What to make with ground venison: 25 easy recipes

Figure out what to make with ground venison with this collection of delicious dinner ideas. More than just pictures, we’ll tell you how many ingredients are required, along with the amount of time it takes, and some other key information. So you’ll know which ground deer meat recipe is right for you!

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Recipes using ground venison

It’s that time of the year. If you, or someone you love, is an avid hunter; then your freezer is full of deer meat and you want something new to make with it.

Find delicious recipes using ground venison with this collection of dinner ideas.

This collection is more than just pretty pictures.

We gathered several recipe ideas from some amazing food bloggers. Then we gave you the basic information about the recipes. That way, you can decide whether or not the ground meat recipe is right for you.

Looking for more ideas? Check out these stew meat, ground lamb or ground beef recipes.

Each recipe idea will tell you:

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it will take to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)

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Easy dinner ideas

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What to make with ground venison

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Ground Venison Recipes

Our goal is to be a resource of yummy recipes.

Each of these recipes using ground venison includes the basic information that will help you in deciding which recipe is right for you!

We encourage you to visit the websites that created these delicious recipes and use their notes and recipes.

Note: pantry ingredients include basic pantry staples like flour, sugar, olive oil, salt, black pepper, spices, etc. Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish.

Common questions

How to store deer meat?

The best way to store deer meat is in the freezer. The trick is to make sure all the air is removed.

How long does ground venison last in the freezer

Ground venison will last 3 months if stored properly in the freezer.

Tips for freezing ground game meat

  • Make sure your work surface is clean.
  • Pre-weight your meat into 1 lb patties.
  • You can wrap it in wax paper, freezer paper, foil, or use freezer bags.
  • Get ALL the air out. You may even want to vacuum seal it.

How long can you keep ground venison in the fridge?

If properly stored, ground venison will last 1-2 days in the refrigerator.

Ingredients that work well with wild game meat

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes above. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • green pepper or another style of bell pepper
  • green onions
  • jalapeno peppers
  • garlic
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato paste
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • beef broth
  • barbecue sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • soy sauce
  • chili powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • mozzarella cheese
  • cheddar cheese
  • parmesan cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • sour cream
  • cream cheese
  • egg noodles
  • bacon

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