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6 Ground Venison Recipe Ideas Other Than Chili

Looking for something different to do with ground venison besides the same chili recipe? Give these recipes a try and you'll likely start running out of ground venison much sooner than ever before

By: OutdoorChannel.com Staff

Ground venison is so versatile and can be used to make a variety of meals. It’s an excellent source of protein and much healthier than ground beef.

We’ve picked out some tasty ground venison recipes for you to try. From juicy burgers to homemade Italian meatballs, your family is sure to find a new favorite.

Jalapeño Blue Cheese Venison Burgers

Blue Cheese Venison Burgers
This juicy jalapeño blue cheese venison burger tastes even better with bacon and extra jalapeño slices. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

This hunting and camping recipe will come in handy when you are deep in the woods on a hunt or in your own backyard.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • ¼ medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ⅛ teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • ⅛ teaspoon hot sauce

Get the Recipe: Jalapeño Blue Cheese Venison Burgers


Venison Taco Pie

Venison Taco Pie
Serve with diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, diced onions, more sour cream and any other taco toppings you like.

Now you can eat your tacos with a fork with this venison taco pie recipe from Lee & Tiffany Lakosky

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds of ground venison
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 12 ounces sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheese

Get the Recipe: Venison Taco Pie


Salsa Verde Enchiladas with Venison

Salsa Verde Enchiladas with Venison
Serve this venison enchiladas recipe alone or with a side of beans and rice. (Nevada Foodies photo)

This is an easy recipe to make with all that left over ground venison burger. You also can substitute ground elk, antelope, turkey or beef. Serve with diced green onion, red chilies, cilantro and sour cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground venison burger
  • 28 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 1 ½ cup salsa verde
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas

Get the Recipe: Salsa Verde Enchiladas with Venison


Venison Cheese Tortellini

Venison Cheese Tortellini
Venison Cheese Tortellini

Enjoy this ground venison dish with salad and garlic bread.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ pounds ground venison
  • 9 ounce package of refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 (28-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded Romano cheese

Get the Recipe: Venison Cheese Tortellini


Venison Cheeseburger Soup

Venison Cheeseburger Soup
The venison burger combined with jalapeño chili peppers, will keep you warm on those cold winter nights. (Photo courtesy of MissHomemade.com)

This venison cheeseburger soup is so delicious, easy to make and a guaranteed belly warmer. This is comfort food at its best. Serve with fresh bread and a salad for the ultimate meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peeled, diced potato
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup jalapeno chili peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon homemade Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ quarts homemade beef broth
  • 1 ½ pounds white American cheese, sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions

Get the Recipe: Venison Cheeseburger Soup


Grain and Dairy Free Venison Meatballs

Grain and Dairy Free Venison Meatballs
Grain and Dairy Free Venison Meatballs

Just like spaghetti and meatballs but with zero guilt. Grain free and dairy free venison meatballs on a bed of chopped Brussels sprouts and zucchini ribbons.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound venison burger
  • 1 mild chorizo or sausage link (removed from casing)
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Get the Recipe: Grain and Dairy Free Venison Meatballs

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