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Turn Your Deer Meat Into Delicious Jerky Treats

Venison jerky is a fantastic snack when you’re hunting, hanging around watching a football game or just need something tasty to get you through until next deer season. It’s easy to make, too, especially with the great array of Weston prep products to get the job done. Set up in your kitchen, spend a...

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Score With the Best Venison Burgers, Chili and a Super Weekend

Whether you’re a diehard face-painting fan ready for Sunday’s super clash or a casual fan who likes a little football and good food, this weekend is one of the best. The ramp-up to the National Football League’s annual championship game is monumental. Overdone, but that’s what TV does to make money: ramp, hype, promote,...

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For a Few Hundred Dollars, You Can DIY With Venison Processing

OK, all you DIY deer hunters out there, don’t blow a gasket when you read the next sentence. I’ve paid more than $250 this year for venison processing, which doesn’t include the gas purchased to drive to my hunting spots and any other costs associated with the seasons. The latter costs have been minimal...

Venison Bleu Cheese Burgers are great!

Do You Have the Best Grind for Your Venison?

Are your venison burgers tasty and something you love to make, or do they leave something to be desired? Part of it may be the grind. If it’s from a processor, you can request maybe a more coarse or fine grind to your venison along with the addition of a specific amount of beef...

Venison is a great substitute, or even an add-on, for turkey or other meats when you're preparing sub sandwiches!

Get Crackin’ on Your Best Grilled Venison Sandwich

A good ol’ submarine sandwich is a tasty treat for lunch or with friends, and an easy thing to whip up at deer camp between hunts or on a work weekend. The great thing about subs is the versatility. You can fix ‘em with plain or or fancy bread, a lot of trimmings or...

Two Bean Venison Chili

Fantastic Two Bean Venison Chili Offers a Kick

Eric Myers was stuck at home in Minnesota last December while workers took care of an emergency problem with his furnace, so he decided to head to the kitchen for some cooking therapy. Yeah, cooking therapy. You know what that is, right? When you just need to do something in the kitchen, relax, think...

Venison Meatloaf with Cumberland Sauce

Mmmm, Venison Meatloaf in Cumberland Sauce

Meatloaf probably could get its own bit as part of a comedian’s show in Vegas and no one would think twice about it. “So, what’s the big deal about meatloaf? I mean, it’s a loaf of meat. Right? Loaf just sounds … weird. Hand me that loaf. He left the loaf in the garage....

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Whip Up This Great Venison Meatloaf With Herb Crust

Sporting Chef Scott Leysath enjoys prime cuts of wild game just like everyone else, but he also knows you don’t have to always toss out those scraps of meat like many hunters do. If you take the time to cut all the meat from your deer, and that can take some time but it’s...

Deer Liver with Onions is a fine meal if you want a change of pace from your regular venison dishes. (Photo: Neal Lambert)

Deer Liver and Onions, Want a Bite?

In the last few years a “nose to tail” attitude has taken hold among some chefs throughout the country, either in an effort to affect some cool, trendy vibe in their restaurants or they’ve honestly embraced the idea of utilizing almost every portion of an animal for their menu. This really isn’t anything new,...

Vegetable Garden Soup with Venison

Venison Vegetable Soup is Easy, Delish With These Tips

Stacy Harris, author of two great cookbooks and founder of Game & Garden, grew up in central Alabama in a family that enjoyed scads of fresh vegetables and fruit each year, so it’s no surprise she still reaps the benefits of a big garden every summer. Savory herbs growing in planters on her back...