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.)

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...

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)

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with 4 Great Slow-Cooked Venison Tacos

Summer’s knocking on the door and with Cinco de Mayo celebrations planned, it’s 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 roasts, you’ll end...

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:

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...