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.)

Be sure to give your meat a light dusting of flour before browning, unlike what I did with this stew meat.

3 Secrets to Great Venison Stew, and With a Hint of New Orleans

Creating great venison stew, or beef stew for that matter, is a task that comes with trial-and-error before you really get everything nailed down well. Following exact recipes can help you get started with a good recipe. Recipes are like blueprints for a house, with the ingredients being the walls, roof and interior spaces....

Venison Crock Pot Chili

Yes, It’s This Easy to Make Your Favorite Deer Chili

I don’t recall exactly which year it was but when I was asked by my wife and kids in early autumn what I wanted for Christmas, I didn’t hesitate. “I want a Crock Pot big enough to put in a roast or chicken or whatever, something big,” I said. Not a bow, or camo,...

Blackberry Venison

Best Valentine’s Day Meals Start with Venison!

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s … Wait, wait. This isn’t a love site for singles and minglers and such. Right? Amore? Moons? Pizza pies? Where’s the venison and chili and jerky? Chances are pretty good your better half wouldn’t care for a ribbon-wrapped box of deer jerky...

Whether you're grilling venison or beef, make the best burgers possible!

A Venison Burger Recipe That’s Good 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...

No meat, sloppy mess ... these sad nachos look like a toddler went through a salad buffet with a rake. Don't make these for your party! (DDH photo: Alan Clemons)

5 Ways Your Sad Venison Nachos Really Suck

Enjoying the spoils of our hunting success doesn’t always mean backstraps on the grill or a stew pot of roast and veggies in a thick broth. Those are great, of course, but sometimes a bit of lighter fare or maybe a party spread for family and friends needs a little kick. I’m talking about...

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Score With the Best Venison Burgers, Chili on Super Bowl Weekend

Whether you’re a diehard face-painting fan ready for the big Super Bowl clash or a casual fan who likes a little football and good food, this weekend is one of the best. The ramp-up to the National Football League’s annual championship game is monumental. Tons of print and online stories, of course, and folks wanting to...

Stacy Harris has an array of items for cooking venison and other dishes, but among those are basics you can use and need in your kitchen.

12 Things You Must Have in Your Deer Camp Kitchen

There’s a good debate of sorts among hunters and chefs when it comes to preparing venison: salt and pepper, and nothing else, or a little marinade or herbs to give the roast some added flavor on the grill, smoker or in the slow cooker. I’ve had it both ways and, honestly, appreciate both when...

3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some nastier weather hitting the northeast and west this week it’s not a bad idea to whip up some venison chili. A hearty bowl of chili, some crusty garlic bread or cornbread, and whatever spicy hot sauce you may want to add … mmmm, mmmm....