Every year when hunting season begins a gaming friend brings us a whole deer and that’s how we ended up with 40 lbs of Venison. I love Venison since it’s one of the healthier meats! lean protein … have you seen fat deer? Organic too since deer feed on wild foliage. Finding creative ways to cook and serve Venison when I am cooking it every week is challenging. So this year when my new batch arrived I asked The Real Matt Daddy , a Daddy Blogger who cooks fabulous dishes if I could steal one of his recipes. Well, Matt shared a’ beer soaked deer recipe’. I added my favorite spice to it and Voila a delicious recipe! The wheat beer gave it a unique flavor like I have never tasted before and the new recipe became a big hit with my family. Thanks Matt!
A BIG bonus to this recipe is that it is a “One Dish ” crock pot recipe. Throw everything together in the morning and you have a fully cooked meal when you come home in the evening! Ahh can’t beat that!
Some Nuts and Bolts about the key ingredients:
Wheat Beer : Helps to tenderize the meat and gives the dish a smokey exotic flavor.
Garlic : Helps remove the gamey flavor and adds some zest to the dish.
McMormicks Steak seasoning : This peppery blend of spices in my favorite spice mix for any meat dish.
Red Potatoes : Packed with fiber they make a dish a whole meal in itself.
Red Onions : Packed with B6 and potassium they are the base of the delish gravy.
Meat Tenderizer : Extra insurance to make sure the venison gets soft and tender.
This One Dish Meal made in a crock pot is super easy to make and will have your family asking for MORE PLEASE !
- Venison : 1 lb
- Wheat Beer : 1 cup
- Water :1 cup
- Red Onions : 1 large
- Red Potatoes : 4-5
- Bay leaf : 1-2
- Garlic : 2 Tbs crushed
- McMormicks Steak seasoning : 1 tbs
- Meat tenderizer : 1 tsp
- Salt : 1/2 tsp
- Slice onions lengthwise
- Cut potatoes into halves or large chunks.
- Throw venison chunks with the above two ingredients in a crock pot with water and beer.
- Add spice mix, meat tenderizer and chopped garlic to crockpot.
- Slow cook for 6-7 hrs .
- Serve hot with rolls , mashed potatoes and a salad for a ” No leftovers ” meal.