Big Game Recipes

Venison Meatballs

This recipe calls for a bit of regular ground hamburger to add to the venison. That is because you need the fat from the hamburger to help your ‘balls’ stick together. Venison is so lean, you sometimes need to add a ‘fat’ to it to help your recipes.   PrintVenison Meatballs Serving Size: 4 Ingredients2/3…

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Elk Chile Colorado

“They” say the same ingredient that make a chile hot (capsaicin) also makes it slightly habit-forming. And be careful on choosing your chiles – don’t just pick any kind. This recipe calls for a few different kinds that you might not find at your local general grocer. So expand your horizons and find new chiles!…

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North American Big Game Chili

Well this recipe pretty much covers the North American big game species with a little bit of this and a little bit of that. It is a great “clean your freezer out” chili with plenty of garlic and spices to enhance the venison.   PrintNorth American Big Game Chili Ingredients2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive…

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Shredded Venison and Cheese Manicotti

This is a favorite way to use braised, shredded meat from venison neck and shoulder roasts.  You can also substitute browned ground meat. And if you want to save a few calories, use skim ricotta. This keeps very well as leftovers too. PrintShredded Venison and Cheese Manicotti Serving Size: 6 Ingredients4 tablespoons olive oil 1…

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Donny’s Deer Appetizer

This one has made Donny famous throughout southeastern U.S. hunting camps. Along with his Poor Man’s Shrimp recipe, they just can’t get enough of this super-easy recipe. It’s usually eaten with a fork, or Gerber folding knife, right out of the pan.   PrintDonny’s Deer Appetizer Serving Size: 4 Ingredients1 lb trimmed deer meat, cut…

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Stuffed Venison Backstrap 2 (with Apples and more)

My second stuffed backstrap recipe. It slso works with any antlered game backstrap or use the same stuffing with goose or duck breasts. Here’s a good video from my Sporting Friend, Stacy Harris, on butterflying your loin in Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine: http://www.deeranddeerhunting.com/articles/cooking-venison-and-game/serve-this-delicious-stuffed-venison-loin-for-thanksgiving  PrintStuffed Venison Backstrap 2 (with Apples and more) Ingredients1 venison backstrap (loin),…

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Elk Breakfast Sausage with Red Eye Gravy Using Coffee

This recipe uses Hi Mountain Seasonings Prairie Sage Breakfast Sausage Seasoning and ground elk. Watch an entire episode of “Hunt.Fish.Cook” below on how to make this delicious breakfast. [youtube width=”600″ height=”360″ video_id=”Ahqe-H2tSTE”] PrintElk Breakfast Sausage with Red Eye Gravy (coffee) Serving Size: 6 Ingredients1 1/4 pounds ground elk 1/4 pound ground pork 1 tablespoon Hi…

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Chipotle Venison Burger

Bust out the ‘cue and ice down the beer, it’s officially grilling season. Oh sure, in most of the Western U.S., you can fire up the barbecue just about any time during the year, but summer is the time when I end up cooking outside more often than in. Keep the kitchen cool and fire up…

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Venison Satay Skewers

Prepared on The Sporting Chef TV show with my good friend, Joe Shaw.  Hey Joe, how come you never call any more? If your guests are allergic to peanuts, then this would not be a party starter. PrintVenison Satay Skewers Ingredients2 pounds venison hindquarter muscle or backstrap, trimmed of all silver skin and gristle Marinade…

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