Breaking it Down: The Venison Hind Quarter

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Breaking it Down: The Venison Hind Quarter -  When Bobbie Jo makes a venison recipe and mentions cuts like “Eye of Round” or “Top Sirloin” where do these cuts come from on a deer? These and many other cuts are from its hind leg, also called the hind quarter.  In this post I’ll show where the major cuts of meat come from on the deer but focus on the hind quarter since it can be … [Read more...]

Venison Heart Anticuchos

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Walk around most any street in Peru, or attend a sports event and Beef Heart Anticuchos will be the snack you'll most likely encounter. The slightly spicy, tangy meats on a stick are a favorite of Peruvians.  They are so easy to make, and utilize a part of the animal most wouldn't consider.  With a quick marinade in ahi panca sauce, these tasty bites only need a skewer and a few minutes … [Read more...]

Venison Shish Ka-Bobbie Jo

Summer is on it's way so that means it's time to pull out the grill! And this is hands down my favorite shish-ka-bob made my way, so I decided to name it after myself. lol For the best flavor, marinate the venison no less than 24 hours.   I suggest you use a dry aged top butt or backstrap for the most tender cut and cook it no more than medium-rare.

Summer is on it's way so that means it's time to pull out the grill! And this is hands-down my favorite shish kabob made my way, so I decided to name it after myself. lol For the best flavor, marinate the venison no less than 24 hours. I suggest you use a dry aged top butt or backstrap for the most tender cut and cook it to no more than rare to medium-rare. Click on the thumbnail to the … [Read more...]

Horseradish Crusted Venison Top Sirloin with Black Currant Sauce and Caraway Seed Spaetzle Gratin

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A roasted venison top sirloin (aka "football roast") is topped with a horseradish panko crust and served with an easy black currant sauce.  The sweetness from the sauce is a great foil for the bite of horseradish.  Add a side of homemade creamy cheesy caraway seed spaetzle and Sunday dinner just reached a whole new level!   … [Read more...]

Canned Venison Risotto with Smoked Gouda and Toasted Walnuts

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What to make with my last quart jar of canned of 2013 venison before making a new batch? Risotto of course! Given my background, I can’t go more than a few weeks without making risotto. I have made risotto in many different ways with many different additions of vegetables, cheeses, and meats. Even making risotto cakes with leftovers makes the enjoyment of risotto last longer. And canning meats is … [Read more...]

Venison Chili

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Everyone loves venison chili, and I've created this version to be a bit milder for those who can't handle the "three alarm" type. I've added a few tablespoons of mole for a touch of cocoa flavor, and brown sugar for sweetness to balance out the spicy and savory ingredients.   The spices are incorporated by using a "two spice-dump" system, that allows the spices to meld into the chili, … [Read more...]

Deep Freeze Deer

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By Dan Wasilko I recently got back from a muzzleloader whitetail deer hunt in our hometown in Pennsylvania. This is my favorite deer hunt and one that I’ve been doing nearly every year for the past 30 years. I really got in to it when I was in college because the season starts the day after Christmas during the semester break. Since then, I’ve managed to schedule vacation for this hunt during … [Read more...]

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Venison Barley Stew

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I have lots of ingredients in this soup but once they all simmer for a few hours, they create a hearty winter stew. I used the stove top for this recipe, but you could adapt it to the crockpot by cooking everything except the barley, potatoes, frozen vegetables and kale on low heat 4-5 hours, then add the barley for another 2 hours (stir occasionally), then turn up the heat to high and add the … [Read more...]