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Do you need to figure out what to do with all the venison you harvested this season? No worries! Whether you’re a kitchen newbie or need inspiration, our recipes are here to rescue you. From summer grills to hearty stews, through all the international cuisine and smoked goodies in the middle, discover the joy of cooking with venison – it’s rewarding, tasty, and healthier.

Smoked Venison Backstrap

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Give this terrific way of cooking deer meat a shot! Typically, we smoke the tougher parts, but here we focus on the backstrap, the loin – the fancy term for the tender bit near the spine. Amp up the flavor with an essential spice mix. Great for a festive dinner or just a fun cookout. Get the Recipe: Smoked Venison Backstrap

Venison Jerky

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Explore the wild side of cooking with our guide on making deer jerky at home. Crispy or chewy, you can pick your favorite. This step-by-step recipe transforms venison into a flavorful, protein-packed snack loved by adventurers, hunters, and food lovers alike. Get the Recipe: Venison Jerky

Corned Venison

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Learn how to make one of the best-corned venison that promises succulent, juicy, and tender results. The post explores two methods for corning it – a traditional brining technique and a dry rub method. Get the Recipe: Corned Venison

Reuben Sandwich

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While we’re on the topic of Corned Venison, this is a great way to put it to good use! The classic Rueben sandwich features slices of brined and slow-cooked venison layered with tangy sauerkraut, creamy thousand island dressing and gooey Swiss cheese. Get the Recipe: Rueben Sandwich

Venison Loin Recipe – Parmesan Style

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With minimal effort and under 30 minutes, you can enjoy a flavorful dish, ideal for those who crave an easy, delicious meal. This recipe caters to both kids and adults. This recipe is from our cook once, eat twice collection. Get the Recipe: Venison Parmesan

Venison Meatballs

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The recipe for venison meatballs is easy to follow, and you can bake, pan-fry, or air-fry the meatballs. The addition of onion, garlic, and herbs creates a beautiful mix. Serve these meatballs on a plate of pasta, make meatball subs, or enjoy them with your favorite sauce. Get the Recipe: Venison Meatballs

Venison Burger

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And if we’re talking ground venison, how can we forget burgers? Venison burgers! Experiment with toppings, from classic cheese to exotic blueberry compote – venison burgers are a delicious choice for your next meal. Get the Recipe: Venison Burger

Venison Breakfast Sausage

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Another fantastic recipe for utilizing your ground meat is the venison breakfast sausage. Let us guide you through creating a pro-level sausage that’s both delicious and guilt-free. Perfect for casseroles, stuffing, and breakfast sandwiches, this homemade delight is an excellent way to make the most of your ground meat. Get the Recipe: Venison Breakfast Sausage

Venison Summer Sausage

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Always a winner on the charcuterie board, the venison summer sausage is perfect for appetizers or sandwiches. It is crafted through the ancient art of sausage making, dating back to Homer’s Odyssey; this smoked delicacy preserves meats for longer storage. Get the Recipe: Venison Summer Sausage

Venison Italian Sausage

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Another fun recipe to make using ground meat is Italian sausage. This versatile venison sausage is perfect for Italian-style dishes and can be made easily at home. Whether making sausage hoagies, grilling for a BBQ, or simply pan-frying for a quick weeknight dinner, this sausage will surely satisfy your cravings. Get the Recipe: Venison Italian Sausage

Venison Teriyaki

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Let’s peek at some international cuisine: Venison Teriyaki Stir Fry. This dish transforms tough venison into a tender, juicy delight. With a flavorful marinade with soy sauce and a quick stir-fry alongside vibrant peppers and green beans, it’s a delightful surprise for your taste buds. Get the Recipe: Venison Teriyaki

Venison Steak Kebab

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Sink your teeth into these succulent Venison Steak Kebabs, perfect for a summertime cookout. Marinated in zesty Mexican flavors, they are easy to make. With tender meat in every bite, these kababs will surely be a hit at your next cookout. Kebabs are believed to have originated in the Middle East, but people enjoy them worldwide today. Get the Recipe: Venison Steak Kebab

Venison Wellington

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Venison Wellington is a twist on the classic beef dish originating in the UK, where it is a traditional favorite. This recipe uses some of the most tender parts of the venison, the loin, or tenderloin wrapped in flaky phyllo pastry. It’s perfect for a special dinner with a delicious horseradish sauce, sautéed onions, and spinach. It comes together in just 20 minutes, making it an elegant yet effortless option for any occasion. Get the Recipe: Venison Wellington

Venison Shepherd’s Pie

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Dig into the hearty goodness of Venison Shepherd’s Pie, a cozy comfort food ideal for cold days or special celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day. This twist on classic comfort food swaps out traditional meats for venison, adding a unique flavor profile. Get the Recipe: Venison Shepherd’s Pie

Venison Tacos

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And if we’re talking international, we must include one of our dear neighbors’ most popular dishes: the tacos. Prepare for these slow cooker Tacos (or Tostadas), where juicy and tender venison steals the show. No fancy cooking skills are needed. Just throw the meat into your slow cooker with spices, onions, oranges, and let it work its magic. Top your tortillas with the shredded venison and your favorite toppings. Get the Recipe: Venison Tacos

Venison Taquitos

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Taquitos, or little tacos, are tasty rolled treats filled with your favorite ingredients. Venison Taquitos is another twist on a classic recipe, featuring slow-cooked venison infused with garlic, chili powder, and cumin, along with chorizo for an extra kick. Get the Recipe: Venison Taquitos

Venison Enchiladas

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One of our family favorites is Venison Enchiladas. Another great slow-cooking recipe, the meat gets wrapped in soft tortillas and smothered in a zesty enchilada sauce- it’s a flavor explosion! What’s great is that the venison, with its lean profile, stays moist and delicious. Get the Recipe: Venison Enchiladas

Venison Chorizo

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Nothing beats the satisfaction of adding top-quality chorizo to your dishes. Have you ever tried making your own? Now’s your chance! We’re introducing Venison Chorizo – a spin on the classic recipe – crafted with lean venison and essential spices. It’s perfect for enhancing your favorite Mexican meals. Bring this irresistible chorizo to your table, from tacos to chili and more. Get the Recipe: Venison Chorizo

Canned Venison

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Experience the convenience and flavor of canning venison, a practice cherished for its practicality and taste. Canning meat preserves freshness, frees up freezer space, and offers quick meal solutions. Venison’s unique taste adds a wild, savory twist to classic dishes like stews, soups, and tacos. Get the Recipe: Canned Venison

Venison Bone Broth

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Bone broth is a nutrient-rich liquid made by simmering bones and connective tissue in water with vegetables and herbs. Most people enjoy it as a base for many meals, but some also use it as a warming beverage. Get the Recipe: Venison Bone Broth

Venison Soup

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Looking for a hearty soup? Try Venison Soup with Barley and Vegetables. Perfect for chilly days, this recipe utilizes often-overlooked meat and pairs it with nutritious veggies and barley. Customize with your favorite ingredients and enjoy a delicious, low-cost meal that’s sure to satisfy! Get the Recipe: Venison Soup

Venison Stew

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Enjoy the wild taste of this Venison Stew! It’s a satisfying meal for any gathering. Just brown venison stew meat, combine it with veggies and broth and let it simmer. You can pick whatever veggies you like in your stews; quantities are optional. It’s a much healthier alternative to beef and tastes even better the next day. Get the Recipe: Venison Stew

Venison Neck Roast

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The neck roast recipe highlights the versatility of venison stew. It unveils possibilities for other dishes like taquitos or pulled pork. This overlooked cut is one of the most tender and flavorful on the animal. Get the Recipe: Venison Neck Roast

Venison Chili

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Chili con carne, often referred to as chili, is believed to have originated in the American Southwest, particularly in Texas, during the 19th century. This version embraces venison’s lean profile – contrasting with traditional recipes -creating a healthier alternative without sacrificing flavor. Get the Recipe: Venison Chili

Chicken Fried Venison

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Savor the irresistible allure of Chicken Fried Venison, a Southern comfort classic with a twist. Picture tender venison slices, lightly breaded, fried to golden perfection, and served with Southern gravy. Get the Recipe: Chicken Fried Venison

Grilled Venison Backstrap

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Experience the succulent delight of Grilled Venison Backstrap infused with enticing smoky flavors. This tender deer roast, grilled to perfection, delivers a taste sensation that competes with any beef filet. With its juicy texture and nuanced seasoning, each bite is pure satisfaction. Get the Recipe: Grilled Venison Backstrap

Smoked Venison Brisket

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Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a lively backyard barbecue, this dish shines. Pair it with classic sides like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or corn on the cob for a satisfying meal. For a twist, try adding it to mac and cheese or atop toasted crostini for a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Get the Recipe: Smoked Venison Brisket

Venison Shank

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Experience this delicious Braised Venison Shanks, a mouthwatering dish that pairs perfectly with creamy mashed potatoes. Slow-braised to perfection in red wine, these shanks, also known as “osso bucco” in Italy, offer a flavorful journey with every forkful. Get the Recipe: Venison Shank

Venison Heart

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Unveil the culinary delight of venison heart, a cherished cut beloved by hunters and food enthusiasts known as “offal.” Hailing from wild game like deer, antelope, elk, and moose – this meat offers a tender and juicy texture with a mild flavor. Get the Recipe: Venison Heart

Venison with Blackberry Sauce

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This elegant Venison with Blackberry Sauce has a beautiful presentation, making it an excellent choice for a special dinner with guests. We cook the loin just right, complementing it with the rich, tangy blackberry sauce, adding depth and flavor to every bite. It’s a fantastic combination of savory and sweet, leaving you craving more. Get the Recipe: Venison with Blackberry Sauce

Venison Roast

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With succulent meat and soft, flavorful vegetables, this Venison Roast is the ultimate comfort food for chilly nights. This dish will surely meet your expectations whether made in the Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stovetop. Experience the warmth and satisfaction of a hearty dinner with this simple and irresistible recipe. Get the Recipe: Venison Roast

21 Epic Pickle Recipes

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Here is a pickle lover’s paradise. Dive into a world of tangy, crisp delights with our collection of homemade pickles. Get the Recipes: Epic Pickle Recipes

Citrus and 30 Ways to Enjoy Them

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Citrus are very versatile fruits. Due to their flavor, with some being tart and others sweet, their use varies from savory dinners to desserts. Not only because of their excellent taste but also their high content of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, throughout history, cultures have incorporated citrus in their traditional cuisines worldwide. Get the Recipes: Citrus Recipes

Author: Diana Neels


Diana Neels is a seasoned software engineer, dog enthusiast, crochet hobbyist, and foodie; she channels her love for culinary adventures into the creative realm of Binky’s Culinary Carnival as a creator and editor.

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