Super-easy venison stew

Super-easy venison stew


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About this recipe: This delicious venison stew is amazingly simple to make. Cooking this stew by the slow cooking method, creates the most wonderfully, tender chunks of venison. Serve with mashed potatoes for a winter warmer.


Serves: 8 

  • 900g venison, cut into cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 kiwi, peeled, sliced
  • 350ml red wine
  • 4 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled, cut into chunks
  • 1 sprig rosemary, leaves only, finely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 sprig thyme, leaves only, finely chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 125ml beef stock
  • 5 potatoes, peeled, cubed
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 parsnips, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 225g fresh mushrooms, sliced

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:4hr15min  ›  Extra time:8hr marinating  ›  Ready in:12hr45min 

  1. Season the venison with salt and pepper and place into a bowl. Stir in the kiwi slices and red wine until evenly mixed. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. Drain the venison, reserving the red wine marinade. Pick out the pieces of kiwi from the venison and place them with the red wine marinade. Squeeze as much marinade from the venison as you can. Dust the venison with 4 tablespoons flour.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan or saucepan over medium-high heat. Place the floured venison cubes in the hot oil and cook until browned on all sides, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the venison cubes to a slow cooker. Stir the garlic, onion, rosemary and thyme into the frying pan and cook until the edges of the onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes. Pour in the balsamic vinegar and the reserved red wine marinade. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Pour the onion mixture into the slow cooker and stir in the beef stock, potatoes, carrots, parsnips and mushrooms, until evenly mixed. Add water if needed to just cover the vegetables.
  4. Cover the slow cooker and set to LOW. Cook until the venison is easily pulled apart with a fork and the vegetables are tender, about 4 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Cook's note

Venision is available during the gaming season - April to February.

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