11 Insanely Good Venison Recipes For Winter

The winter season is here, and it’s time to think beyond the traditional beef, poultry, and pork recipes. Venison is an excellent option for those looking to enjoy something new, flavorful, and healthy this season. It’s lean, rich in protein, and full of amazing flavor, a perfect hearty choice for a winter feast. Here are eleven recipes that will cure all your meat cravings.

1. Steak Taquitos

A cutting board with venison taquitos. A hand dips one into a bowl of red sauce.
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Your favorite Mexican dish just got an upgrade with this Steak Taquitos recipe. You can either bake, air fry or pan fry these little rolled tacos, whichever is most convenient.

2. Venison Roast

A white, oval platter holds a venison roast surrounded by vegetables.
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

This delicious venison roast is tender and juicy, and you can cook it in an Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stove. This comfort food meal is perfect for fall and winter evenings and has everything you need with gravy, meat, and vegetables all in a single dish. 

3. Venison Meatballs

A white plate holds a pile of venison meatballs served over spaghetti.
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These venison meatballs are perfect for people who like venison but want to avoid any gamey flavors. These meatballs are made with ground pork and venison to give them the fat that they need to hold together.  You can serve these meatballs over noodles with gravy or turn them into fantastic spaghetti. 

4. Venison Tacos

An overhead view of three venison tacos with taco toppings.
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

These venison tacos are a great way to use a venison roast. Just throw it in the slow cooker with an orange and some onions and spices, and you’ll come home to a delicious meal and great smelling kitchen. Shred the roast and serve it on tacos with your favorite toppings. 

5. Instant Pot Venison Roast

A plate holds slices of venison roast with potatoes and carrots surrounding it.
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If you are looking for a hearty and comforting meal that you can have on the table quickly, then you might like this Instant Pot venison roast. The pressure-cooked roast is tender and easily falls apart for a melt-in-your-mouth meal served with potatoes, carrots, and a delicious balsamic sauce. 

6. Smoked Venison Brisket

Three venison brisket crostini on a wood plate.
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

Most people don’t think of venison when they think of brisket, but if you have a little patience, venison brisket is delicious. It does need to be marinated, and it takes a few hours to cook, but in the end, your time and patience will be rewarded with tasty, tender meat you will love. 

7. Venison Stroganoff

An overhead view of two plates filled with venison stroganoff.
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This venison stroganoff is an easy but hearty meal that you can have on the table in just thirty minutes. Serve this tasty venison stroganoff over noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes. Prepare a side salad or veggies, and you’ll have a complete meal the family will love! 

8. Northern Hearty Venison Stew

A ladle spoons some venison stew from a large red pot.
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If you want your venison cooked until it is tender and delicious, then this Northern hearty venison stew is the recipe for you. Perfect for feeding a crowd, and the flavors are surprising and delicious. You’ll be asked to make this recipe again and again. 

9. Smoked Venison Backstrap

Sliced venison backstrap on a cutting board.
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

The backstrap is often one of the most coveted cuts of the deer because it is one of the most tender. You can make it even more tender and juicier by slow-cooking it on the smoker. You are going to love this delicious smoked venison backstrap

10. Venison Chili

An overhead view of a bowl of venison chili surrounded by corn chips and chili peppers.
Photo Credit: Burrata And Bubbles.

When you are looking for a hearty meal that will stick to your ribs and warm you up on a cold day, this venison chili is the answer. With tender venison, beans, tomatoes, and just the right amount of spice, you’re going to love this chili. Serve it with all of your favorite chili toppings. 

11. Venison Stew

Two bowls of venison stew on a table.
Photo Credit: Binky’s Culinary Carnival.

This hearty venison stew is full of tender venison and lots of delicious vegetables. It’s made with venison stock to really bring out the delicate venison flavors, and you are going to love it. It’s the perfect dinner to come home to on a cold winter’s day. 

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A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
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A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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