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.)

Fire up your smoker!

Get Smokin’ With This Great Venison Dry Rub

Did you know deer season opened in California last weekend in one of the state’s northern zones, and whitetail season is just a few weeks away in southern Florida and South Carolina? Amazingly, we’re into hunting season! Hurray! Most of the country will still be sweatin’ to the oldies as summer hangs around for...

Gumbo is fantastic and versatile, too, so if you want to add some deer meat or sausage then it won't hurt a bit! (Photo: MonsoursPhotography.net)

Break Out the Gumbo Pot and Spicy Venison Sausage, Too

After the recent post here about gumbo and such, I started poking around for a few more Cajun recipes that could incorporate deer meat into them for a different flavor. Louisiana folks love their deer hunting and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated states in the Southeast for big bucks. The...

Weston Venison Jerky

Tasty Venison Jerky Easy to Make on Your 4th of July Break

With the Fourth of July holiday falling on a Friday this year, that means a long weekend and, most likely, more food consumed than normal with folks bugging out a day earlier to take advantage of the break. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (yes, there is such an organization) estimates that more...

Venison Bleu Cheese Burgers are great!

The Best Venison Burgers for Your Fourth of July Blowout!

The variety is quite wide when it comes to venison recipes, advice on how to get the best burgers, which spices or how much fat to include in the grind. Everyone does things a little bit differently and that’s what helps make things interesting. Whatever your favorites may be, there’s no debate that the...

Seafood gumbo can include venison sausage, of course, for added flavor!

Venison Appetizers and a Summer Seafood Slam

My gosh, I do believe I could eat fresh seafood until my cholesterol level hit something along the lines of an SAT score and I looked like Mr. Creosote before he noshed on that wafer-thin mint. Shrimp, oysters, fresh fish, squid … dang. Love it. Love it! And I really don’t care how it’s...

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...