Dinner Recipes

Deer Recipes favorite dinner recipes…

The Ding Dang It Burger is a deliciously moist and favorable deer burger infused with a smokey bacon cheddar cheese and topped with sweet Southern cole slaw on a sweet Hawaiian bun.

Venison Tamale Pie with layers of cornbread, red enchilada sauce, spicy ground venison, and cheddar cheese all topped with salsa and sour cream.

Cheesy Venison on Ciabatta with fried ground venison, chunks of onion and celery, mixed with cream of celery soup, topped with cheddar cheese, and toasted on a buttery Ciabatta roll. 

Venison Foil Packets, a fast-cooking favorite with ground venison, potatoes, squash, peppers, onions, carrots, and cheddar cheese cooked to perfection in less than 30 minutes!

Yakisoba Venison Stir-Fry is a really quick and healthy teriyaki flavored recipe made with venison cube steak, veggies, and Yakisoba noodles.

Our Venison Hamburger Hash recipe is a simple comfort food made with ground venison burger, onions, potatoes, cream of mushroom soup and cheddar cheese.

Filling the house with the smell of venison, pasta sauce, and cheese is one of my favorite things in life and that’s why I love Baked Venison Ziti. Then another favorite is when it’s done and I see a piece with gooey cheese drooping down.

Prepare your mouth for my famous, fit-for-the-gods, Taco Stuffed Taters. This recipe seems complicated, but it is deceptively simple, so give it a try. Your mouth will thank you! 

Venison Stuffed Manicotti, a delicious Italian American pasta recipe that has ground venison, ham, veggies, a couple of cheeses, and marinara sauce. 

Venison and Barley Soup is tenderly cooked venison stew meat with potatoes, celery, onions, carrots, mushrooms and of course barley in a beefy broth. 

Venison and Sweet Potato Stew, a delicious healthy slow-cooked stew with bite-size pieces of venison and big chunks of sweet potato–oh my goodness!

Mississippi Venison Pot Roast is a simple but savory crock-pot meal made with au jus gravy, ranch seasoning, and pepperoncini peppers. The words tender and delicious are an understatement!

To those of you that throw venison shoulders away, please try this Crock-Pot Venison Shoulder Roast recipe. You’ll be glad you did! The possibilities are endless!

Venison Loin with Blueberry-Maple Sauce: Wonderfully seasoned backstraps browned in a cast iron pan and roasted in the oven to perfection then drizzled with a delightful homemade blueberry-maple sauce.

Korean Style Venison Cups are delicious venison strips marinated and fried in a wok, then placed on Bibb lettuce and topped with onions, cashews, and sesame seeds. Yummy!

Venison Steaks with Mushroom and Onion Gravy pretty much describes itself–a fried venison steak covered in an awesome homemade mushroom and onion gravy.

Heavenly Tenderloin Bites are marinated bite-sized venison tenderloin fried in a cast iron pan and then placed on top of a heaping pile of fried potatoes with onions and bell peppers.

Chili Mac and Cheese is a spicy one-pot dish of ground venison with onions and garlic, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, elbow macaroni and some spices then topped with cheddar cheese.

Hash Brown Balls are ground venison burger mixed with fresh pork sausage, two different kinds of cheeses, and hash browns and then baked until golden perfection.

Wisconsin Kabobs are venison kabobs brined in a sea salt brine, marinated in soy sauce and olive oil, sprinkled with seasoning, drizzled with honey mustard, and perfectly grilled with your favorite fruits and veggies. I love grilling food, especially venison.

The Best Venison Tacos are tenderly cooked taco flavored bite-sized pieces of venison served with Mexican rice, refried beans with onions, and tortillas.

Juicy venison smothered in a creamy mushroom and onion gravy and poured over egg noodles. It tastes like it took hours to make, but this Venison Stroganoff is on the table in 30 minutes!

Crumbled venison sausage mixed with salsa and cheese and scooped up with a Tostitos Tortilla Chip. This is heavenly deliciousness!

Our Venison Onion Soup Sandwich is extremely easy to make and twice as delicious. It’s one of our simpler recipes. You literally cannot mess this one up.

This venison gumbo recipe is slow-cooked venison stew meat with shrimp, smoked sausage, onions, bell peppers, Jalapeño peppers, celery, and spices all surrounding garlicky white rice. 

Crock-Pot Venison Roast with Onion Gravy is a simple, but delicious, venison roast cooked in a crock-pot until tender and then flooded with delicious brown onion gravy.

Healthy Venison Stew is a hearty stew made with marinated venison that’s so tender it will melt in your mouth. Let’s not forget the delicious veggies–potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and lots of spices. It’s a perfect Wintertime comfort food. 

Crock-Pot Pizza Casserole is a simple but yummy crock-pot meal made with ground venison, pasta, onions, bell peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms, sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese.

I have found many recipes for potato soup and some, not many, include venison. I have seen it with huge chunks of venison, some with slices, and some with ground venison burger. I’ve seen some that looked delicious and a few that looked downright disgusting–I’m just being honest. My Venison Potato Soup recipe is awesome!

The Carolina Venison BBQ Sandwich is a North Carolina inspired BBQ sandwich with slow-cooked shredded spicy venison that is topped with slaw on a toasted bun.

Chili is a favorite all over the world. We don’t know exactly where it came from or how long it’s been around, but we love chili so much that there’s a National and World Chili Championship and there’s even an International Chili Society. When a meal has its own society, you know it’s good.

Crock-Pot Italian venison Subs are loaded with delicious melt in your mouth Italian flavor! You can’t go wrong with Italian seasoning, peppers, onions, pepperoncini, and Provolone cheese.

Venison Taco Stew is a delicious stew made up of ground venison or stew meat from a backstrap and cooked with whole kernel yellow corn, kidney beans, tomato juice, and taco spices. It’s extremely easy to make and is quick comfort food.

Who wants to go out to eat when you can make Venison Quesadillas at home in under 30 minutes? Not me! Who can resist sliced backstrap seasoned and toasted with ooey gooey cheese? Again, not me!

Venison Stuffing Bake is a casserole of fried ground venison and onions covered with stuffing and cream of chicken soup and baked until golden brown. 

Venison and Potatoes are tender chunks of venison tenderloin with golden potatoes, slices of onion, and loads of spices. It’s so good and diet-friendly too!

Venison Pepper Soup has peppers, ground venison, tomatoes, onions, garlic, oregano, basil, and rice topped with cheddar cheese and served with crackers.

Sweet and Sour Venison Meatballs are deliciously baked meatballs drizzled with a delightful homemade sauce and ready in 25 minutes. 

Tenderly cooked ground venison, with onions, Lit’l Smoked Sausages, pork and beans, honey BBQ sauce, ketchup and of course brown sugar. If you combine these ingredients you know it’s going to be good.

Mable Toups Venison Spaghetti is a delicious homemade venison spaghetti that’s irresistibly delicious! This is not your typical spaghetti! It has a little kick to it and it’s diet-friendly!

Venison and Bean burritos are filled with seasoned ground venison, onions, refried beans with melted cheese, and topped with Mexican tomato sauce and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese.

Venison Stir-Fry, venison marinated and tenderly fried and then mixed with stir-fried bell peppers, onions, portobello mushrooms and covered with cheese. Yum!

Venison Stromboli is venison sausage fried with onions, wrapped in dough with cheese, and then brushed with butter and sprinkled with oregano and basil. 

Easy Venison and Rice is a quick simple meal made up of fried ground venison, onions, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and rice and then lightly doused with soy sauce.

If you’ve never had Venison Parmesan, now is the time. I mean, how can you resist tenderly fried venison steaks covered with mozzarella cheese on a bed of pasta with homemade red sauce? Not me!

Venison Nacho Salad is made of delicious taco meat on a bed of crunchy tortilla chips, drizzled with a spicy homemade cheese sauce, and topped with fresh tomatoes and lettuce.


Spicy Venison and Rice is another one of Deer Recipes leftover inspired dishes that was so well-loved it became a staple. Venison marinated with a homemade marinade and cooked with onions, bell peppers, and garlic and poured over rice cooked in venison broth.

Venison Fajitas with tender cuts of venison marinated with homemade seasoning, cooked with onions, bell peppers, and garlic, placed onto a tortilla and browned in a cast iron pan until the cheese is melted and ooey-gooey.

A simple venison backstrap seasoned with salt and pepper, wrapped in bacon and baked in the oven until crispy perfection. You can also throw this bad boy on the grill.

Venison Baked Beans with ground venison, crispy fried bacon, onions and peppers, beans, tomatoes, BBQ sauce, and lots of other delicious ingredients.

Italian Meatball Sliders are succulent venison Italian meatballs on sweet white rolls drenched with homemade red sauce and topped with velvety mozzarella cheese. So simple, yet so delicious!

The Flamin’ Mamie Burger is a flamin’ hot burger with a special homemade sauce that’s out-of-this-world delicious. If you’re in love with hot and spicy food, this burger will be soul-satisfying.

A leftover inspired dish made with a venison roast. It’s extremely easy to make. It tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen when really all you needed was just over 30 minutes. 

A heavenly aromatic pizza with pure garlicky goodness and perfectly seasoned venison, spinach, and gooey mozzarella cheese.


Venison egg rolls stuffed with ground venison burger, garlic, and ginger, sesame oil sautéed cabbage, carrots, and onions. It’s belly-filling and diet-friendly with only 293 calories per serving–three egg rolls.

A lip-smacking staple in America and an all-time favorite of kids everywhere–Venison Sloppy Joes with homemade sloppy joe sauce. It’s sloppy, so grab a bib. 

Venison Cornbread Casserole is a savory casserole with ground venison, black beans, sweet corn and everything but the kitchen sink, topped with a layer of cornbread and then for the grand finale, cheddar cheese.

Venison Cheddar Biscuits are soft flaky buttery golden brown buttermilk biscuits infused with venison sausage and cheddar cheese. Was that too many descriptive words? Maybe, but they perfectly describe how delicious these biscuits are.

Million Dollar Venison is a delicious creamy venison sauce with rotini pasta and loads of cheese. This recipe is worth a million dollars, but since I love my readers so much, I’ll share it gladly–free of charge 🙂

Venison Pepper and Onion Loaf is a delicious Italian loaf, soaked with homemade garlic butter, loaded with venison sausage, Italian seasoned sautéed bell peppers, and onions and then a bubbly layer of cheese.

Tender bite-sized slices of venison cooked with egg noodles and covered in a tangy creamy sauce. If you like pasta and spicy foods, this is a must-try! It’s so filling and has only 313 calories per serving, which is 1.5 cups. Did someone say diet-friendly?

A true pleasure to Southerners–soft flaky buttery biscuits topped with peppery venison sausage gravy. It’s the comfort food of all comfort foods. A meal that’s good for breakfast, lunch, dinner or whenever the mood strikes.

Dreamy Venison Steak is a melt-in-your-mouth venison steak pan-fried in butter and topped with a thick creamy mushroom and onion sauce. If you don’t fall in love with this all I can say is bless your heart. 

Venison Taco Stew is a delicious stew made up of ground venison or stew meat from a backstrap and cooked with whole kernel yellow corn, kidney beans, tomato juice, and taco spices. It’s extremely easy to make and is quick comfort food.

Fried venison tenderloin, sautéed Portobello mushrooms, sliced garlic, fresh spinach leaves, Parmesan cheese, and Asiago cheese all on a toasted wheat bun with a buttered crust–and it’s only 367 calories! 

Pilaf is spelled and pronounced so many different ways, with pi-lahf or pee-lahf being the most common pronunciations. Me being Southern, you know I’m going to pronounce this as “pee laugh” and with me being immature you know I’m going to giggle about it, too.

The Pepper Jack Venison Steak and Onion Sandwich is my favorite creation. It’s so full of flavor your mouth won’t know what hit it! The pepper jack cheese gives it a spicy hot kick. Add spicy venison backstrap and fried onions and you have perfection. 

A mix of ground venison, spices, tortellini, and red sauce. Oh, and let’s not forget the cheesy goodness.

Pot pie is one of the most popular comfort foods ever. It’s been around since before the 16th Century, so anything that lasts that long must be well loved.

The Sportsman’s Breakfast is one of the healthiest meals on my entire blog. It’s packed full of protein and lots of other essential vitamins. It’s the perfect way to start the day.

One of my family’s favorite meals is Venison Meatballs with our homemade meatball sauce or as my son’s call this recipe–“deer balls.” Yeah, we are a weird bunch.

The absolute best meatloaf recipe ever. It’s moist, spicy, cheesy, and delicious–it’s all things good crammed into this recipe! 

Our Deer Shepherd’s Pie recipe is so good it will make your tongue smack your lips. Get ready to loosen your belt buckle!

Shrader Family Deer Goulash is a family favorite around here. It’s very simple to make and “it will stick to your ribs” as my family says.

Deer Sausage Casserole is a pasta dish fit-for-the-gods. It’s full of delicious venison sausage, Italian seasoned tomatoes, onions and peppers, pasta and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese. 

Creole Deer Burgers are hot and juicy tongue-tingling Creole flavored venison burgers with a spicy homemade Creole mayo.

Deer Tater Tot Casserole is fried ground venison burger with onions and green bell peppers smothered in cream of mushroom soup and topped with golden brown tater tots and cheddar cheese.

Here are my top three venison hot dog chili recipes.

Crispy fries with a delicious homemade deer chili and melted cheese drizzled over the top. Yum, yum!

Amanda’s Venison Lasagna has so much cheesy goodness that your tongue will go into shock! Your mouth won’t know what to do–it will be so confused by the shock of the deliciousness.

Chicken Fried Deer Steak with gravy is a very simple meal, but one of the best in my opinion. It’s been around for hundreds of years–maybe even more and I’m sure it will be around for hundreds of years more.

Everyone has had sausage balls at least once but have you ever had four cheese deer sausage balls? They are my absolute favorite deer sausage recipe.

There are lots of ways to fix deer backstrap and anyway you fix it, it’s going to be good. I love to make a pot roast with a backstrap or wrap it in bacon and throw it on the grill! 

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?


A few years ago, I came up with this easy Tasty Venison Enchiladas recipe. My sons request it often. I hope you enjoy it as much as them!

My Mamaw Inie Shrader made the best vegetable soup in the world and Venison Vegetable Soup is my version of her recipe.

Deer Calico Beans does not contain Calico cat–I promise. It does have white-tailed deer, though. This recipe is somewhat similar to chili beans but different. Does that make sense? No, I didn’t think so, but once you see how it’s made and taste it you will understand.

Cheesy Venison and Potatoes is one of the simplest recipes I have, but it’s so delicious. It’s very easy to make and you only need a few ingredients.

This easy deer pot roast recipe is the easiest roast you’ll ever make…hence the name. You’ll only need a few ingredients, a crock-pot, and some time.

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