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Venison Recipes You Need To Try This Season

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Another deer hunting season has come and gone as the firearm season comes to a close. Hopefully you were able to come home with a deer (or two), or at least were able to get out and enjoy nature. Now, with your freezer stocked, here are some of our favorite ways for you and your family to enjoy venison this winter.

Slow Cooker Venison Chili

We love crockpot recipes for the ease they provide, especially in the midst of the busy holiday season. This slow cooker venison chili recipe is no exception. First, brown your ground venison. Second, add the venison and other ingredients in the crockpot. Leave the crockpot on low for 8 hours and then enjoy! It’s that easy.  This hearty chili recipe guaranteed to warm you up and keep you full.

Photo and Recipe by Sarah Olson via The Magical Slow Cooker

Venison Tacos

Tacos for dinner are great because they are simple and not a great deal of cooking is needed for the meal (beyond chopping and dicing). Switch up your normal beef or chicken tacos for venison tacos. Venison tacos are incredibly versatile, as various cuts of the meat can be used to make them. That means venison tacos are great for using up left over venison you may have hidden in your freezer. Once the meat has been cooked, you’re ready to personalize your new favorite tacos and enjoy.

Photo and Recipe by Hank Shaw via Honest Food

Venison Jerky

Change up your favorite grab-and-go snack with this venison treat. The recipe from Ann’s Entitled Life, walks you through step by step on how to make venison jerky at home. The whole batch doesn’t have to taste the same, either. Feel free to switch out your seasonings so you can have a wide variety of jerky flavors when you are finished. While many other jerky recipes include fat from other meat (most commonly pork), this recipe includes only venison leaving you with a tasty, lean snack.

Photo and Recipe by Ann via Ann’s Entitled Life

Bacon Wrapped Venison Backstrap

Venison backstraps can be a very versatile piece of meat. The backstraps can be cut into steaks, they can be pan fried, or you can leave them whole and grill them. For this recipe, you’ll leave the backstraps whole, wrap them in bacon, and drizzle a jalapeno and molasses glaze on them while they are cooking. This spicy and sweet recipe is a great main dish for dinner.

Photo and Recipe by Malcom Reed via How to BBQ Right

Venison Burger

Change out your normal hamburger routine with a venison burger. Follow this recipe to create the best burger you’ve ever had. Combining venison with bacon for its patty and topped with grilled onions, cheese, tomato and lettuce – this burger is a great rendition of the American classic.

Photo and Recipe by Hank Shaw via Honest Food

Now that you are nice and hungry, what is on the menu for dinner tonight?

Also, don’t forget that many of our resorts are open year round. Plan your winter vacation now!