10 Savory Ground Venison Recipes To Try When You Feel Adventerous

For those unfamiliar, venison is wild game and a fancy name for deer meat. Venison can also refer to elk or antelope meat. Venison meat is less fatty than ground beef, with a stronger flavor. Ground venison makes a great substitute for ground beef, as the texture and flavor are similar. If you're hesitant about trying wild game meat, we have some tried and true recipes that will make you forget you're eating ground deer meat. Many of these recipes are familiar comfort foods, so you can ease yourself into trying a new kind of ground meat.

10 Ground Venison Recipes

1. Venison Burgers

Probably the easiest swap to make is to use ground venison in a burger. This recipe uses Worcestershire sauce, butter, and balsamic vinegar to amp up the flavor.

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2. Venison Meatballs

?These meatballs use a combination of ground venison and ground pork to up the fat content and keep them moist.

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3. Ground Venison Lasagna

This is a pretty traditional lasagna dish, complete with tomato sauce and ricotta cheese. The only difference is using ground venison and ground wild boar for a meatier taste.

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4. Venison Enchiladas


If you enjoy Mexican enchiladas, use the same ingredients but swap the beef or veggies for venison.

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5. Venison Sausage

?If you love breakfast sausage but want to cut back on cholesterol, try a venison breakfast sausage.

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6. Venison Chili


This comforting chili recipe is made with diced tomatoes and green peppers, cumin, garlic powder, venison, and beans.

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?7. Ground Venison Shepherd's Pie

You might not even realize this isn't ground beef with all the spices, wine, and buttery mashed potatoes.

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8. Venison Meatloaf

This is such an easy recipe to make. Throw all the ingredients into a bowl, mix, and bake.

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?9. Venison Tacos

These tacos pair perfectly with citrus like orange and lime juice. Serve with lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and cheese.

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10. Ground Venison Jerky

This jerky combines bacon, cranberries, and spice to make the perfect snack.

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