If you've been curious about cooking with game meat, these 12 easy venison recipes will introduce you to a world of delicious flavors. From savory stews to juicy burgers, these dishes are designed to make you fall in love with venison and appreciate the richness of game cuisine.
Venison Breakfast Sandwiches
These venison breakfast sandwiches are a great way to start your day! Made with venison breakfast sausage, eggs, and cheese – they’re totally simple and totally customizable! As a bonus – they can be made ahead and frozen for a quick and nutritious meal on the go!
This Deer Wellington recipe is an absolutely stunning holiday dinner idea! Traditional beef Wellington gets a twist with the use of fresh venison tenderloin. Serve with roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts for a Christmas dinner that is elegant, but surprisingly easy!
Venison Patty Melt
A Venison Patty Melt is just like the beloved diner sandwich made with caramelized onions, melty cheese, and toasted rye bread. We’ve just made it better by using fresh ground deer meat! This is an easy and delicious venison recipe that can be made on the grill or stovetop.
Grilled Venison Tenderloin
Grilled Venison Tenderloin is a simple and easy venison recipe that highlights how tender and juicy fresh deer meat can be. Seasoned simply with my favorite venison rub and grilled to a perfect medium rare there’s no gamey venison to be found here!
Get the recipe: Grilled Venison Tenderloin.
Smoked and Reverse Seared Venison Tenderloin
When you smoke and reverse sear venison tenderloin the result is a tender, flavorful fresh deer steak! Kissed by the flavor of smoke, with a delightful crust on the outside, and a perfect medium rare inside.
Red Wine Venison Stew
This Red Wine Venison Stew is the perfect meal to cozy up with on a weekend night (or enjoy throughout the week as leftovers for lunch). Made in the style of the classic French bœuf bourguignon with red wine, bacon, mushrooms, and fresh herbs it is simple and supremely satisfying!
Spicy Korean-Inspired Venison
Spicy Korean-Inspired Venison is a total game changer when it comes to easy dinners! Ground venison is combined with a soy-based sauce that is both spicy and sweet. Serve over rice for a twenty-minute meal that you’ll make again and again.
Grilled Venison Philly Cheesesteak
This Grilled Venison Philly Cheesesteak is a delicious venison recipe made with melt-in-your-mouth slices of venison tenderloin, caramelized onions and peppers, and creamy provolone cheese. All in one hand-held sandwich! What more could you ask for?
Venison Stroganoff Recipe
Venison Stroganoff is a simple and comforting dinner recipe that has all the qualities of classic Stroganoff with the added flavor of fresh ground venison.
Venison Shepherd's Pie
This easy ground venison shepherd’s pie recipe is the ultimate meat and potatoes meal! Ground venison combines with healthy vegetables in a silky and flavorful gravy all topped by a gorgeous crust of parmesan mashed potatoes.
This recipe for venison enchiladas is a great way to use ground deer meat. They’re full of flavorful venison, enchilada sauce, and melty cheese. Serve them with delicious toppings like tomatoes, sour cream, and avocado and they'll quickly become one of your favorite venison recipes!
Juicy Ground Venison Burgers (Deer Burgers)
These are the best venison burgers you’ll ever make! The perfectly seasoned ground deer patties are simple to make, and hold their shape. Juicy and tender, these venison burger patties take just 15 minutes to prepare, and can be cooked on the stovetop in a cast iron skillet or quickly on the grill.