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.)

Venison is a great substitute, or even an add-on, for turkey or other meats when you're preparing sub sandwiches!

Get Crackin’ on Your Best Grilled Venison Sandwich

A good ol’ submarine sandwich is a tasty treat for lunch or with friends, and an easy thing to whip up at deer camp between hunts or on a work weekend. The great thing about subs is the versatility. You can fix ‘em with plain or or fancy bread, a lot of trimmings or...

Two Bean Venison Chili

Fantastic Two Bean Venison Chili Offers a Kick

Eric Myers was stuck at home in Minnesota last December while workers took care of an emergency problem with his furnace, so he decided to head to the kitchen for some cooking therapy. Yeah, cooking therapy. You know what that is, right? When you just need to do something in the kitchen, relax, think...

Venison Meatloaf with Cumberland Sauce

Mmmm, Venison Meatloaf in Cumberland Sauce

Meatloaf probably could get its own bit as part of a comedian’s show in Vegas and no one would think twice about it. “So, what’s the big deal about meatloaf? I mean, it’s a loaf of meat. Right? Loaf just sounds … weird. Hand me that loaf. He left the loaf in the garage....

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Whip Up This Great Venison Meatloaf With Herb Crust

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath enjoys prime cuts of wild game just like everyone else, but he also knows you don’t have to always toss out those scraps of meat like many hunters do. If you take the time to cut all the meat from your deer, and that can take some time but it’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.

Easy Venison Stew Batters Away the Winter Blues

Imagine a good evening in the deer stand or blind, coming back home or to camp and within an hour or so everything’s ready for a rib-sticking chowdown while you’re telling tales of the hunt. Or if it’s raining and you’re at camp with some vegetables, spices and a venison roast. All you need...

Mia Anstine's tamales call for a pork roast, but a venison roast will work and provide some tasty flavors. (Photo: Mia Anstine)

Venison Tamales? Sounds Like a Fantastic Idea

Mia Anstine is a hunter, writer, mother and wife, and obviously she loves to cook based on this fantastic recipe for tamales. Anstine is co-owner of Wolf Creek Outfitters, is a columnist for Women’s Outdoor News and Western Whitetail Magazine, contributor to the Beretta USA blog and is on the pro staff for TenPoint...

Deer Liver with Onions is a fine meal if you want a change of pace from your regular venison dishes. (Photo: Neal Lambert)

Deer Liver and Onions, Want a Bite?

In the last few years a “nose to tail” attitude has taken hold among some chefs throughout the country, either in an effort to affect some cool, trendy vibe in their restaurants or they’ve honestly embraced the idea of utilizing almost every portion of an animal for their menu. This really isn’t anything new,...

Vegetable Garden Soup with Venison

Venison Vegetable Soup is Easy, Delish With These Tips

Stacy Harris, author of two great cookbooks and founder of Game & Garden, grew up in central Alabama in a family that enjoyed scads of fresh vegetables and fruit each year, so it’s no surprise she still reaps the benefits of a big garden every summer. Savory herbs growing in planters on her back...

Weston Jerky Gun

Weston Jerky Gun Perfect for Deer Season Snacks

One of the easiest things you can make with your venison is jerky, and with the season wide open it’s a good bet you’ve had more than one snack stick or two this year. Jerky has been around for many, many years. Various forms of it have been recorded through Native American history, of...

Get more recipes from Scott Leysath in his fantastic Better Venison Cookbook. Click this photo to order!

Foodie Friday: Seared Venison with Balsamic Sauce

With the holiday season upon us, your local grocery store may have a nice selection of berries in the produce section that can be used for great venison dishes. Cranberries likely will be in stock and could give a nice combo of sweet tartness to the delicious venison. Some stores will have blueberries, too,...