venison recipes

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Fantastic Venison Burgers with a Spicy Zing!

Stacy Harris, one of our favorite authors and outdoors supporters, dropped us a note about a super venison burger dish she makes that has a little extra kick to it. Harris whips up great venison dishes each year along with lip-smacking meals with fresh veggies and fruit from the family gardens. She’s always interested...

If you don't have venison on hand, practice your chili recipe with beef and get set for deer season!

Chilly Temps This Weekend, So It’s a Great Time for Hot Venison Chili

Temperatures in some northern parts of the United States are starting to ever-so-gently teeter toward thoughts of “Hmm, it’s chilly,” and that means a couple of things: it’s football season and it’s time for venison chili! Football season and venison chili also means deer hunting season is just around the corner! If that doesn’t get you...

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

Great Tips for the Most Flavorful, Best Venison Ever

When you want to explore new recipes for your venison roasts and backstraps, create some of the best slow-cooked venison ever or simply pick up a great kitchen prep tip, wild game chef Scott Leysath can definitely give you a hand. How? Leysath has some insights on preparation, tenderizing, field dressing, tougher or ignored cuts...

Venison Loin with Arugula is easy to prepare and delicious with a light vinaigrette dressing. (Photo: Stacy Harris, www.GameandGarden.com)

The Best Tool for Venison Is …

Among all the important things to have in your kitchen, this is the be-all, end-all for any venison lover. With almost 25 years of marriage under my belt I can attest that from the early days with little of what George Carlin called “stuff” to today’s “we have too much stuff!” clutter, my wife...

Weston Original Jerky Gun

Your Complete Smoked Venison Jerky Recipe Now!

Making jerky is easy and it’s fun to do in summer if it’s too hot to head outside, because you can make a few pounds of jerky and have it ready for the upcoming hunting season. Jerky recipes can be as simple or as complex as you want. Just use natural meats and go...

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...

Weston Sportsmans Burger

Great Venison Burgers and Deviled Eggs with a Twist

During a recent visit to central Wisconsin on business we had the chance to dine at a great place, Father Fats Public House, where the plates are small but the portions definitely are not. Oh. My. Goodness. I love to eat good food and can eat a lot of it. I probably wouldn’t have...

Fire up your smoker!

Get Smokin’ With This Great Venison Dry Rub

Did you know deer season opened in California last weekend in one of the state’s northern zones, and whitetail season is just a few weeks away in southern Florida and South Carolina? Amazingly, we’re into hunting season! Hurray! Most of the country will still be sweatin’ to the oldies as summer hangs around for...

Gumbo is fantastic and versatile, too, so if you want to add some deer meat or sausage then it won't hurt a bit! (Photo: MonsoursPhotography.net)

Break Out the Gumbo Pot and Spicy Venison Sausage, Too

After the recent post here about gumbo and such, I started poking around for a few more Cajun recipes that could incorporate deer meat into them for a different flavor. Louisiana folks love their deer hunting and, in my opinion, it’s one of the most underrated states in the Southeast for big bucks. The...