When you practice all year with a SpyderWeb Target, the result is typically nothing short of a freezer full of venison.
Thinning out the herd of venison that lives in your freezer is always a fun and delicious challenge, and chances are, you already have a killer chili recipe up your sleeve. But when your crockpot (and your family) could use a break from the traditional stews, roasts, and chilis, it’s time to mix it up and marinate your field to plate cookery in a little more creativity.
Here are 10 of our favorite venison recipes that aren’t chili:
No fancy dehydrator or smoker necessary—just turn on the oven. This venison recipe is sweet and salty and so delicious even your seven-year-old daughter will mow it down. Play around with the seasonings and don't be afraid to get bold! You know what you like!
Venison Stuffed Acorn Squash
The combination of venison and unique spice blend accentuates the sweetness of the squash, while the tang of the yogurt and the cheddar bring the creaminess. This venison recipe comes together quickly and makes a perfectly portioned squash dinner for two.
Venison Cabbage Rolls
Venison cabbage rolls are a comforting winter dish that also makes for a complete meal. The traditional preparation of a savory, hearty filling rolled up in tender cabbage leaves slow-baked in tomato sauce creates an incredibly flavorful, juicy masterpiece of a meal.
Root Beer BBQ Pulled Venison
Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a football party, this venison recipe is fall-apart, melt-in-your-mouth tender. The root beer lends a subtle flavor while tenderizing the venison. Serve on a big fluffy bun with your favorite sauce and tangy pickles and coleslaw.
Venison and Broccoli
Adapt a Chinese takeout classic to fit the wild ingredients in your freezer. The velvety strips of venison stir fried with tender-crisp broccoli in a flavorful sauce are perfect served over steamed white rice for a healthy, protein-packed meal.
Venison Bolognese is the comfort food you crave after a chilly weekend out in the woods. The rich tomato sauce keeps the venison moist and hollow noodles designed to capture chunky sauces are pretty perfect in this venison recipe.
Covering a blend of hearty venison and saucy veggies in a light, puffy, flaky crust is soul-warming goodness. Just reading the recipe for this venison pie is the kind of thing that makes your mouth water as the nostalgia of good home cooking sweeps over you.
Italian Venison Meatballs
There are few foods out there as dependable and versatile as the humble meatball. Italian-twinged in flavor, these venison meatballs are the perfect accompaniment to a big bowl of spaghetti. Tuck your napkin into your shirt collar and call it a night.
Venison enchiladas are a go-to weeknight meal because they are easy to assemble—requiring no more than tortillas, venison, cheese, and sauce. The tortillas get soft and chewy and become the perfect vehicle for venison and cheese in a short amount of time.
Cook up a game version of this dinner party parcel. Wellington is one of those old-fashioned dishes still revered for being fancy. It is definitely a showstopper, but it’s much more manageable than its over-the-top reputation makes it seem.
What’s your favorite venison recipe?
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