Cooking Venison and Game

Venison has myriad uses including breakfast sausage or smoked links like this one.

Breakfast Anyone? Shine the Spotlight on Venison Sausage

With a whitetail on the ground, the first meals most of us immediately start thinking about are all the dinners to create from the prime cuts: pot roasts basted long and moist in the oven to tender perfection; chops grilled over glowing coals to medium-rare juiciness; steak strips seared with a little garlic in...

Scott Leysath's Lobster Minnesota, a great combo of delicious venison and lobster.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Delicious Lobster and Vension

If you’re feeling romantic tonight or on Valentine’s Day or, well, basically anytime, it’s tough to beat a great meal with venison and lobster with your bestie. Venison and lobster? Mmmm, what a great combination. If you don’t like lobster or can’t get it, perhaps you could substitute crab or crayfish. But most specialty shops...

Venison Butcher a Hindquarter

What You Don’t Know, but Can Learn, About Deer Hindquarters

Do you know how to efficiently and economically take apart a deer’s hindquarter, from top to bottom? If you’ve been processing your own deer for years then you likely have a method that is comfortable and works well for you. But it’s always good to maybe learn something new, right? One of our favorite...

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...