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This Slow Cooker Corned Venison is super easy, once the venison is corned! Only 5 minutes to throw it in the slow cooker and about 5 hours in the slow cooker!

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Slow Cooker Corned Venison Recipe

Everyone that has tried this corned venison recipe, can not even believe it’s venison! It is so tender and juicy! A perfect way to make another tougher cut of venison perfect!

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I have been making this Slow Cooker Corned Venison Recipe for about 5 years.

It is really a family favorite! Not only the family loves this, everyone who eats it begs me to corn their venison next year! A side business, perhaps??

What is Corned Venison?

Humans have actually been corning beef since ancient times in Europe and the Middle East!

The term “corned” is believed to have referred to the large grains, or “corns”, in old English, of salt used to cure the meat! Read more on Wiki. Thus, Corned Venison is made by curing the meat with salt.

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Brining the venison roasts is not hard, nor a lot of work. Time is what does all of the curing. For information on how to cure the venison, see this post, Homemade Corned Venison, it is one of the most popular venison recipes, here on BCC!

The processs of corning venison, like I said, is not difficult, but takes a bit of time commitment. The venison needs to be rotated every day, or every other day.

Once the roast is brined, it needs to be cooked. The slow cooker is a great tool for this, but it can also be slow cooked in a Dutch oven, on the stove. This recipe, to cook the corned venison, could not be easier. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker and let the slow cooker do all of the work!

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What you need

  • venison
  • onion
  • carrot
  • malt vinegar
  • Guiness stout beer
  • pickling spice
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How to make this slow cooked corned venison recipe

  1. Add corned venison to crockpot.
  2. Add remainder of ingredients. Slow cook on low for 5-6 hours, depending on the size of the roasts, until very tender.
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What cuts should you choose to corn?

The best cuts to corn are the top round, the bottom round, the top sirloin, and the sirloin butt. They tend to be the more tough cuts of the deer and curing really makes them tender!

What to make with corned venison

This corned venison is quite versatile. You can make anything that you would with beef.

Tools I use to make slow cooker corned venison

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Have you ever tried corned venison? I think probably not. If you have the chance to, you really need to give this Corned Venison Recipe a try! You will love it!

I hope you enjoyed the recipe today!

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Slow Cooker Corned Venison Recipe

This Slow Cooker Corned Venison Recipe is so easy! Tender and juicy with a usually tough piece of the deer!
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Course: entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours
Slow cooking: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $5


  • 3 lb corned venison (can substitute beef) I prefer round to top round
  • 1 Onion quartered
  • 1 large carrot cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 12 oz. bottle Guiness Stout
  • about 1/2 c. malt vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. pickling spice
  • water to almost cover


  • Add corned venison to slow cooker. 
  • Add onion, carrot, Guiness, vinegar and pickling spice to the venison in the slow cooker.
  • Barely cover the roasts with water.
  • Start slow cooker on high, once the liquid is bubbling, reduce heat to low. Cook on low for about 5 hours (depending on the size of the roast) until venison is very tender. (About 185°F internal temperature)
  • The Guiness and malt vinegar are very important, I have tried this without them and the quality is poor! Add potatoes, rutabaga, cabbage and carrots to make corned venison and cabbage or slice for Reubens!
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Can substitute corned beef.
See recipe for Pickling Spice here
How to Cure Venison for Corned Venison
Do not skip the Guiness Stout! It is not the same dish without it!
Cook venison to 185-190°F.
Leftovers will keep, refrigerated for 3-4 days.
Leftovers can be frozen for longer storage, up to 1 month.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 415mg | Vitamin A: 865IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 4.1mg
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Originally Published 3/30/2018 Updated 3/17/2020

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    1. Oh, Awesome Patti! I am so glad that you enjoyed it! Did you snap a cell phone pic? Share it with me! I would love to see it!

    1. No, you were right! No matter how times we go over a recipe and post, it seems like we always miss something!

    1. Sorry. You are the first person that out. Add the vinegar and pickling spice at the same time you add the carrots and the Guiness. Thank you for your question, Patti! Let me know how your roasts turn out!

  1. Hi Beth, I too am a foody, husband, dad, chief cook and bottle washer at our house. I’m an avid hunter and can’t wait to try this! I’ll let you know how we like it. I also like to share my recipes as well.

    1. This is a favorite of everyone that tries it! I hope you enjoy it too! If you have larger roasts, I wouldn’t be hesitant to leave them in the brine for three weeks! So glad you found me! Let me know how you like it!!

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is definitely a must try – it looks divine and I love venision and cooked in a slow cooker must be even better. Thank you for sharing this Beth xx

  3. 5 stars
    Look so easy to prepare and delicious. Thanks for sharing, I think this is perfect for tonight’s dinner.

  4. 5 stars
    This recipe sounds amazing. I would love to give it a try with the great reviews from your family and friends.

  5. 5 stars
    Such a great use of slow cooker. I love venison and I am so inspired to use my slow cooker for cooking it! Beautiful post.

  6. 5 stars
    I love that you have a helper :-). I try to get my kids to cook with me, but it seems they only like making desserts LOL.

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