Venison Recipes for the Slow Cooker, Oven, and Stovetop

Venison Stew
Venison Stew. Lis Parsons/Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images

The slow cooker is an excellent way to cook many cuts of venison, especially roasts and stews. The long, slow cooking breaks the meat down and makes it tender and juicy. If you prefer a stovetop method, most of these recipes can be braised in a Dutch oven over low heat or in a 300 F oven.

These mouth-watering recipes are some of our favorites, or you might also alter a beef pot roast recipe with a venison shoulder, ham, or chuck roast.

If you don't like the "gamey" taste of venison, choose a highly-seasoned roast or stew. 

Chili is a good choice, since it's made with heat and a variety of spices. Grind the venison coarsely or dice it for a delicious chili or stew. Or use ground venison in sloppy Joe sandwiches. 

Here are some of our most popular recipes using venison and other wild game.

Jenny's Crock Pot Venison Stew This easy venison stew can be cooked in the slow cooker or oven. Long, slow cooking is the key to the tender venison.

Crock Pot Swiss Venison Steaks  Venison steaks are used to make these crockpot Swiss steaks. The steaks are tenderized and cooked with onion soup mix and condensed soup.

Barbecued Venison, Slow Cooker Beer, garlic, and onions make up the marinade for this venison rump roast. The roast is slow cooked with barbecue sauce. Serve it on sandwiches with slaw and pickles. 

Venison Meatballs  The venison meatballs are cooked to perfection with a seasoned tomato sauce.

Serve the meatballs and sauce over hot cooked spaghetti.

Slow Cooker Venison Steaks with Peppers and Onions This is a recipe for venison pepper steaks with a creamy sauce. The steaks are browned with onion and bell peppers, and then they're slow cooked until tender.

Slow Cooker Venison Pot Roast with Tomatoes This naturally lean venison roast is cooked with tomatoes and beef broth.

It's simple and flavorful.

Crockpot Hawaiian Venison Recipe Pineapple chunks and a sweet and sour sauce give this stew Island flavor.

Curried Venison with Rice The exotic combination of curry powder and ginger flavors this venison beautifully. This would be excellent with stewing beef as well.

Crock Pot Venison Barbecue In this recipe, the venison is cut into cubes and slow cooked with a homemade barbecue sauce mixture made with tomato soup.

Venison Sausage With Potatoes Fresh venison sausage is browned and then baked with tomatoes, onions, and seasonings. Serve the venison with pasta or rice.

Braised Venison Pot Roast This venison pot roast is braised on the stovetop with red wine, spices, and beef broth.

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