Ground Venison Sloppy Joes Recipe
Since we’re using deer meat, we’ll call this recipe “Sloppy Does”. This ground venison sloppy joes recipe is made with a handful of ingredients, and is great for when your dinner plans are stuck in a rut. Another i-deer, use Hawaiian buns to add a bit more flavor to the sandwiches.
Old Fashioned Sloppy Joes Recipe (from scratch)
You’ll never go back to Manwhich again, once you taste how great this recipe is (and see how easy it is to make). Defrosting and cooking the ground deer meat takes most of the time, so allow about 30-45 minutes for this meal if your venison is frozen. Ketchup and mustard taste much better when made from scratch. (A recipe will be linked in the future.)
Ingredients Needed to Make Ground Venison Sloppy Joe Sauce
- Ground Venison: Ground venison is the main ingredient in these sloppy joes, but ground beef will also work well for big game hunters who got skunked last season. Any ground wild game meat will work including elk, deer, buffalo, etc.
- Brown Sugar: Brown sugar adds sweetness and a bit of smoky flavor to the sauce.
- Mustard: Mustard adds a bit of tang to the flavor of the sloppy joes, giving interest and complementing the sweetness of the sauce.
- Ketchup: Also called catsup, is the base of the sauce added to the meat.
- Hamburger Buns: Hawaiian buns make this recipe over-the-top delicious.
Equipment Needed to Make Wild Game Sloppy Joes
- Cast iron dutch oven (Amazon affiliate link)
How to Make Venison Sloppy Joes
This recipe makes about 4 sloppy joe sandwiches, or click the 2x for a family of four.
Venison Sloppy Joes
- 1 pound Ground Venison
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Mustard
- 1/2 cup Ketchup
- 4 Hawaiian hamburger buns
- Defrost ground venison, then brown the deer meat over medium heat in a dutch oven or cast iron skillet.1 pound Ground Venison
- While venison meat is browning, mix together catsup, mustard, and brown sugar in a bowl.2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar, 2 Tablespoons Mustard, 1/2 cup Ketchup
- Once the ground venison is cooked, add the sauce mixture and reduce the heat to low. Simmer the meat in the sauce until it thickens to your desired taste (we cook ours until it is almost dry, for about 5-10 minutes). Toast the buns if desired.4 Hawaiian hamburger buns
- Top the buns with the sloppy joe meat, and enjoy!
Other Venison Recipes:
- Venison Sloppy Joes
- Venison Burgers
- Venison Pot Pie
- Venison Roast
- Venison Stew
- Venison Salisbury Steak and Gravy
- Venison Lumpia Recipe (Filipino egg rolls)
- Venison Shepherd’s Pie
- Venison Breakfast Sausage Recipe
- Venison Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
- Venison Breakfast Skillet
- Ground Venison Soup
- Venison Tater Tot Casserole
- Venison Stroganoff
- Venison Chili
- Venison Tacos
- Venison Cheeseburger Macaroni