Creative, New Way to Prepare Your Venison?

We’re never too big on Cream of Mushroom as a go-to for venison dishes, and often see hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that isn’t tasty. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of PastyGoo and some herby pepper, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

A glass of beer, ale, lager, stout, cider or other malted beverage can enhance the flavor of your venison dish . (Photo: Wikipedia)

Beer Me! Compliment Your Venison with These Top Picks

Malt and hops are strong enough to stand up against the bold flavors wild game is known for. Plus, carbonation is a natural palate cleanser and few ingredients cut through fat like hops can. What does all of this mean for the meat eater? The right beer just might be a better accompaniment to...

Weston's venison andouille sausage.

Make this Awesome Venison Andouille Sausage This Season

Autumn makes me think of a hot pot over a fire or stove eye, which makes me think of Louisiana, and when I think of Louisiana that gives me good vibes because there you can find gumbo, etouffee and all sorts of delicious food. Louisiana’s food offerings are rich in tradition thanks to the...

Spicy Meatball Recipe

Make These Venison Meatballs for Thanksgiving Appetizers

When Uncle Claude and Aunt Gertie show up, you know they’re going to be hungry after driving the land yacht over the river and through the woods for the annual Thanksgiving feast. She’ll rumble into the kitchen looking to “help out a bit” and he’ll be hungry, eyeballing anything and everything to rid the...

deer hunting chili

Six Venison Chili Recipes You Should Try This Season

Mmmm, can you think of many things to eat during hunting season that are better than a steamin’ hot bowl of deer chili? It’s tough to do, I know. As much as we love burgers, roasts, slow-cooked anything and smoked sausages, the greatness of deer chili is hard to argue against. There are so...

Parmesean Venison

Use Fresh Ingredients for this Great Venison Parmesan

Stacy Harris, author of “Happy Healthy Family: Tracking The Outdoors In” has enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating venison for years. Her family enjoys the outdoors, from their big summer vegetable garden that includes herbs and fruits, to the hunting seasons for big and small game. Fishing, of course, is almost a year-round deal. Her...