Easy Venison Sloppy Joes 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes



  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lb ground venison
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • hamburger buns


In large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is tender and transparent, about 5 minutes. Add venison and cook through, breaking apart with a wooden spoon.

Once meat is browned add tomato sauce, ketchup, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and apple cider vinegar. Reduce heat to low and simmer until mixture thickens, about 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve on hamburger buns.


Looking for something fun? Try substituting pretzel buns in place of hamburger buns. Yum!

If you like your sloppy joes really thick simmer mixture 30-35 minutes.

Perfect Pairing

Add a side of Twice Baked Potato Bites to sop up all the Sloppy Joe sauce.