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.)

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5 Things Every Venison Lover Should Do

If you’re a diehard deer hunter then you probably love to eat venison, too, and likely are handy in the kitchen or manning the grill. If so, you could ramp up your skills with just a few changes. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt offers five of his best deer tips to give you a...

Tacos Carnitas can be made with shredded beef, like these, or venison if you have some deer meat in the freezer. They're great! (Photo: Jess Lander/Wikipedia)

4 Great Slow-Cooked Venison Tacos You Must Try

When we found out that Oct. 4 is National Taco Day, well, it just was a perfect time to revisit some of our favorite dishes for slow-cooked venison! Tacos and burritos are fantastic ways to enjoy your venison. Whether you use ground venison with special herbs and spices or slow-cooked shoulders, necks and rump...

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, often seeing hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that’s just not good. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of Mushroom and favorite herbs, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

Deer seasons are open and venison chili is a favorite because it's easy and delicious. If you don't have any venison yet, practice with beef and enjoy. (Photo: Kraft)

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,...

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Savory, Cheesy Venison Burgers Sound Great Anytime

Venison burgers have no season when they’re in or out, unlike a stew or soup that is more favorable for chilly nights or a cold day at deer camp after a morning hunt. Burgers are great whether you fire up the grill and slap a hearty man-sized slab of venison burger on it or...

Tacos Carnitas can be made with shredded beef, like these, or venison if you have some deer meat in the freezer. They're great! (Photo: Jess Lander/Wikipedia)

Venison Machaca One of the Best Dishes Ever?

Earlier this year my wife and I were in Nashville on the final day of the CMA Music Festival, taking in the sights along Broadway Street, the main drag through the city, and enjoying the day. We I turned up 2nd Avenue and found Nashville Street Tacos, which opened earlier this year. It’s a tacos ‘n...

Venison Loin

Eight Ways You Can Help Lend a Hand!

  September is “Hunger Action Month” and The Sporting Chef, Scott Leysath, renowned chef for anything with fins, feathers or fur, provides steps to offer support to those one in six Americans who struggle with hunger every day. Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of...

Stacy Harris, who created this venison tenderloin, and Scott Leysath both enjoy the ease of preparing this dish, which is fantastic for you and your family. (Photo: Stacy Harris, GameandGarden.com)

Venison Roast is Great With Oven Roasted Okra, Veggies

A great venison roast or other deer goodies is a joy to prepare and eat during and after the season, but it’s always good to have some scrumptious side dishes with it. My wife and I were late to the game but we got turned on to roasted vegetables last summer. I guess that’s...

Whether your venison stew is made in a traditional method or with the cool CanCooker, you'll enjoy delicious meals and have family asking for more.

Sugar in Your Cornbread? Blasphemy, I Say!

The headline on this story I ran across last week says, “The Real Reason Sugar Has No Place in Cornbread” and then it goes on for enough paragraphs to make you almost want a second double of brown water (one cube of ice, please). But I agree with the headline, writer and his thoughts. Sugar...

Mmmm ... click the photo for more recipes or visit GameandGarden.com (Photo: Stacy Harris/GameandGarden.com)

Fantastic Venison Burgers with a Spicy Zing!

Stacy Harris, one of our favorite authors and outdoors supporters, dropped us a note about a super venison burger dish she makes that has a little extra kick to it. Harris whips up great venison dishes each year along with lip-smacking meals with fresh veggies and fruit from the family gardens. She’s always interested...