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Serves 6

Rich casserole

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  • Ingredients:
  • 2lb Venison (cubed)
  • 5fl oz port
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or beef dripping
  • 4 oz smoked bacon (diced)
  • 1 large onion (roughly diced)
  • 1 oz plain flour
  • 1 & 1/2 pints beef stock
  • 8 oz cranberries
  • 8 oz Chestnuts
  • 4 oz mushrooms (button preferred, or other to suit personal tastes)
  • 1 bayleaf
  • pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3fl oz double cream
  • Method:
  • Set the oven to 275F. Heat the fat in a flameproof casserole dish and brown the venison cubes. Add the bacon and onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the flour. Pour in the stock & port. Then add the cranberries, chestnuts, mushrooms and bayleaf. season to taste.
  • Bring slowly to simmering point then cover and cook in the oven for 2 to 2&1/2 hours(ensure the meat is tender). Remove from the oven and stir in the cream.
  • Serve with a potato dish of your choice.


    1. set oven
    2. brown venison
    3. add bacon and onion
    4. add flour
    5. add juices and cook

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