Venison steaks

Venison recipes

This lean, game meat has a deep colour and rich flavour. It comes as a haunch, side, saddle or shoulder, filleted into steak or made into sausage and teams well with fruit, red wine, robust sauces and hard herbs.

21 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Steak and chips gets even more special with rare seared game and homemade fries with mushroom cream sauce

55 mins
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Quinces are a perfect balance to rich venison, and spiked with rosemary they offer a heady depth to this prepare-ahead main

2 hrs and 20 mins
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This mince loaf with sausage, bacon and game meat is as good cold as it is hot. Serve it with our fruity Cumberland sauce

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve up a game version of the classic dinner party puff pastry parcel with mushroom duxelles, prosciutto and mustard

2 hrs and 10 mins
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157 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Venison benefits from long, slow cooking, and this Scottish dish develops a beautifully earthy sweetness – try it as an alternative to turkey, or for Hogmanay

2 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
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10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

If you're a beef-lover, give venison a go – it's rich and flavoursome, but lower in fat

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A stunning centrepiece for any dinner party - how about trying it as an alternative to turkey at Christmas?

3 hrs and 15 mins
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5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Fragrantly spiced, this Moroccan-style stew with ginger, cinnamon and cloves will become your go-to main dish for a make ahead dinner party menu

3 hrs and 45 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

An easy and impressive summer starter for two. The succulence of melon is a great contrast to the richness of cured meats

20 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Venison works well in a steamed suet pastry pudding, filled with rich red wine gravy and added belly pork

4 hrs and 40 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These buttery venison pasties could be prepared ahead of time then heated in the oven until golden brown when you need a warming winter snack

2 hrs and 25 mins
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2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Put piquant chutney centre stage with pan-fried venison steak and a red wine sauce for a deliciously different dinner party main

2 hrs and 5 mins
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5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Spruce up your staple sausage and beans with this low-fat, filling recipe - try venison sausages for even more flavour

30 mins
Easy
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

These cute mini hotdog canapés, using brioche rolls and venison sausages, are perfect for a festive party or buffet

1 hr
Easy
8 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This warming sausage stew is a perfect make-ahead main, with a rich red wine sauce, chestnuts and a creamy mustard mash

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
70 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Blackberries are delicious in savoury sauces, and this version is the perfect match for the richly flavoured venison

25 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This can be eaten as stew or used in a pastry or cottage pie. The chocolate adds an extra richness and glossiness to the finished sauce

2 hrs and 55 mins
Easy
Healthy
14 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Invest in some rich game meat and serve pan-fried with a creamy porcini sauce for a seriously special supper

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
9 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Venison mince makes a tasty change from beef in this easy stew, with wild mushrooms, mustard, smoked paprika and soured cream

55 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Red cabbage dotted with berries perfectly cuts through game meat - serve with buttery mashed potatoes

1 hr and 25 mins
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3 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A wonderful take on a classic steak & kidney pudding, using the best autumnal ingredients

6 hrs
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3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Splash out on some rich game meat for two, then serve seared to your liking with a deep fruity sauce

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

This dinner party roast has a touch of autumn about it with the star anise, roasted carrots and blackberries in the sauce

2 hrs and 40 mins
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9 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Gordon Ramsay creates the ultimate game pie – wonderful autumnal vegetables with pheasant and venison, all under a crisp crust.

1 hr and 35 mins
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