Venison Recipes

Whether your venison stew is made in a traditional method or with the cool CanCooker, you'll enjoy delicious meals and have family asking for more.

Easy Venison Stew Batters Away the Winter Blues

Imagine a good evening in the deer stand or blind, coming back home or to camp and within an hour or so everything’s ready for a rib-sticking chowdown while you’re telling tales of the hunt. Or if it’s raining and you’re at camp with some vegetables, spices and a venison roast. All you need...

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With the Best Cooler, Your Venison Will be Fresher

Last year when I was preparing to drive west for a deer hunting trip to Kansas, I knew without a doubt that I wanted to bring home my buck to enjoy the delicious meat. Fortunately I was able to kill a nice buck, as did the rest of our crew. It had a big body...

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The Easiest Way to Make Outstanding Deer Jerky

Venison jerky is a fantastic snack when you’re hunting, needing something to gnaw on while watching Madison Bumgarner throw an immortal Game 7 or are sitting there fishing in spring weeplng softy because deer season is still months away. There, there. Your best deer jerky can get you through those rough patches and cold days...

Steve VanDeKeere loves hunting and good venison on the table.

Fantastic Deer Jerky Has a Peppery-Garlic Kick

Steve VanDeKeere of Indiana is a diehard hunter and outdoorsman, and like many of us he loves to put venison on the table. I asked him recently if he had a good deer jerky recipe and VanDeKeere didn’t disappoint. “My deer jerky recipe has a semi-peppery/garlic taste,” he said. “This recipe yields 2-2.5 pounds...

Barbecue done right! It doesn't hurt to have some great sides, either.  (photo by Dan Schmidt)

How to Make the Best BBQ in a Smoker

I recently had the opportunity to try smoking for the first time — smoking meat for barbecue, of course! Seeing that we blew through all of our prime venison roasts this past winter and spring, I decided to break down and buy a Boston pork butt from the store (yes, I know, “blasphemy!”) for the...

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Grab a Spoon and Your Appetite for This Hearty Venison Stew

A hearty venison stew is one of the best things we can enjoy during autumn and winter, especially one with flavor and enough hearty deer meat to stick to your ribs. This recipe from Fran Tenakee comes from the Alaska Fish & Wildlife News and sounds like a doggone winner. Whether it’s from our...

Two Bean Venison Chili

Fantastic Two Bean Venison Chili Offers a Kick

Eric Myers was stuck at home in Minnesota last December while workers took care of an emergency problem with his furnace, so he decided to head to the kitchen for some cooking therapy. Yeah, cooking therapy. You know what that is, right? When you just need to do something in the kitchen, relax, think...

Photo of Dan Schmidt's big Texas buck

5 Things Every Venison Lover Should Do

If you’re a diehard deer hunter then you probably love to eat venison, too, and likely are handy in the kitchen or manning the grill. If so, you could ramp up your skills with just a few changes. Deer & Deer Hunting Editor-in-Chief Dan Schmidt offers five of his best deer tips to give you a...

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)

4 Great Slow-Cooked Venison Tacos You Must Try

When we found out that Oct. 4 is National Taco Day, well, it just was 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...