Make-Ahead Venison Stew

Make-Ahead Venison Stew

This Venison Stew makes the perfect weeknight dinner because it is made ahead of time! Prepare, it pop it in the freezer, and you've got a meal!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 lb. venison roast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 8 oz. mushrooms, halved
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup sherry cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley


To Make-Ahead

  • Place venison, mushrooms, onion, carrots, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and bay leaves in a gallon-size freezer bag and freeze for up to two months.

To Prepare the Stew

  • Place bag of prepared ingredients into the slow cooker (no need to thaw!) and add the beef broth and cooking wine. Cook on low until meat is tender about 6-8 hours. Top with parsley and serve.


No need to thaw this stew from the freezer. Just add it and cook!
You can substitute any red cooking wine in place of the sherry.

Perfect Pairing

This Venison Stew goes great with a slice of Mississippi Mud Cake.
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