Slow Cooker Venison Mushroom Roast

Slow Cooker Venison Mushroom Roast

Spend time with your family instead of slaving over the stove with this delicious but effortless venison and mushroom gravy slow cooker recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 4 lb venison roast
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup beef or mushroom broth
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  • Pat the roast dry then lightly coat with salt and pepper. Brown the roast on all sides on a hot stove, then transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker, then cover and cook until the meat is tender, about 6 to 8 hours on low.
  • If you'd like the sauce a bit thicker, combine 2 tbs cornstarch and 2 tbs water. Stir that into the slow cooker, and let cook uncovered for about 5 minutes.