Let Venison Reign Supreme this Thanksgiving!

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Venison Meat Pie

Who says apple, pecan, and pumpkin are the only pies allowed at Thanksgiving? If you love pot pies or shepherd's pie, then give this venison meat pie a whirl. If you’ve never made pie crust before, then this will likely be the most challenging part, but if you get it right, you’ll have a dish that people will be fighting over!


Deer Steaks and Gravy

Any recipe that combines venison, gravy, and bacon is sure to please! This venison dish from Food.com uses the rich aromas of onion to enhance the flavor, but it could be a challenge to create, as making gravy is a finicky yet rewarding process. Besides salt and pepper, this recipe only uses five ingredients, making it simple and affordable.


Emeril’s Venison and Wild Mushroom Stew


BAM! Okay, maybe mushroom stew doesn’t exactly “kick it up a notch,” but this earthy comfort food will impress even the most experienced chefs. Be warned, as this venison stew uses over 20 ingredients, including leek, red wine, parsnip, and amber beer, so it can be complex. If preparing your venison meal currently includes slicing deer sausage and placing it on a cracker, then you may want to try something else. But if you’re ready to up the ante, this is the Thanksgiving recipe you need!


Pan Roasted Venison

Another recipe that’s high on the ingredient count, this dish, perhaps more than the others, allows you and your family to truly appreciate the flavor and texture of venison. While it’s flavored meticulously, this delightful venison dish isn’t covered in gravy or soaking in a broth, it’s just seared and baked venison that tastes truly delicious.

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