Venison Stew Recipe

Use up some of your deer meat for dinner tonight with this slow-cooker venison stew.

Winter 2015

  • If you're a fan of deer meat and vegetables, you'll love this Venison Stew.
    Photo by Dani Vincek

Yield: 4 servings

Venison Stew Recipe


• 1⁄2 cup butter
• 1 cup chopped onion
• 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped, optional
• 1 clove garlic, minced
• 1 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
• 1 cup flour
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• 4 pounds venison, cut into pieces
• 2 carrots, sliced
• 2 potatoes, diced
• 1 pint stewed tomatoes, or 1 can (15 ounces), drained and crushed
• 4 cups beef broth
• Fresh herbs, optional


1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and bell pepper, and sauté until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

2. Add mushrooms to skillet, and sauté. Remove and set aside.

3 In a mixing bowl, combine flour with salt and pepper, and mix well.

4. Dredge venison in flour mixture. Add to skillet, and brown on all sides.

5. In a slow cooker, combine venison, sautéed vegetables, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes and broth.

6. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve garnished with fresh herbs, if desired.

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