Cooking Venison and Game

Stephen Burchett with his opening morning Kentucky velvet buck. Great way to start the bow season!

Try These Foolproof Venison Burgers with a Tasty Kick

Longtime DDH fan Stephen Burchett of West Virginia dropped us a note recently about a nice deer he killed this season along with his easy deer burger recipe. We have to agree, this is pretty foolproof and sounds doggone tasty. Burchett is an attorney and longtime bowhunter. He also, like many of us, loves...

Venison is healthy, nutritious and many food banks will gladly accept donated meat through organizations that assist them.

The Truth About Cooking With Venison

There is little risk in eating venison, and the nutritional advantages of eating white-tailed deer meat more than cancel out any concerns. It was a most unexpected request. One of my best friends, Dr. W. C.Z. (his real initials), had tasted venison at dinner one night at our house. The very suave university professor,...

Venison Burgundy Stew CanCooker

The Magic of Venison Stew

Something about a savory stew warms the heart and soothes the soul. Maybe it’s the ingredients — meat tenderized by a few hours of simmering, hearty vegetables taking a natural place alongside the feature meat, a thick and rich broth that ties all of the flavors together but doesn’t overwhelm them. Maybe it’s the...

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...

Weston's venison andouille sausage.

Make this Awesome Venison Andouille Sausage This Season

Autumn makes me think of a hot pot over a fire or stove eye, which makes me think of Louisiana, and when I think of Louisiana that gives me good vibes because there you can find gumbo, etouffee and all sorts of delicious food. Louisiana’s food offerings are rich in tradition thanks to the...

deer hunting chili

Six Venison Chili Recipes You Should Try This Season

Mmmm, can you think of many things to eat during hunting season that are better than a steamin’ hot bowl of deer chili? It’s tough to do, I know. As much as we love burgers, roasts, slow-cooked anything and smoked sausages, the greatness of deer chili is hard to argue against. There are so...

Parmesean Venison

Use Fresh Ingredients for this Great Venison Parmesan

Stacy Harris, author of “Happy Healthy Family: Tracking The Outdoors In” has enjoyed preparing, cooking and eating venison for years. Her family enjoys the outdoors, from their big summer vegetable garden that includes herbs and fruits, to the hunting seasons for big and small game. Fishing, of course, is almost a year-round deal. Her...

Mmm, venison chili is great anytime!

Delicious and Easy Venison Chili Recipe

Everyone has a favorite chili recipe, and this venison chili recipe is my family’s favorite. Venison chili adds a depth of flavor that is superior to other kinds of meats. President Lyndon Johnson knew this, and it is noted that he requested the cooks at the White House to use only venison for his chili....

Short Ribs

Gorgeous Short Ribs and the Joys of Slow-Cooked Venison

Short ribs are superb. They’re meaty and flavorful. Beef ribs are better than pork and have more meat on the bone. When prepared correctly, usually with a good slow braise for a few hours, they have just enough fat and connective tissue that melts away into that “Mmmmm, OMG these are sooo good” reaction...

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How to Cook Meat Underground

If you’ve never cooked venison meat underground, you have no idea what you’re missing. I experienced this age-old way of slow-cooked meat for the first time this week while hunting in Texas, and I must say it is nothing short of sensational. Cooking meat underground is an ancient tradition for many cultures. My buddy...