Venison Stroganoff is Comfort Food
What makes eating wild game meat better? Knowing you were “stroganoff” to drag him out of the thicket you shot him in! This venison stroganoff recipe is one of my family’s favorite ways to eat big game meat. We use ground deer meat that we hunted, egg noodles, and home canned broth. Partnered with homemade dinner rolls or biscuits, this ground venison stroganoff makes amazing comfort food.
Ground Venison is Nutritious
For a healthier recipe, saute onion and use fresh garlic over medium heat to season venison. I use this hand chopper (Amazon affiliate link) to quickly mince the veggies without irritating my eyes. I also dice the fresh mushrooms into smaller pieces, since my kids don’t care for large mushroom chunks. I use homemade beef stock, which is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. When the homemade beef broth is combined with the Worcestershire sauce, it is a delicious liquid to cook the egg noodles in.
Equipment Needed to Make Deer Stroganoff
Venison stroganoff tastes best when cooked in a cast iron dutch oven (Amazon affiliate link). Most wild game recipes have great flavor when cooked in cast iron, and is also healthier than when cooked in toxic nonstick pots and pans (read more about toxic nonstick cookware in this article). With this recipe, deer stroganoff tastes almost identical to beef stroganoff. I use ground venison, however, you could use any ground meat, or diced venison steak.
Stroganoff Gravy Ingredients
- Ground venison
- Worcestershire sauce
- Beef broth
- Egg noodles
- Sour cream
- Mrs. Dash
How to Make Venison Stroganoff
After browning the ground big game meat and mushrooms, sprinkle all purpose flour to coat the browned bits of seasoned venison. This will help to make a creamy sauce with the beef broth, without any lumps! After the noodles have cooked, you can turn the stove down to low heat and add the sour cream sauce (and Mrs. Dash). In my experience, the flavor of Mrs. Dash decreases the longer it is cooked. So for full flavor, I add it right before serving.
- 1 Pound Ground Venison
- 2 Cloves Minced garlic (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder per 1x)
- 1/4 Cup Minced Onion (or 1/2 tsp onion powder per 1x)
- 8 oz mushrooms
- 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 2 Cups Beef broth (or venison broth)
- 8 oz wide egg noodles
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash
- 1/4 tsp black pepper (or more to taste)
- Brown venison with onion and garlic1 Pound Ground Venison, 1/4 Cup Minced Onion, 2 Cloves Minced garlic
- When venison is almost cooked, add mushrooms and worcestershire8 oz mushrooms, 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- After venison is cooked, add flour to coat the meat2 Tbsp flour
- add beef broth2 Cups Beef broth
- add noodles to broth, and cook under covered pan until soft (about 10 minutes)8 oz wide egg noodles
- once noodles are cooked, add sour cream, pepper, and Mrs. Dash1/3 cup sour cream, 2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash, 1/4 tsp black pepper
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