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 chicken fried on plate

Best Recipes: Chicken-Fried Venison Steak

Back when I was a teenager and apparently had an appetite similar to Mr. Creosote from the Monty Python skit, anything that wasn’t nailed down at the supper table was in danger. My father and mother weren’t gourmet chefs but they knew their way around a stove, oven and deep fryer. Dad handled the latter,...

Lentil Soup with Venison and Sausage hits the spot on a chilly autumn evening! (Photo: GameandGarden.com)

Knock Off that Last Cold Blast with Lentil Venison Soup

It’s late April and doggone it, we’re already in the spring season but still are dealing with cold snow in the Northeast and rainy mess in the Southeast … Boo! Hiss! G’wan and getoutta here! It’s also a bit chilly here in the Southeast, too, with lows in the 50s. For us, in late...

CanCooker Garden Pasta with Venison Sausage

One of the Best Must-Have Tools for Your Deer Camp

Looking for a fast and easy way to cook a venison meal? Of course, because eating well at home is one thing but eating like the hunting kings we are at deer camp absolutely is a different ball of wax. Right? Right! Check out the following video from Must Have Outdoors. Simple, wholesome ingredients —venison, veggies...

Grilled venison with fresh veggies and maybe a light dash of your favorite marinade is an easy, delicious way to enjoy your hunting success.

With Venison, Herbs or Whatever, Fresher is Always Better

When it comes to food — deer meat, herbs, vegetables, fish, milk, eggs, whatever — fresher usually is better. Right? You never hear anyone say, “Yeah, that stale bread had a unique flavor to it so we toasted it and slathered it with that 13-month old jam in the back of the fridge. Boy, was...

Venison Loin

Must-Try Recipe: Slow-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Venison Loin

If this venison dish doesn’t make your tongue do back flips over your forehead, well, maybe you should seek medical help to find out if your appetite has been captured by aliens. We ran across this great site – SeriousEats.com – while poking around for some new recipes and found Slow-Roasted Spice-Rubbed Venison Loin....

Venison Seared with Salad is easy to make and you can adjust the ingredients to fit your palate. (Photo: foodforhunters.blogspot.com)

A Nip and Tip ‘o the Glass, and a Stunning Venison Salad

A bit of confusion seems to be the norm whenever there’s a “national day” for something — cheese, smelt, hunting, booze, whatever — because everyone has their own little slice of the pie. So it seems that today is International Whisk(e)y Day to celebrate the beverage that’s been around for who knows how long. Apparently, World...

Venison Chili is great anytime of the year! (Photo: HeHuntsSheCooks.com)

No Consensus in Venison Chili Debate of Beans v. No Beans

Our Foodie Friday on Facebook in early March asked a simple question that churned up a potload of answers: Beans in your chili … Yes or No? That’s not like asking about Bermuda or St. Augustine grass for your yard, or if 23 percent protein is better than 20 percent in your supplemental plots....

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Great Tips to Help You Process, Cook 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. When...