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.)

CanCooker Braised Venison

Trophy Whitetails and the Best Venison You’ll Ever Enjoy

We’ll always have a debate among deer hunters about trophies and meat, and there’s absolutely no getting around it whatsoever. Some guys hunt old, mature bucks and have specific antler requirements that fit their personal goal. Usually, it’s a specific inch-minimum or “bigger than my last one.” Others go by the old “I don’t...

spicy venison hominy soup

Doggone! Spicy Venison and Hominy Soup Sounds Fantastic

Whatever we’ve done to make Mother Nature mad this winter, how about we all send some karmic thoughts for a truce? C’mon, Ma Nature. Lighten up. Feet upon feet of ice and snow up north? More on the way? The messy episodes in Oklahoma and Texas and Alabama and Georgia? And earthquakes last week...

Vegetable Garden Soup with Venison

Quick, Easy Meals for Valentine’s Day … With Delicious Venison

Ah, the weekend of love has arrived. Well, commercialized and hyped love. Revenue-generating love. Go buy those cards, flowers, nasty red-box ribboned candies, the card, flowers that may die in six days and don’t forget the card! By Alan Clemons, Managing Editor Did we mention the card? Very, very important. You may be able...

Blueberry Shitake Venison ... mmm, sweet blueberries and the earthiness of mushrooms.

Blueberry Backstrap? Why, Yes, I’ll Have Seconds, Please

Monday evening in the grocery store I ran across some boxes of clementines, the small oranges hybridized more than 100 years ago, and realized we’re not too far away from spring. I love fresh vegetables and fruits, and cooking with them is easy. Berries always are a great addition to venison dishes and blueberries...

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Turn Your Deer Meat Into Delicious Jerky Treats

Venison jerky is a fantastic snack when you’re hunting, hanging around watching a football game or just need something tasty to get you through until next deer season. It’s easy to make, too, especially with the great array of Weston prep products to get the job done. Set up in your kitchen, spend a...

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Score With the Best Venison Burgers, Chili and a Super Weekend

Whether you’re a diehard face-painting fan ready for Sunday’s super 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. Overdone, but that’s what TV does to make money: ramp, hype, promote,...

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For a Few Hundred Dollars, You Can DIY With Venison Processing

OK, all you DIY deer hunters out there, don’t blow a gasket when you read the next sentence. I’ve paid more than $250 this year for venison processing, which doesn’t include the gas purchased to drive to my hunting spots and any other costs associated with the seasons. The latter costs have been minimal...

Venison Bleu Cheese Burgers are great!

Do You Have the Best Grind for Your Venison?

Are your venison burgers tasty and something you love to make, or do they leave something to be desired? Part of it may be the grind. If it’s from a processor, you can request maybe a more coarse or fine grind to your venison along with the addition of a specific amount of beef...

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...