Bourbon Deer Jerky – Recipe and Drying Tips

Bourbon Deer Jerky – Recipe and Drying Tips

I’ve been making venison jerky for over 15 years, and to be honest, I screwed it up a lot. Jerky is so easy to make, how did I keep messing it up? It was never the recipe. That was truly the easy part. My problem was in over cooking it. The key to good jerky … Continue reading “Bourbon Deer Jerky – Recipe and Drying Tips”

Mongolian Beef Style Venison

Mongolian Beef Style Venison

Sometimes you just want a quick meal. With most cuts of venison being on the tough side, a lot of recipes are either complicated, or sssssslllllllloooooowwwwww. And that’s all well and good – unless you have a real life, with a busy day, where you get home late, and just need to get some food on the … Continue reading “Mongolian Beef Style Venison”

Easy Venison Crockpot Tacos

Easy Venison Crockpot Tacos

Who doesn’t like tacos? The only reasonable excuse someone could give for not liking them is that they are messy. Well, that’s why napkins were invented. As to flavors, one of the great things about tacos is there are a million ways to make them, so it’s easy to tailor them to your preferences. And … Continue reading “Easy Venison Crockpot Tacos”

Venison Chili  – and don’t forget the Cornbread!

Venison Chili – and don’t forget the Cornbread!

If you hunt, I’m willing to bet you make chili too. And I know, I know, you already make the BEST chili. Wait, why are you searching online for “venison chili recipes” then? One of the reasons I like making chili is that it’s like a science experiment that can’t go wrong. Well, assuming you … Continue reading “Venison Chili – and don’t forget the Cornbread!”

Venison Pot Pie – Braised Venison in a Crispy Crust

Venison Pot Pie – Braised Venison in a Crispy Crust

I’ll admit, I’m not a huge pastry fan. For my apple pie, PLEASE give me a crumb top – or better yet, just give me apple crisp! But when it comes to a more savory dish like braised venison and vegetables in gravy – there is something about a crispy crust on a venison pot … Continue reading “Venison Pot Pie – Braised Venison in a Crispy Crust”

Venison Swiss Steak – From Tough to Tender

Venison Swiss Steak – From Tough to Tender

Swiss steak is one of my wife’s favorite wintertime meals. And I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this is one of her favorite venison recipes as well. Between the deer and the vegetables, I typically make this mostly with ingredients we’ve grown or collected ourselves – with the exception of the spices and noodles. Fine, and … Continue reading “Venison Swiss Steak – From Tough to Tender”

Venison Burgers – Skip the fat, use a binder

Venison Burgers – Skip the fat, use a binder

When you process a deer, you will always end up with some meat that is destined for the grinder. Making venison burger is an expectation for most families, some will even grind the whole deer before they freeze it, making it an easy meal ingredient when needed throughout the year. I often struggle through some internal … Continue reading “Venison Burgers – Skip the fat, use a binder”