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Venison Recipes for the Deer Hunting Opener

If you're heading out for the deer hunting opener this weekend, these delicious venison recipes offer a variety of ways to make good use of the meat at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try out these recipes for venison breakfast sausage patties, venison chili, and venison pot roast and gravy.

Venison Breakfast Sausage Patties

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, combine the ground venison, pork, sage, thyme, syrup and salt. Using a large cookie scoop (1/4 cup size), scoop 10 equal-sized meatballs and shape into patty form. Place venison breakfast sausage patties in the air fryer, and cook at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature is at 145 degrees.

Venison Chili

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Heat a small Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add venison and cook for 3 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon. Cover and keep warm.

Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and jalapeño to pan and cook for 10 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in chili powder, salt, cumin, red pepper, and black pepper. Add venison, diced tomatoes, chicken broth and tomato paste, stirring until well combined; bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Add red kidney beans and cook uncovered for 15 minutes.

Venison Pot Roast and Gravy

  • 2 pounds venison roast
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Season the venison with garlic, grill seasoning, and chili powder. Place into a casserole dish and pour in the beef broth. Cover the dish with a lid and bake in a preheated oven until the venison is tender, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter begins to bubble, whisk in the flour. Cook while whisking constantly until the flour turns a golden yellow, and the bubbling slows, about 10 minutes.

When the venison has finished cooking, whisk 1-1/2 cups of the broth from the venison roast into the flour roux and simmer for 15 minutes, whisking frequently. Add the venison to the gravy and serve.

Enjoy these delicious venison recipes during the deer hunting opener!

Written by Lorie Skarpness, a content writer based in Park Rapids, Minnesota. Lorie enjoys writing features about the people and wildlife who call the north woods home.

Originally Post From https://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/lifestyle/northwoods-cooks-flavorful-venison-recipes-to-sample

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