Venison can be a tricky ingredient to know what to do with. It is similar to beef, but cannot also be used as a direct replacement and has slightly different cooking requirements.
Check out this list of 28 delicious venison recipes that you can try today.
This recipe cooks the venison in peanut oil with basil and thyme for a herby flavor. A creamy sauce is made with mushrooms, beef stock and milk and the venison is served over rice.
This is a traditional home cooked favorite that is always satisfying to eat.
If you want to know how to make the perfect fried venison cube steak then check out this recipe.
The seasonings are simple – salt, pepper, onion powder and beef stock – but the result is delicious. Serve over mashed potatoes or wild rice.
This dish might not sound very appetizing but it tastes fantastic. The steak is cooked with onion and bell peppers with butter, steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and beef stock and flavored with plenty of salt and pepper.
It is usually served with mashed potatoes and green vegetables.
Venison has a rich flavor that works very well with earthy, meaty mushrooms. The venison is seasoned with salt and pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, beef broth and onion soup mix.
It’s a simple meal but one that is very tasty and enjoyable.
Cubed venison has never been easier to cook than with this skillet recipe. Your venison steak will come out perfectly every time, crispy on the outside and perfectly done in the middle.
What better way to serve venison than with a rich, savory gravy? The gravy is made from chicken soup and mushroom soup with water, flour and salt and pepper. There isn’t much work for you to do but the result is fantastic.
This easy recipe uses paprika to flavor the meat which is cooked in a simple sauce made with beef broth and ranch mix. It is amazing served over rice or with some roasted vegetables like onions and bell peppers.
This has got to be one of the best ways to eat venison. It is inspired by Southern fried chicken. The venison is soaked in buttermilk, coated with the seasoned flour mix and then fried until golden and crispy.
The ranch sauce makes it extra tasty or you can try spicy buffalo sauce instead.
This recipe is called smothered venison because the meat is smothered in a rich, savory gravy.
It’s a healthy and satisfying meal that you can serve with any combination of mashed potatoes and vegetables that you fancy, or even with rice.
The venison is soaked in diet coke in this recipe to make it soft and juicy. The steaks are then patter dry and coated with mustard and flour before being fried. This creates a wonderful flavor and texture.
If you have a slow cooker then this is a great recipe to use on a busy day when you don’t want to spend lots of time in the kitchen. Prepare the ingredients and then let the slow cooker do the work.
This instant pot recipe cooked the venison with celery soup to make a savory sauce. The beef broth adds a meaty flavor to the sauce which is perfect with the venison. This meal is really quick and easy to make.
This recipe gives you the perfect marinade to use on your venison to complement the flavor of the meat. If you are stuck for ideas then just follow this recipe and you will have a restaurant quality meal in no time.
In this recipe, the steak is rolled up around jalapeno peppers with cream cheese and bacon. It’s just like a jalapeno popper but with the addition of rich venison steak which makes it a real treat.
This meal only has two ingredients – venison steak cubes and mushroom soup. Cook the venison steak cubes in the soup in your crockpot for an easy and delicious meal.
If you have an air fryer then you need to try this recipe. You will not believe how perfectly crispy the steak gets. The meat is flavored with dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce and plenty of salt and pepper.
This country fried venison steak is the perfect comfort meal. You can serve it with fries and BBQ sauce, or with biscuits and gravy for a real southern style meal.
Soak the meat in salt water before cooking to make it nice and tender.
This simple curry comes together in 60 minutes and is a perfect family meal. The meat is flavored with chili, garlic, garam masala, coriander, cumin, and turmeric.
These deliciously fragrant and deep spices are perfect with the strong flavor of the venison. ‘
This curry is made with venison steak and potatoes and you can add in whatever vegetables you fancy. Use a store bought curry paste to save time, and you can make the curry hot or as mild as you want.
This mild and creamy curry is so delicious that you will want to eat it again and again. The venison is cooked until it is so tender that it almost falls apart.
You can use a store bought curry paste or make your own depending on how much time you have.
Chocolomo is a traditional Mexican stew with charred flavors and a really deep taste that will blow you away. It’s also quite a thrifty recipe and it goes a long way, which makes it ideal for feeding a big family.
Why not try making your chili with venison steak cubes instead of minced beef? It will give your dish a much stronger flavor and you can serve it on rice, in tacos, over nachos, in a burrito or even inside quesadillas.
These grilled venison steak tacos make a nice change from the usual chicken tacos and fish tacos. The meat is perfectly cooked and loaded with flavor that is ideal with crispy onions and refreshing salad.
French cuisine is full of rich, hearty flavors which is ideal for pairing with venison. The meat is marinated for 8 hours before going into this tasty stew with plenty of herbs, beef stock and red wine.
Bourguignon is usually made with beef, but this recipe uses venison instead. The star ingredient is red wine, so make sure you choose a nice one that works well with meat.
Switch out the beef steak for cubed venison steak in this recipe for an interesting take on venison. It is flavored with wasabi and served with a sauce made out of apples, garlic, onion and soy sauce.
27. Venison Stir Fry
A stir fry is a simple but effective way to cook venison steak. The marinade has classic oriental flavors and you can customize the vegetables and other ingredients to suit your taste.
Plenty of soy and garlic is used to flavor the venison in this Vietnamese inspired recipe which should be served over fragrant jasmine rice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Venison?
Venison is the meat from antlered game animals like deer, elk, antelope, reindeer etc. The venison in our area will depend on what game animals are found nearby.
What Does Venison Taste Like?
Venison has a rich, earthy flavor with hints of sage and acorns from the animals’ diet in the forest. It is similar to beef but is less fatty.
How Should You Cook Venison Steak?
Venison steak is recommended to be served medium rare, but how you cook it will depend on what kind of recipe you are making. Some recipes will require the meat to be cooked low and slow rather than seared quickly in a pan.
Which Wine Goes Best With Venison?
It depends on the other flavors in the meal but a pinot noir or a red burgundy are excellent choices. You could also go for a cabernet sauvignon.
All of these recipes are excellent examples of how versatile venison can be if you know what to do with it. It is a lean and flavorsome meat that is very delicious when cooked in the right way.