Cooking Venison and Game

Here’s everything you need to know about preparing the tastiest, healthiest red meat on the planet. From cleaning to cooking and serving, our expert staff provides loads of practical advice on enjoying nature’s bounty. You’ll find tons of great recipes, too. (Vegetarians need not apply.)

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

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...

Properly prepared venison jerky will bring smiles to your entire family. (photo by Dan Schmidt)

27 Benefits of Hunting, Eating Wild Venison

Whether you’ve been eating venison and other wild game for years or have just begun, there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that it’s a clean, healthy, nutritious lifestyle when you’re enjoying the bounty from a hunting trip. Check out this series of facts about the benefits and be sure to share this with your friends...

Ernest Hemingway burger recipe  from Hemingway Museum in Cuba

Would Venison Help Make Hemingway’s Burger Better?

Ernest Hemingway is, or was, a lot of things: writer, bon vivant, drinker, hunter, angler, probably a bully at times, world traveler and lover of good food and beverage. A couple of years ago Hemingway’s papers and such were released by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. These include items ranging from...

Venison Shrimp Ankara

Whip up a Surf ‘n Turf Combo with Venison Shrimp Ankara

One of the coolest combos in food history is the good ol’ surf and turf, the delightful mashup of meat and seafood that has incredible variety. Maybe some pork chops and scallops. Or maybe some mahi mahi and stir fry chicken. Or, perhaps we’ll just stick with the tried and true: red meat and...