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.)

A good dry rub can help tough cuts of venison or beef.

Try This Super Dry Rub Recipe For Your Venison

Dry rubs are easy to make, can be as simple or involved as you wish, and can help transform a tough cut or shoulder roast into a succulent delight. Take a venison shoulder roast, for example. It has several muscles and a bunch of connective tissue. Some folks just discard it. Boo, hiss! Coat...

Beef is most often used for carne asada tacos, but venison makes a great dish everyone will love.

Venison Carne Asada Tacos Make You Want More

Who doesn’t love tacos, salsa, a little bit of jalapeno or habanero to spice things up and maybe a cold cerveza while enjoying a weekend? Venison works great for Mexican dishes. They’re fun to make, easy to make and usually have folks asking for more. The good things about making these tacos is you...

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Don’t Flinch … Try These Great Yogurt Venison Burgers

With the Memorial Day weekend upon us, more grills will be fired up than usual as everyone heads out for a few days of fun, maybe some fishing or target shooting, and burgers! This venison recipe for Yogurt Venison Burgers offers a different take on the standard grilled venison burger. It comes from Deer...

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Drunken Belgian Buck a CanCooker Favorite

Check out this cool venison recipe from CanCooker, one of the easiest ways to turn your deer, beef or other goodies into a super meal at home or camp. The CanCooker is pretty doggone easy to use, too. Put your food items inside, lock the top, put over a flame and within an hour...

The chimichurri sauce on this venison has a nice mix of herbs without being too much. (Photo: Food for Hunters)

Don’t Overdo the Marinades, and Watch Out for Lava

Last autumn while hunting in Ohio with Heartland Wildlife Institute, Banks Blinds and TenPoint Crossbows, our merry crew enjoyed great meals each day prepared by chef Ty Hartman. Hartman trained as a chef after a construction work injury put him on the sidelines. He always enjoyed cooking but ramped things up to a new...

Grilled venison is a healthy protien for your family.

Avoid These Simple Mistakes with Your Venison and Beef

One of the greatest things about summer, it seems, is that we’re often more relaxed and laid back when it comes to just about everything. Need to mow the yard? Eh, let it wait a day. Grilling some burgers? Throw in some bleu cheese and bring me another beer. Cool band playing at the...

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Great Tasting Venison: Science Proves What’s Best

Most deer hunters think that older, bigger deer are tougher to eat than younger, smaller ones, and that some cuts of deer make better steaks than others. But most of us don’t know exactly why it’s true. By Dr. Phillip Bishop A Polish study, in a very scientific manner, tested what most of us...

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Perfect Venison Burgers Every Time

Having the right tools for a job makes things easier whether it’s changing a tire, putting scope rings on a rifle or grilling a slab of salmon. Ditto for preparing your venison, from cutting and freezing with an Oliso or Food Saver vacuum sealer or having the right knives for trimming roasts or loins. Burgers are super in summer, of...

Add some  Cajun spice, fresh garlic, a sprinkle of parsley and kick up those venison steaks!

Cajun Venison Steaks Have A Tasty Kick

If you’re a seafood lover then you know a bit of Cajun spice in the shrimp or crawfish boil adds a zesty kick to the party, and it does the same for venison! When you’re cooking deer meat it’s a good idea to not drown the meat in marinades or seasonings. Venison has a...

Gut It Cut It Cook It

Learn the Best Ways to Process Your Own Venison

Labeling one of the most popular books in the Deer & Deer Hunting library a cookbook is, quite honestly, a misnomer considering the vast information found within its pages. “Gut It Cut It Cook It” for years has been one of the favorites of deer hunters who are truly part of the DIY crowd....