About this recipe: An easy slow cooker recipe, all ingredients are diced and thrown into the slow cooker with no pre-cooking prep work. A hearty tasting stew that is not 'gamey', it would work just as well with beef.
This was a really lovely tasting stew and a very easy recipe although I did have to adjust cooking times a bit. I couldn't get venison so did 2/3 diced beef and 1/3 venison sausages and it was still yum . I served it with homemade bread and it made a great complete meal. Fantastic for winter nights, thank you! - 05 Dec 2010
Used different ingredients. I couldn't get venison stewing meat so I used 2/3 diced beef and 1/3 venison sausages. Because my slow cooker a) wasn't big enough for all the ingredients and b) didn't at any stage get hot enough to boil, the last hour was done in a very large pan on the hob. I put all the ingredients bar the sausages, the mushrooms and the peas in the slow cooker in the morning. When I was ready to transfer everything I cut the sausages into chunks and fried them and the mushrooms for a few minutes to brown a little. Then I deglazed the pan with a little balsamic vinegar and added everything from the slow cooker. I added the peas towards the end then the cornflour and water as per the recipe. - 05 Dec 2010
Went down a treat in my house. Will definitely be making it again. I added a bit of dried thyme, and halved all the ingredients as there were only x2 adults and x1 child eating this, but other than that I didn't change the recipe. Was a very hearty meal for a cold winters evening, served with crusty buttered bread - Yum! - 16 Dec 2015