Deer Recipes

Deer is one of the most commonly hunted game animals. With quality deer meat, it is good to have some ideas on hand as to how to cook deer.

How to Cook Deer Meat

Before you begin cooking your deer meat recipes, you should skin the deer the day it is killed, if possible.

It is probably a good idea, unless you have extensive experience, to have your local butcher prepare the deer. The butcher can vacuum-seal some of the meat for freezing and later use, and is equipped with the correct tools to handle such a large animal.

Deer meat recipes can be prepared and used in a variety of ways, such as ground for burgers or cut into chunks for hearty stews. This is another great reason to utilize the butcher when preparing the animal. The butcher can cut the meat to your specifications and offer you a variety of cuts and ground meat choices.

If you go to a butcher, ask him or her to save the deer liver for you. Deer liver is especially good when cut into 1-inch slices and saut?ed in butter. This is just one of many great deer meat and venison recipes.

Recipes for Cooking Deer Meat

Ground deer meat can be utilized in much the same way that ground beef can.

Deer Burgers


  • 2 lbs ground deer meat
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce or A1 sauce
  • cheddar cheese or bleu cheese dressing
  • coarse sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper.


  1. Mix all these ingredients and form patties, just as with hamburgers.
  2. Grill on a medium high flame, or even pan-fry, draining off the pan juices as necessary.
  3. Top with sharp cheddar or make it really interesting by topping it with bleu cheese dressing.
  4. Serve with French fries, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, baked beans or your other favorite cookout fixings.

The following is one of the most delicious venison recipes:

Roast Venison


  • 4 lbs venison roast
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2 Tbsp country-style Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 bag of frozen mixed vegetables (preferably peas and carrots)
  • 10 small white or red potatoes.


  1. Combine the roast, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, crushed garlic, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, ground ginger, light brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder and celery salt to make the marinade.
  2. Mix well and set to marinate overnight in a large, covered glass casserole dish.
  3. In the morning, coat the venison in a thin layer of all-purpose flour, briefly pan fry until just brown, then put in a crock pot with the red wine, minced garlic, chopped onion, chopped celery, mixed vegetables and potatoes.
  4. Let cook all day while following the crock pot”s normal guidelines.
  5. Serve with crusty bread. This will definitely warm up your night!

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