Simple venison stew

    6 hours 10 min

    This slow cooker stew is super-easy to make. Venison is pan-seared, then slowly cooked in a thickened beef gravy with (or without) vegetables. Enjoy with crusty bread, if desired. This recipe also works well with beef stewing meat.

    29 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 1.35kg venison
    • 1.7 litres water or as needed
    • 5 cubes beef stock
    • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    • 5 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 185g sliced carrots
    • 185g chopped celery
    • 230g potatoes, cubed
    • 60g plain flour
    • 250ml hot water

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:5hr40min  ›  Ready in:6hr10min 

    1. Cut meat into bite-sized pieces. Mix with onions and toss mixture with 5 tablespoons flour. Heat oil in a large saucepan and cook over medium low heat until browned.
    2. Place browned meat and stock cubes into slow cooker. Add water until meat is covered with 2.5cm liquid. Cover. Cook on HIGH for about 5 hours. This should be long enough to make meat very tender.
    3. To thicken up the gravy, mix 60g flour with 250ml hot water until flour is dissolved. Pour into slow cooker and stir. Repeat if not thick enough. If you are not using veggies, the stew is ready to pour over the rice now. If you are going to use veggies, add them now. Cook until vegetables are tender.

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    The last time I had venison, I didn't like it, my mother fried it. Last night I tried this receipe with sliced garlic, olive oil, lots of sliced mushrooms and green beans with potatoe, carrots and celery. I cooked it slowly in a large cast iron dutch oven, and the stew completely dis-appeared. We loved it. Can't wait to make another batch.  -  05 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    There was no gamey flavor at all from the venison. All five of my children actually ate this the night I made it and again for leftovers!  -  14 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The family loved this. I did not have time to prepare in the slow cooker, so I made it on the stove, added 3T vinegar to tenderize the meat. Turned out geat.  -  04 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)