Ground Venison Soup
This is an easy ground venison soup recipe to make (or a great recipe for canning) utilizing deer meat, vegetables, broth, and seasoning. Partnered with homemade rolls, venison soup is a quick and delicious soup dinner ready in 30-45 minutes.
Wild Game Venison Stew with Vegetables
This vegetable soup works well with any wild game meat including ground deer, ground venison, and ground beef. I haven’t tried ground turkey or pork, but I imagine it would also taste great. (Please let us know in the comments!)
Health Benefits of Venison & Vegetable Soup
There are a number of ingredients in this recipe that can be easily grown yourself. Homegrown vegetables have no added preservatives and pesticides, in addition to a number of health benefits over store bought. Studies have also shown that children who grow up with a garden eat more vegetables, are more physically active, and have improved long-term health. Another study in the UK shows that 1 out of 5 kids eat virtually no fresh fruit or vegetables, and 3 out of 5 kids do not eat leafy vegetables. (Another great reason to start growing your own fruits and veggies!)
Venison Hamburger Soup Ingredients
- Ground venison – wild game meat reduces the risk for cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases like cardiovascular, diabetes, COPD, arthritis, psoriasis, etc.
- Onion – one of the easiest vegetables to grow from starts or scraps
- Garlic – a “plant it and forget it” vegetable that can be planted in the fall from cloves in your fridge
- Diced potatoes – harvesting potatoes is a lot easier with these potato grow bags (Amazon affiliate link)
- Beef broth (or venison broth) – canning your own chicken, beef, or deer broth is cheap and easy! Check back later for some of our favorite canning recipes.
- Diced tomatoes – there are thousands of varieties of tomatoes available for you to grow your own
- Diced carrots – can be grown in containers, and can be stored in your fridge for months!
- Peas – one of the first crops you’ll get in the spring, and a second crop can be grown for fall
- Corn – there is a new variety that can be grown in containers
- Green beans – once established, they produce fresh green beans continuously all summer
- Parsley – plant in a container, and bring it in during the winter for fresh parsley all year
- Basil – plant in a container, and bring it in during the winter for fresh basil all year
- Salt and pepper
- Tomato Soup – check back later for a homemade recipe!
Equipment Needed to Make Ground Venison Soup with Vegetables
The best thing about venison vegetable soup is that it is a one-pot meal. I use my favorite dutch oven pot to cook the ground meat, then dump in the broth and vegetables, and simmer with the lid for a bit.
Ground Venison Soup
- 1 pound ground venison
- ½ cup minced or finely diced onion
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 cups diced potatoes
- 4 cups beef broth (or deer broth)
- 1 can condensed tomato soup
- 1 can diced tomatoes (or 1½ cups freshly diced tomatoes)
- 16 oz bag of frozen vegetables (or use 2 cups per 1x batch of a combination of green beans, diced carrots, peas, and corn (about ½ of each vegetable per 1x batch))
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 Tablespoon of fresh parsley per 1x batch)
- ½ teaspoon dried basil (or 1½ teaspoon of fresh basil per 1 x batch)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- In a dutch oven, brown the ground venison, onion, and garlic, breaking meat into crumbles.1 pound ground venison, ½ cup minced or finely diced onion, 2 cloves minced garlic
- While the ground meat is defrosting and cooking, dice the potatoes and fresh vegetables (frozen vegetables are usually already cut up).2 cups diced potatoes
- When the meat is cooked, add beef stock, tomato soup, Worcestershire, seasonings, and vegetables. Stir well, and bring to a boil.2 cups diced potatoes, 4 cups beef broth, 1 can condensed tomato soup, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, ½ teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, 16 oz bag of frozen vegetables
- Simmer in a covered pot for 30 minutes or more to combine the flavors.