Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich

Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich

Do you like BBQ pork sandwiches? I’m guessing your mouth watered from reading that question. I know mine did. Have you ever had BBQ deer sandwiches? Most people haven’t so don’t feel bad.

If I know my readers, and I do, your mouth is still watering. Am I right? Yep, I thought so. Now that I have your mouth watering, you have got to try my Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich recipe. I promise you’ll love it!

Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 8 BBQ Sandwiches

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich

Calories per serving: 388

Fat per serving: 11.4

Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich


  • 3 lbs of deer cubes (shoulder or ham are best)
  • 1 tsp. of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 cups of ketchup
  • 6 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 Tbsp. of brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp. of prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. of ground black pepper (optional)
  • 4 tsp. of cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. of water
  • 12 pk of hamburger buns


  1. First, put one tsp. of olive oil in a crock-pot and rub it around so that it coats the entire inside of the pot. Then add deer cubes to the pot.
  2. Deer cubes are simply quarter-sized (give or take a little) cubes of deer meat that most of the time I have taken from a deer shoulder or ham. You can use any part of the deer that you want, but I like to save the backstraps and sweet meat for other recipes.
  3. Do NOT add water to the meat! The meat will produce its own liquid.
  4. Next, turn your crock-pot to high and let it cook until it’s done, which should be about 5 hours.
  5. While you are waiting for the deer meat to get done, go ahead and start the homemade BBQ sauce.
  6. In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar, ketchup, yellow mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and black pepper and set it aside.
  7. In a large skillet add the butter and onion. Cook over medium heat, stirring often until the onion is softened. This usually takes about 5 minutes.
  8. Now add the ingredients from the bowl you mixed up earlier to the onion and butter and heat thoroughly.
  9. While it’s heating, mix cornstarch, and water together in a small bowl and then add it to the sauce. Let it cook until it is the desired thickness–maybe 4-5 minutes. Set the BBQ sauce in the fridge until ready for use.
  10. Once the deer cubes are done, drain the liquid from it. I do this by taking a slotted spoon and removing the meat from the liquid and placing it in a casserole dish. Then I grab the pot with potholders and pour the liquid into another bowl.
  11. While the deer cubes are in the casserole dish, break the meat up into small chunks. This will be easy to do because the meat will be very tender. You can do this with a fork, tongs, or whatever you choose.
  12. Keep in mind that it will be hot so be careful and don’t get burned.
  13. Place the shredded deer meat back into the crock-pot on high heat and pour the BBQ sauce over the meat and fold it in gently.
  14. Tip–do not pour all of the BBQ sauce in at once. Try half of the sauce and then add little by little until you have the right amount of saturation. You don’t want too much sauce because it will soak your bread and you don’t want too little because it will not have enough flavor and it might be too dry.
  15. Let the shredded deer meat and BBQ sauce cook for about 15 minutes.
  16. Turn the crock-pot off and put about 7 Tbsp. of BBQ deer meat on a bun, top it with coleslaw, and enjoy a Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich!

This goes great with a handful of chips or just like it is. It’s even better the next day. It holds up well if you decide to freeze your leftovers, too. Just be sure to use a FoodSaver® or a good quality freezer bag.

The good, the bad and the delicious…

  • The Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich is low in cholesterol and has vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
  • It might be too high in cholesterol, sodium, and sugar for those of you on a strict diet.

The nutritional facts below for our Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich include only the venison BBQ and the bun–NOT the coleslaw. This recipe makes about 12 BBQ sandwiches with 7 Tbsp. of BBQ meat per sandwich.

Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Grade: C

Yields: About 2.6 pints Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories 388
% Daily Value*
 Total Fat 11.4g 18%
 Saturated Fat 5.5g 27%
 Trans Fat 0.0g
 Cholesterol 20mg 7%
 Sodium 921mg 38%
 Total Carbohydrates 39.2g 13%
 Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
 Sugars 17.9g
 Protein 30.3g
Vitamin A 12%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 8%
Iron 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



To make this recipe more diet-friendly…

Anything you do to this recipe will alter the delicious tastes, but if you insist, you could:

  • Omit the butter used to make the BBQ sauce and use a butter alternative.
    • This would lower the cholesterol and sodium by about half and bring the Nutrition Grade up to B.
  • You could use less sauce on your sandwich. Reserve a portion of the meat and the BBQ sauce to the side. Make your sandwich and drizzle about 1 tsp. of sauce over it.
    • This would also lower the sugar and bring the Nutrition Grade up to A.

Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwiches are great for family get-togethers, parties, or celebrations!

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7 thoughts on “Bambi Crock-Pot BBQ Sandwich”

  1. Looking at the picture makes my mouth water. This is the best BBQ I have ever had. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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