venison recipes

Grilled venison with fresh veggies and maybe a light dash of your favorite marinade is an easy, delicious way to enjoy your hunting success.

Make the Best Summer Parties with Venison Kebabs

When summer rolls around and you start firing up the grill, be sure to make some great memories with your deer meat from successful hunts last season. Kebabs are super ways to enjoy your venison. They’re also fun to eat, easy to prepare and you can make them ahead of time or just before...

VENISON  Fast Venison Chili Leysath

Hit a Home Run With This Fast Venison Chili

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath says this Fast Venison Chili is pretty doggone easy to make and tasty, too. Considering he travels around the country as one of the most in-demand chefs for special events, trade shows, and Sportsman Channel Hunt.Fish.Feed events. Oh, and he hosts the successful show “Dead Meat” on Sportsman Channel, one...

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...

Braised venison neck with cream cheese polenta is easy and delicious! (Photo: Food for Hunters)

The Best Venison Recipe You Definitely Should Try

Deer necks often are tossed because hunters don’t want to fool with them, but that’s quite a mistake to make because of the amount of great venison available. I think part of it is a regional thing. In the Southeast I’ve never heard, with any regularity, hunters discussing the neck meat while in camp or...

Cast iron skillets have been used for decades by 5-star chefs and home cooks to make great meals. They're durable, versatile and will last for many years with proper care whether you're cooking in the kitchen with your family or at deer camp with your buddies.

Iron Skillets Combine Nostalgia, History and Great Cooking

One of my fondest memories is of going to my great-grandmother’s house on Sunday after church for dinner — we called the noon meal dinner and evening meal supper, as good ol’ Southerners do — and seeing her cooking with her cast iron skillets. I don’t know how many she had and, unfortunately, was...

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See the Best Way to Skin and Bone Out a Deer

Everyone who hunts deer and processes their own meat has a way of doing it they believe is the best, and for them it usually is. But there’s nothing wrong with considering another way and, possibly, learning something to use at your camp or home. Scott Rea is a father and butcher from St....

VENISON Guinness Oven Venison Stew

No, Don’t Use Green Beer for This Venison Stew

When March rolls around and St. Patrick’s Day festivities ramp up, folks think about leprechauns, four-leaf clovers, maybe the Chicago River being dyed green, parades with funny hats, green beer and Ireland. St. Patrick’s Day originated to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (AD 385-461), who may have dressed in green togs...

The burrito or soft taco is an easy way to get breakfast on the run or kick back with friends and a cold brew. (Wikipedia)

Fast and Easy Venison Breakfast Burritos

I woke up in a strange Mexican hotel, groggy, clothes strewn about, wondering where the heck I was in the darkness and what I was going to do for food since I only knew a couple of other people in the entire country. There was no food in my room. Water? Sorry, not drinking...

VENISON  ground meat

For Great Venison, Grind It Out

If you’ve ever watched a butcher grinding burger, you know he doesn’t just toss in hunks of meat and what- ever’s attached to see what comes shooting out. This is good advice to follow when it comes to grinding your own venison, too. We’ve all had fantastic hamburgers made with venison or beef. Every bite...