Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Deer and Dumplins

Me and my husband are big deer hunters. It's our version of quality time. We usually go down to Texas where our family lives and hunt whitetail. We have a lot of deer meat in the deep freeze so I am constantly coming up with recipes for it. This is one of my favorites, along with chicken fried deer steak which I will probably post soon.


* 2-3 lbs deer meat, cubed
* 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
* 2 tablespoons butter
* handful flour
* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 1 1/2 cups diced celery
* 1 1/2 cups diced carrots
* 1 teaspoon minced garlic clove
* 2 tablespoons Season-All salt
* 1 bay leaf
* salt and pepper
* 1 (7 1/2 ounce) can buttermilk biscuits


Put your cubed venison in a large bowl, add salt and pepper and enough flour to coat the meat.

Melt the butter in a large pot, add the vegetable oil, then the onion and then deeply brown the meat.

Throw in your celery and carrots, garlic, Season All and bay leaf, add enough water to cover.

Stir well and then cover, simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

When the timer goes off, take the biscuits and tear them into pieces, drop the pieces into the stew.

Cook uncovered on medium heat for 10 minutes.

Cook covered on medium heat for 10 minutes.


  1. I am so glad you posted this! Someone at work gave my husband a ton of deer meant and I don't know what to do with it. Thanks!

  2. The only thing we hunt is morel mushrooms (which is fortunate for the deer in our yard!) so I have never cooked deer meat before. I have surprisingly only eaten it once when I was growing up and my uncle dressed the deer in our yard (I am wondering why he didn't do it in his own yard). I may have to hit up some friends to get some deer meat to try this one out! It sounds great.

  3. Ive never had deer meat before but this certainly sounds delicious. And with dumplings..MMM.