Barbequed Ground Venison

If you have hunters in your family, you’ve probably already found some great recipes for venison. I put this one together for my family who does not like the flavor of venison much. We’re not avid hunters either but we are given venison and sometimes my husband gets a deer.
Unlike beef, venison has little fat. So most packers add some beef tallow to ground venison. Venison is also good with some sweetening added. In this recipe I add brown sugar, but you could use Rapidura or molasses. You can also use this recipe with ground turkey or beef. The added bonus is that this is a crockpot recipe!
If you cook this on the stove, you will need to add extra water, about 2 cups or so, and then cook the mixture until most of the water is cooked out.

You will need:

2 lbs ground venison
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups tomato catsup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 medium onion, diced
1 small red/green pepper, diced (optional, I don’t use it)
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 to 2 tsp hickory smoke powder OR 1/2 to 1 tsp liquid smoke (to your taste)

Turn the slow cooker on HIGH. Add the meat and break it up with a large spoon or fork.
Add all in other ingredients. Stir well. After 15 minutes, turn the cooker on LOW.
Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Taste for seasonings. Adjust if needed.

Serve with buns or use rice or noodles!

About Sylvia

Sylvia is the owner of the Christian HomeKeeper Network website and ministry. She and her husband Mark live in Tennessee. They are the parents of 5 children and grandparents to three so far. They have homeschooled since 1990. Sylvia is a Christian and enjoys mentoring women, writing articles for several magazines, gardening, Bible study and creating a peaceful holy home. Follow Sylvia on Google+ or check out her 21st Century HomeKeeper podcasts on the Preparedness Radio Network.
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