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Venison roast recipe for crock pot?

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by JeffDilla, Dec 26, 2012.

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  1. Ms_Dragon

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    That's great Jeff and I'm jealous! It sounds delicious.
     
  2. dogrunner

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    Wife did a small roast last week that turned out very similar to a fine cut of very lean beef.

    Crock pot for about five hrs, marinated in that pot with about a quarter cover of unsweetened apple juice with a small amount of soy sauce thrown in for good measure. Lightly covered with brown sugar...........served it with homemade mashed potatos and green beans. Did the gravy thing with the pot contents but it was a bit on the sweet side.........still an outstanding and tender cut of meat.


    I'll toss this out to any that've had a tough chunk of meat as well. Had a friend a few years back that killed a bison that his dad butchered for him.....old man said the thing was the toughest piece of game he'd ever delt with. I took about a 8 lb roast that the fellas said was inedible, soaked it overnight in a straight pepsi cola marinade. Smoked it the next day for about six hours and had the pleasure of one fine and tender chunk of beef............apple juice works nearly as well too.
     
  3. Sav .250

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    "Gaminess" If you think it has some sort of different taste, you are correct. Makes me wonder why folks kill something, then don`t like the taste of.

    Cook your game-e roast on the lowest setting on your crock pot. Add your spuds,onions,carrots, what ever and leave it simmer all day. You`ll know when it`s done. Comes out cooked, tender and very tasty. Course I like venison so I can say that.
    Others who don`t really like the taste might bury it with all sorts of stuff to tone down the taste. Soak it in milk.Soak it in salt water. other remedies I`m sure.
    When done properly...........means different things to different folks, it`s really a great meal.
     
  4. red rick

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    I cook mine just like I would cook beef. I don't soak it, I just trim all the silver skin off and rinse it good. It never tastes wild to me. Making a stew Sunday.
     
  5. Lloyd Smale

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    got to agree. I dont cook a venison roast or steak wanting it to taste like beef. I dont cook a pheasant or grouse wanting it to taste like chicken. I like the taste of venison and sure dont want to cook it enough stuff to hide the taste.
     
  6. 35 Whelen

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    Gamey? The easiest way to eliminate "gamey" taste when eating venison is to remember that venison is not supposed to taste like beef, just like mutton doesn't taste like pork and pork doesn't taste like chicken, salmon doesn't taste like catfish, catfish doesn't taste like trout, etc. So, don't bite into a piece of backstrap thinking it's supposed to taste like ribeye. I personally love the taste of venison and hate when the wife has to buy ground beef.

    Also, take care of the meat. Don't gut shoot a deer then wonder why the meat taste rancid. Don't gut it, then drag it through leaves and mud and wonder why the meat is putrid. If it's hot, get it some place cool. If it's cool, as in 50's or lower, let the deer hang in the shade for several days. If I happen to kill a deer when I know temps won't be out of the 50's, I'll let it hang in my shop for a week if at all possible. Aging meat in this way does wonders for the quality of the meat.

    Somewhere on the 'net, I read an excellent article on cooking meat and the importance of cooking at temps never exceeding 250°F.

    35W

    ETA- Sorry Loyd, had already posted this when I saw your similar post.
     
  7. 03Shadowbob

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    I put a de-boned ham from a young doe I killed in October in the crockpot this morning. Put it on a layer of Vidalia onion slices, st and pepper, golden mushroom soup mixed with cream of mushroom, carrots and taters. At 6:30 it will be down after 10 hours in the pot. It's gonna be damn good!
     
  8. 45crittergitter

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    I don't use a recipe. To reduce gaminess, trim out all the membranes and connective tissue, essentially dissecting your cuts of meat. I just throw the cut in the pot, whittle up some carrots, potatoes, onions and peppers in it, add a bit of most every spice in the cabinet and some mushrooms, maybe a bullion cube and a package of onion/mushroom soup mix, cover with water, turn on low and let it go 8+ hours.
     
  9. 1911 guy

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    Ya'll are misenterpreting gamey taste with tasting like venison. Venison cared for properly tastes like venison. However, deer meat filled with adrenalyn, gotten too warm, or just wasn't generally cared for well enough. The meat might not be spoiled, but the taste has been affected. I'm not going to toss out a pile of meat that pound for pound cost me more than Kobe beef just because it was a warmish day and a long drag out of the woods. So I sometimes choose to doctor it a little.

    So yes, venison does taste like venison, not beef or chicken. But I'm also not going to waste meat because it didn't come out perfect every time.
     
  10. Arkansas Paul

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    I understand what you're saying 1911 guy. Those cuts you're talking about make for good sausage. There's a local butcher here that does jalepeno cheddar summer sausage for $7 per 2 lb stick. Mmmmm it's good. If you suspect a strong gamey flavor, all of the seasonings it takes for sausage would mask the gaminess I imagine.
     
  11. red rick

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    My cockpot venison stew sure is smelling good right now. A friend of mine called me this afternoon to see if I wanted to ride with him to Basspro. He said I smelled like onions when I got in his truck. I told him that I was cooking venison stew.
     
  12. Ms_Dragon

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    Kangaroo tastes very similar to venison.

    Both being very low in fat, high in protein and iron.

    I rather eat either kangaroo or venison that feral pig any day of the week.
     
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    After fixing a wonderful meal like that I hope you got some dessert later!
     
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    1911, got to agree on the favor having some thing to do with adrenaline, where I do the most hunting its with buckshot only and pushed by dogs, warm weather and little hang time for the meat, one thing I have found that helps with improving the favor of the meat is a marinade like you posted.

    But the easiest I have found is to take the roast or what ever and soak it over night in 2 to 4 litters of the CHEAPEST Coke or Pepsi you can find after trimming all the fat and silver skin off, there is something about the coke make up that helps break down and tenderise the meat to boot
     
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    From my great great grandmother:
    To soak the gamey out of wild meat-
    Place the meat in a bowl, cover with water, sprinkle with salt, baking soda, and give it a glug of vinegar. Soak overnight, rinse well the next day and cook 'er up.
    I can personally vouch that this works!
     
  16. bad_aim_billy

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    Never bought into the "adrenaline" or "bad processing" theories about why venison tastes "gamey". I instantly dropped a forkhorn one year that tasted terrible. On the flipside, I've seen old deer that have run a ways after being hit, and then processed in less-than-ideal circumstances, and tasted great.

    Some deer just taste bad.

    And lots of worcester sauce is my favorite for a good vension roast...
     
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