Venison, Pork, and Beans

Venison, Pork, and Beans

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.

This recipe is from my Aunt Mary Shrader-Hagerman. She has a delicious “Beans and Wieners” recipe and I changed it up a bit by using ground venison instead of ground beef. My sweet Aunt Mary makes this for family get-togethers and everyone loves it, especially my cousin Josh Shrader. He puts in a request for it!

It’s so delicious and extremely easy to make. It takes less than 30 minutes so that automatically makes it a favorite of mine. Prep time is literally the amount of time it takes to chop an onion and you only dirty up one kettle–YAY!

It’s so simple!

Crumble venison, add water, onions and Lit’l Smoked Sausages and cook until done.


Add beans, ketchup, honey bbq sauce, brown sugar, and stir and simmer until it thickens.

beans ketchup bbq sauce brown sugar


I bet you took a deep breath trying to smell this, didn’t you?

Cooked Venison Pork and Beans

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Venison, Pork, and Beans

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 27 minutes

Total Time: 29 minutes

Yield: Serves 8

Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups

Calories per serving: 785

Fat per serving: 19 g

Venison, Pork, and Beans


  • 2 lbs venison, ground
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 pack of Hillshire Farm Lit’l Wieners Smoked Sausages
  • 2 15 oz. cans of Campbell's Pork and Beans
  • 1 cup of Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 cup of Heinz Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 cup of Domino lite brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. In a large kettle, cook the venison burger, chopped onion, Lit'l Smokies, and water until done, which should only be about 7 minutes.
  2. Add honey BBQ sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, and pork and beans and let it simmer until it thickens--about 20 minutes.
  3. Let it cool and devour!

This is great with cornbread or saltine crackers. I’ve even been known to make grilled cheese sandwiches with it. It’s great as leftovers the next day, too!

The good, the bad and the delicious…

  • Venison, Pork, and Beans is very high in protein, fiber, vitamin C and iron and has a nice amount of potassium.
  • This meal also a little high in calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbs and sugars. Ut-Oh!

See my tips below for making this a more diet-friendly recipe.

Venison, Pork, and Beans Nutrition Facts

Yields: Serves 8 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Calories 785  Calories from fat 22 
  % Daily Value*
 Total Fat 19 g 29%
 Saturated Fat 2 g 8%
 Monounsaturated Fat 1 g  
 Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g  
 Trans Fat 0 g  
 Cholesterol 162 mg 54%
 Sodium 1294 mg 54%
 Potassium 380 mg 11%
 Total Carbohydrates 105 g 35%
 Dietary Fiber 7 g 26%
 Sugars 82 g  
 Protein 46 g  93%
 Vitamin A 4%  Vitamin C 10%
 Calcium 8%  Iron 41%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA, but were calculated by MyFitnessPal, Inc. by Under Armour, Inc. 

To make this recipe more diet-friendly… 

  • To lower the calories and carbs–this one is a hard one because whatever you do will change the taste somewhat, but it’s worth it if you are on a strict diet. You can always eat less than 1 1/2 cups. Honestly, venison is very filling, so maybe 1 cup or maybe even 3/4 of a cup would better suit you. You could also leave some of the Lit’l Wieners Smoked Sausages out and maybe find lower calorie sauces and beans. 
  • To help lower the cholesterol and fat use less fat in your ground venison burger. This recipe was calculated using 80/20 ground venison burger because that’s what most hunters use. If yours has less fat it will also have less fat and cholesterol. You can also use franks with less fat as well.
  • To help lower the sodium use low-sodium pork and beans, ketchup, and honey bbq sauce. You could also omit some, if not all, of the Lit’l Wieners Smoked Sausages, which are very high in sodium–This would also help lower the cholesterol and sugar.
  • To further lower the sugar you can use less of the lite brown sugar or use an alternative like Splenda, Truvia, etc…
  • Whatever changes you make to your Venison, Pork, and Beans, you can recalculate the nutrition facts at

Bon Appétit

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