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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...

Once you put your venison on the grill or smoker, don't overcook it!

Grilling Deer? Once You Burn, There’s No Return!

Many years ago during a cookout with family members, I pretty much stood over the grill to make sure my steak didn’t end up looking like the sole of a worn-out hunting boot. Fortunately, the host shared my desire for a marbled ribeye the way they’re supposed to be prepared: seared on the outside...

Venison Burgundy Stew CanCooker

Get Fired Up With This Hearty Venison Burgundy Stew

Deer season is over and we’re all thinking about turkey hunting, fishing, deer camp chores, food plots, camera surveys and other things to do this spring and summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stop enjoying our venison! If you don’t have any deer meat in the freezer then give this hearty CanCooker Venison...

One of the great things about deer chili is its versatility, and folks definitely like to put their own twist on things when they make it.

3 Easy, Fantastic Venison Chili Recipes to Make Now

Winter’s here, no doubt, and with the possibility of some even nastier weather hitting 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. That does sound...

If you don't have any venison just yet, try out Scott Leysath's recipe with beef. (Photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff - wwwBeefItsWhatsForDinner.com)

Ready for a Creative, New Way to Prepare Your Venison?

We’re never too big on Cream of Mushroom as a go-to for venison dishes, and often see hunter-chefs resort to some worn out recipe that isn’t tasty. “Prepare venison, put into slow cooker with giant can of Cream of PastyGoo and some herby pepper, cook the snot out of it and then eat it with...

Lentil Soup with Venison and Sausage hits the spot on a chilly autumn evening! (Photo: GameandGarden.com)

Knock Off that Cold Blast with Lentil Venison Soup

Combining lentils and venison is a great way to enjoy these savory flavors and give Ol’ Man Winter a nice 1-2 punch across the jaw. This great recipe comes to us from Stacy Harris, author of Happy Healthy Family, who said it’s one of her family’s favorites. “This is a scruptious one-pot meal that is healthy...

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...

Spicy-Sweet Venison Loin

Spicy-Sweet Venison Loin, in a Flash (With Video!)

How many times have you ever heard chefs remind you to not overcook meat or it’ll become dry, chewy and something akin to an inedible boot heel? Yeah? A few times? Maybe your mother or grandmother or Uncle Pitmaster who won’t let anyone near his custom grill has said that. “Don’t overcook it!” you’ll...

A hearty supply of elk all wrapped, secured in the freezin' cold Yeti and ready to be prepped for the table!

Long Live the Mighty Beast in Your Belly!

With majestic critters of every description and species tipping over at record numbers already this phenomenal hunting season 2015, I thought for sure now is the time to celebrate the glory of such sacred life sustaining flesh hitting grills and skillets all across America like we mean it. By Ted Nugent Kill ‘em &...