Slow cooker apple-scented venison

    6 hours 15 min

    My step-mum's recipe for a tasty roast venison. The apple does something magical! The gravy goes great with mashed potatoes.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 (1.3kg) boneless venison roasting joint
    • 1 large apple, cored and quartered
    • 2 small onions, sliced
    • 4 cloves crushed garlic
    • 250ml boiling water
    • 1 beef stock cube

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr15min 

    1. Spread the olive oil on the inside of a slow cooker. Place the venison joint inside, and cover with apple, onions and garlic. Turn to Low, and cook until the venison is tender, about 6 to 8 hours.
    2. When the venison has cooked, remove it from the slow cooker, and place onto a serving platter. Discard the apple. Stir the water and stock cube into the slow cooker until the cube has dissolved. Serve this as a gravy with the venison.

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    The apples are an essential key to removing any "gamey" taste the roast might have had. We made some alterations for a FANTASTIC pulled roast/stew recipe....First we rubbed salt, pepper and crushed rosemary onto the roast. Placed it into slowcooker with additions (onions, apple, loads of extra garlic), and let sit, covered, for about 10hours on low. In the morning, we added a 14oz can of beef broth, 1/2 bottle of Bell's Porter beer and a few chopped carrots and let it simmer until dinner time. NExt time we'll add a few more veggies to make the most DELICIOUS stew ever! But, as it was, we thoroughly enjoyed it in a bowl served over some cheesy mashed potatoes with gravy (made from the stock). Yum!  -  28 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I have made venison roasts in a crockpot several times before, with different recipe variations, but they always came out dry and tasting like they were cooked in a crockpot. My husband LOVED this version; the roast stays moist and the flavor was so good. I will definitely recommend this to all the other hunter's wives I know!  -  14 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious! I think the apples take away the gamey taste. I omitted the oil and used one cup of beef broth in lieu of the hot water and bullion cube. Simple yet very tasty…I will make it again but I will probably salt and pepper to the roast before cooking.  -  22 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)