From traditional ground venison recipes like chili and pasta sauce to elevated and innovative ground venison recipes like loaded venison queso dip, and ground venison sliders – you’ll find something for everyone in this collection of easy ground venison recipes.
Healthy Ground Venison Recipes
- Ground Venison Big Mac Salad – Dive into this fresh Ground Venison Big Mac Salad this season! Venison meat recipes don’t have to be boring and heavy.
Ground Venison Appetizers
- Venison Sausage Dip – This easy venison sausage dip is a great party appetizer using ground venison.
- Crockpot Venison Meatballs – Crockpot Venison Meatballs are perfect for an easy appetizer.
- Loaded Venison Queso Dip – Rich and creamy loaded venison queso dip that’s full of your favorite Southwest flavors. It’s an easy ground venison recipe that’s great as an appetizer or dinner!
- BBQ Bourbon Venison Meatballs – With a smoky bourbon BBQ sauce, these BBQ Bourbon Venison Meatballs are perfect for your next party, picnic, or game day!
- Venison Stuffed Jalapeño Peppers – These venison stuffed jalapeño peppers are a killer appetizer to serve at your next party or tailgate! Made with ground venison, pimento cheese, and spices, the flavors are ridiculously delicious!
- Ground Venison Lasagna Dip – This ground venison lasagna dip is a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Full of your favorite lasagna flavors.
Ground Venison Sandwiches
- Venison Patty Melt – This venison patty melt is hands-down one of THE BEST venison sandwiches we have ever enjoyed! Juicy ground venison, topped with melty cheese and sweet Vidalia onions. **READER FAVORITE
- Venison Philly Cheesesteak Sliders – These Venison Philly Cheesesteak sliders are THE. BOMB. A flavor bomb that is! Savory ground venison with peppers, onions, and smothered in provolone cheese – all melted onto a butter slider bun.
- Venison Meatball Subs – These venison meatball subs are perfect for game day, tailgating, or just an easy weeknight dinner. Brioche buns loaded with savory venison meatballs and topped with melted mozzarella cheese.
Ground Venison Casseroles
- Venison Alfredo Casserole – This rich venison alfredo casserole is an easy ground venison recipe that’s great for a quick weeknight dinner.
- Ground Venison Blend Enchilada Casserole – This ground venison blend enchilada casserole is bursting with flavor! The rich ground venison blend takes this enchilada casserole and bumps it up into a hearty, flavorful casserole, another easy wild game dinner recipe!
- Venison Green Chile Enchilada Casserole – A little heat and a lot of savor in this ground venison green chile enchilada casserole. Layers of ground venison, green chile enchilada sauce, and melty quesadilla cheese!
Ground Venison Pasta Recipes
- Venison Lasagna Stuffed Shells – All the delicious flavors of million-dollar lasagna transformed into venison lasagna stuff shells! Rich and creamy cheese filling combined with ground venison, stuffed into shells, and topped with a tasty combination of alfredo and marinara sauce.
- Spaghetti Sauce made with Ground Venison – This savory homemade spaghetti sauce made with ground venison is a great all-purpose sauce to have on hand all year round. One batch makes over 2 quarts!
- Venison Goulash Recipe – This ground venison goulash recipe is full of flavor and super simple – perfect for a weeknight dinner! Ground deer meat, savory sauce, spices, and cheese, combined with elbow macaroni.
Ground Venison Dinner Recipes
- Ground Venison Tacos – Ground Venison Tacos will take your Taco Tuesday to a new level.
- Venison Stuffed Crescent Rolls – These Venison Stuffed Crescent Rolls are a fast and easy ground venison recipe that makes for the perfect main entree or even a hearty side dish.
- Venison Vegetable Soup – This Venison Vegetable Soup is a warm and hearty traditional vegetable soup recipe make with ground venison.
- Venison Taco Ring – This venison taco ring is made with flavorful ground venison taco meat, covered in cheese, stuffed inside a flaky crescent roll ring, then baked to golden perfection!
- Smoked Ground Venison – This smoked ground venison is slow-smoked with a deep smoky flavor. It’s perfect for chili, pasta, or other easy ground venison recipes.
- Ground Venison Seasonings – A collection of homemade seasoning blends to elevate the taste of your ground venison recipes!
- Ground Venison Kabobs – grilled ground venison meatballs with your favorite BBQ flavors
- Venison Pizza Recipe – a super easy ground deer meat recipe
- Ground Venison Meatballs – these ground venison meatballs are a classic Italian meatball recipe. They’re the perfect meatballs for spaghetti or meatball subs.
- Ground Venison Meatloaf Recipe – This ground venison meatloaf recipe is juicy and full of flavor that’s also an easy comfort food recipe for the cold weather months.
Ground Venison Breakfast Recipes
- Country-Style Venison Sausage Gravy – Just like grandma fixed it, this country-style venison sausage gravy is rich and delicious. Made with venison breakfast sausage and perfect for a morning plate of biscuits and gravy.
- Ground Venison Breakfast Sausage – Ground venison isn’t just for hearty dinners; try this ground venison breakfast sausage that’s full of savory flavors and seasonings.
Ground Venison FAQs
Is ground venison healthy?
Ground venison comes from deer, which are by nature much leaner animals than cattle. They contain less fat than beef, therefore containing lower calorie and fat content.
How to get the game taste out of ground venison?
I’m sure you’re familiar with people saying venison and other wild game meat tasting “gamey.” The “gamey” flavor actually comes from a variety of factors, including the diet of the deer, the processing of the meat, the season in which the animal was harvested (i.e., if the male deer was in rut), the age of the animal, and more. Outside these factors, venison will not taste exactly like beef, so if you’re expecting that, you’ll be in for a surprise. However, I’ve also found how the meat is cooked can also greatly reduce any strong gamey flavor.
If you’ve had a bad experience with venison tasting “gamey”, there are a few things you can try.
- If it’s your kill/harvest, do your research on proper field dressing, bleeding, and processing to know what elements can affect the flavor of the meat during these.
- Purchase ground venison from a company like The Honest Bison. By doing this, you’ll ensure the meat was properly processed and see if you experience a noticeable difference in the taste and texture.
How many calories in 4 oz. of ground venison?
Actual calorie content would depend on how you prepare your ground venison, and you can easily plug your recipe into a calorie calculator. However, on average, 4 oz. of ground venison should equate to around 135 calories.
How to brown ground venison?
Ground venison does not contain a lot of fat, so that browning ground venison can be tricky. I like to add 1-2 Tbsp. of olive oil to the pan before browning, to give it a little fat content to cook with. From there, I let the meat brown until there is just a bit of pink remaining. Because there is little fat content, the meat can overcook easily, which is why I like to bring it to just before a well-done finish.
Even with the addition of the olive oil, you should not need to drain any excess fat before using your ground venison in any recipe. However, if there is visible excess liquid, you can drain that off before using the ground venison.
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We prefer cooking ground venison in cast iron skillets. However, any skillet will work.
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What to serve with ground venison?
This depends on what ground venison recipe you’re preparing, but these are some great side dishes for ground venison!
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