Need some inspiration for ground venison in your freezer? From tacos to burgers and chili, there’s a ground venison recipe to treat your taste buds. Looking for a quick and easy meal perfect for a busy weeknight? Simply stir in spaghetti sauce to the browned ground venison for a delicious meal ready in minutes.

Venison is a low-fat protein-enriched meat that can easily substitute beef in many recipes. The key to preparing ground venison is seasoning it with the right spices to add a flavorful kick and avoid overcooking it to ensure tender and juicy meat packed with flavor. It pairs well with wide range of ingredients and can be added to recipes that call for ground meat, either it’s lasagna or meatballs.

Discovering this protein for the first time? Don’t fret! This list of recipes for ground venison will make cooking easier than ever before, even if you’re new to ground deer meat. The recipes with a delicious twist will make mouthwatering meals, your whole family will love! You can’t go wrong with these delicious ground venison recipes.

1. Venison Burgers with Blue Cheese

Set aside those chicken and beef patties you have been eating for years and say hello to the juiciest burgers made with ground venison. These burgers are a game changer, proving that naturally lean venison patties can be just as succulent as their beef counterparts with a bonus of gamey flavor. An irresistible topping duo of gin-cooked peaches and creamy blue cheese is a cherry on top, adding a touch of sophistication and a unique culinary experience.

2. Classic Venison Bolognese with Pappardelle

Satisfy your craving for a thick meaty sauce bursting with flavors in every bite. Bolognese with Pappardelle is all about the meat, and with the venison being the shining star of the recipe, you can expect a rich, robust taste. With the Unami flavor of dried mushrooms, a bit of heat from an exotic blend of spices, thickness from the marinara sauce, and whipping cream and pappardelle pasta soaking up the sauce, you’ll experience a heavenly blend of flavors and textures that’s both indulgent and satisfying.

3. The BEST Ground Venison Tacos

A flavorful seasoning blend guarantees the best Ground Venison Tacos you’ve ever had with minimal fuss. Sauté venison meat with onion and garlic and add chili powder, cumin, fresh orange juice, fresh lime juice, and apple cider and cook until the meat is nicely browned and spices are fragrant. Serve in taco shells, lettuce wraps, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos – whatever you prefer.

4. Venison Stroganoff Recipe

Unlike traditional beef Stroganoff which includes sour cream, venison is leaner, healthier, and low in fat, making Venison Stroganoff an excellent option for healthy meals. Its rich, savory flavors, tender ground venison meat, and creamy mushroom sauce make it a hearty and filling dinner recipe when served over egg noodles. Additionally, leftover Venison Stroganoff tastes even more delicious the next day. Try it today and experience a gourmet dinner cooked right in your kitchen.

5. Venison Picadillo – Cuban-Inspired Ground Deer Meat Recipe

Perfect for a busy night meal, Venison Picadillo is easy to prepare and versatile. The best part of this Venison Picadillo recipe is that it’s easy to follow. Prepare your ingredients, such as veggies, ground venison, and spices, then toss them into a pan one by one. Serve it over pasta or rice, fill it into your taco, or add it to your pizza as a topping.

6. Venison Goulash Recipe

Get ready to be hooked when you take the first bite of Venison Goulash – perfect comfort food to warm you on a chilly evening. This nostalgic dish combines tender and leaner ground venison and elbow macaroni, all simmered in a rich tomatoey sauce, generously loaded with tangy cheddar cheese alongside; an exotic blend of spices. It’s packed with nutritious ingredients that will leave you feeling fuller.

7. Venison Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is more than just a meal, a warm hug on a chilly evening, and a comforting embrace after a long tiring day with its wholesome ingredients that nourish your body and soul. An earthy Shepherd’s Pie is full of seasoned ground venison and root vegetables, with tasty mashed potatoes on the top and a gravy sauce. Each bite is an explosion of taste and texture.

8. Slow Cooker Venison Chili

Make a delicious bowl of Venison Chili with an out-of-the-world trio of pepper – the spicy jalapeno peppers, the mild Anaheim, and the sweet yellow pepper. Brown the ground deer meat over medium heat. Topped with rich and tangy cheddar cheese and green onions, this hearty Venison Chili is a feast for both your eyes and your tastebuds. And let’s not forget about the perfect side dish – cornbread, an ideal companion to this delicious meal.

9. Ground Venison Meatballs

When meaty vibes strike, don’t settle for mediocre meatballs. Experience the taste of tender and succulent meat in every bite with this lean Ground Venison Meatballs recipe. Infused with a flavorful blend of herbs and spices; these venison meatballs are bursting with bold flavors. Pair them with your favorite sauce or pasta to create a scrumptious dinner meal that will surely win the hearts.

10. Venison Breakfast Sausage Recipe

Start your day off right with the delicious taste of Venison Breakfast Sausage. Made from premium ground venison; this breakfast sausage is expertly blended with various aromatic spices and two tablespoons bacon fat to make it juicy. Venison Breakfast Sausage is incredibly tasty and a healthier alternative to traditional pork sausage. Venison is leaner than pork making it an excellent source of protein without all the added fat. Enjoy a guilt-free breakfast without feeling weighed down.

11. Juicy Oven-Baked Venison Burgers Recipe

These Venison Burgers are oven baked to perfection, ensuring that each bite is juicy, tender, and brimming with flavors. Why Oven Baked Venison Burgers stands out is that, they offer a wide range of benefits. For one, venison meat is richer in protein and lower in fat than beef, making it a healthier alternative for those watching their waistlines. Then comes their versatility, making them perfect for a lazy brunch, a family dinner, or a backyard BBQ party.

12. Smoked Ground Venison

Smoked Ground Venison is slow smoked for 60 to 75 minutes only with salt and pepper to infuse a deep smokey flavor that’s absolutely irresistible. Skip fancy spice blends and let the smoky flavor truly shine in your leaner Ground Venison meat. Whether you are whipping a batch of chili, adding it to your favorite pasta or smoked ground venison is the perfect ingredient to elevate any meal.

13. Venison Alfredo Casserole

It’s time for a hearty and filling weeknight dinner – Venison Alfredo Casserole. With juicy ground venison as the base, combined with cooked to al dente fettuccine noodles, and topped with shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese, before being baked to perfection, this casserole is a crowd-pleaser. In just few minutes, your house will be filled with the aroma of fresh homemade casserole.

14. Ground Venison Enchiladas

Made with seasoned ground venison, fresh spinach, and savory cheese; these Ground Venison Enchiladas are sure to be a hit at any gathering. The recipe is perfect by wrapping all the ingredients in a warm corn tortilla with a generous smothering of flavorful red sauce, making each bite irresistible and unforgettable. Protein-packed ground venison, tangy cheese, and spinach make this snack a true definition of healthy, filling, and flavorful at the same time.

15. Venison Burger Burrito Skillet Recipe

Time for an out-of-the-box ground venison recipe loaded with crisp veggies and cheese. The key to this Venison Burger Burrito Skillet recipe is how the flavors meld together. The venison cooked perfectly alongside onions, taco seasonings, black beans, sweet corn, and salsa. The serving method sets this Venison Burrito Skillet recipe apart from its traditional counterparts. Instead of wrapping the venison mixture in a tortilla, the tortilla is cut into strips and stirred in the mixture with shredded cheese.

16. Venison Patty Melt

Imagine sinking your teeth into juicy ground venison, perfectly seared to seal in all the delicious juices, topped with melted cheese and Vidalia onions sandwiched between rye bread. Venison Patty Melt is a true definition of a healthy and filling on-the-go snack. Additionally, unlike traditional fast food, involving a lot of prepping and frying, this Patty Melts is incredibly easy to make and still checks the boxes of low fat and satisfying meal perfect for a lazy Sunday Brunch or busy weeknight.

17. Keto Cornbread Casserole with Ground Venison

You can’t go wrong with this Keto Cornbread Casserole with Ground Venison, an ultimate comfort food without sacrificing flavor. A savory and spicy filling made with ground venison sits atop a delicious low-carb cornbread. It is generously topped with cheddar cheese, creating a satisfying meal that won’t compromise your diet plan.

18. Smokey Venison Meatloaf

Looking for a recipe to make a delectable meal using frozen venison meat in your freezer? This Smokey Venison Meatloaf is a great way to use venison meat and tastes delicious whether you make it on the smoker or in the oven. The succulent venison meatloaf is loaded with flavor and is simple to make. It’s gluten-free because this recipe uses almond flour instead of breadcrumbs.

19. Hunters Casserole with Ground Venison

Need a Sunday dinner recipe? This hunters casserole with ground venison won’t disappoint! Layers of potatoes, green chilies, garlic, and cheeses create a delicious casserole that will be a big hit this hunting season. Freeze covered with foil to bake it later to save prep time. Serve with bread for a complete meal. It’s great to serve over parties and is kid friendly too. 

20. Venison Pizza Recipe

Do you love pizza but are concerned about the calories that come with each slice? Then it’s time to give that traditional pizza a Venison twist. This Venison Pizza recipe proves fast food can also be healthy yet still packed with flavors. Using naan bread as a crust, providing a perfectly chewy base and topped with seasoned too, perfection ground venison and a savory sauce. And let’s not forget about a tangy cheese blend as a finishing touch creating a harmonious combination of flavors.

21. The Best Ground Venison Lasagna Recipe

Take your traditional lasagna game to the next level with this venison lasagna. This dish is packed with flavor; thanks to the ground venison, bacon, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and savory tomato sauce. It’s a tasty lasagna that your whole family will love! Serve with your favorite bread or salad.

22. Ground Venison Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sauce

This meal is bursting with tangy flavors with smoky notes. This meal is great for meal prep; double the recipe and store it in the freezer. This recipe includes sloppy joe sauce made by cooking ground beef, aromatics, seasonings, and other ingredients. Stir in sauce and let it simmer on low heat for 1.5 hours. Finally, add the sauce to the toasted buns, add your favorite topping, and enjoy a delicious meal perfect for hunting season.

23. Hearty Ground Venison Stew

A classic winter recipe loaded with nutritious vegetables, herbs, and protein-rich venison for a hearty and filling meal that also helps support muscle growth. This recipe is versatile; you can swap the venison with ground beef, chicken broth with beef broth, and add whatever vegetables you have on hand.

24. Savory Venison Pasties

Delicious and savory ground venison and potato filling stuffed in hand pie (pastie) is a great way to make a delicious snack using venison meat. The ground venison is seasoned with flavorful spices and cooked to perfection along with potatoes until tender. Bake pasties for 20 minutes and serve with warm brown gravy. This recipe will take some time to prepare, but it’s definitely worth the time and effort!

25. Stuffed Shells with Ricotta, Spinach & Venison

Last, on the list come to a hearty and filling meal packed with cheesy goodness. These jumbo pasta shells stuffed with cheese, spinach, and ground venison and layered with marinara sauce make a perfect meal for hunting season! Ideal for meal prep and can be made with ground beef. Bake covered for 15 minutes, sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top, and bake again for 15 more minutes. An easy weeknight meal for your family!

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