Do you have a hunter in your family? Do you struggle with coming up with delicious venison recipes? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this recipe is for you!
It’s hunting season in northeastern Pennsylvania and that means two things. First, it means that my fridge is full of Party Lunch Meat (which I detest!) that my husband packs in his hunting lunches. And, secondly, it means that for at least one week, my husband will sitting the woods from sun up to sun down in search of a trophy buck – so I may, or may not see him very much. It also means that when get his deer, he comes home with a freezer full of venison.
I know that some of you have either never tried venison or don’t like it. Personally, I don’t mind venison. I’ve been eating it (and a lot of other wild game meat) since I was a kid. After all, I come from a long line of hunters. For the most part, the venison recipes that I’ve had have been pretty good and I really couldn’t tell that it was venison or taste a “gamey” flavor. In fact, our butcher makes a venison kielbasa that is amazingly delicious. We always get a bunch of it made.
This Venison Stroganoff recipe is very good. It has a great flavor and texture and doesn’t taste gamey at all. We all liked it – especially my son. But, if you don’t like venison (and you’re still reading this post – thank you!), you can always substitute beef. It will word perfectly!
This venison recipe one of those easy crock pot recipes that you can throw together pretty quickly in the morning. I like recipes like that. No, I LOVE recipes like that.
Slow Cooker Venison Stroganoff
Adapted from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
4 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
1 onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 lbs venison steak or roast, cut into strips
1- 14.5 oz can beef broth
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
8 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1/3 cup white wine or sherry
1/3 cup sour cream
Heat half the oil in a large saute pan. Saute onion until tender. Remove from pan. Add remaining oil to pan over high heat.
In a shallow bowl, combine salt, pepper, and cornstarch. Dredge meat in mixture until coated on all sides. Add meat to hot pan and cook until browned on all sides. The meat does not have to be cooked through at this point. Just browned.
Place browned meat and onions in slow cooker. Add beef broth, mushrooms, mustard, and wine. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
Remove meat from slow cooker and stir in sour cream until smooth and creamy. Pour sauce over meat and serve.
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