Hunters have known about how delicious, versatile and healthy venison is for ages. Many of us, who always got our food from the corner grocer, are just catching up on the many reasons to cook with deer meat.
Before starting you should learn a little bit about cooking with wild meat. It’s a bit different than cooking with the packaged meat from the grocery store. Jenn from FrugalUpstate.com tells you all about it.
HideTanning.net has collected recipes to use deer meat and ways to cook venison from members of the taxidermy industry – and we know they see a lot of deer!
You’ll find 4 different recipes for venison (deer) sausage here at IdFishNHunt.com. Lots of good tips how to make good sausage, too.
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Id-Rather-Be-Deer-Hunting.com has a very adaptable crockpot recipe for hearty chili. I think this batch could be doubled and frozen for another time.
Need a good steak to go with your mashed potatoes? LearningandYearning.com has a recipe for you with info on how to tenderize the venison.
New to the butchering process? We recommend Home Butchering Handbook: A Living Free Guide (Living Free Guides) .
Angi at SchneiderPeeps.com had quickly processed the deer meat by freezing it. Then she pulled it out of the freezer and made some yummy deer jerky. This is my favorite one because I love jerky!
Rebecca at LettersfromSunnybrook.com cooks with venison about every week so she uses it in many things that call for ground meat. It makes her yummy lasagna a bit healthier.
Brenda writes that it’s pretty easy and a whole lot of fun to make your own ravioli. You can add a ground meat filling and I don’t see why it wouldn’t work with deer meat. Let us know if you like it!
I’ve found that people who say they don’t like deer meat have had meat that has not been cooked well. In anticipation of a bounty of deer meat this fall, I am gathering recipes and info on how to cook it.
What’s your favorite way to cook venison?