For a cool autumn weeknight, you need a warm and hearty dinner. But you also need it to be quick and easy because it's a weeknight. If you like beef stroganoff, you need to try this version that uses wild game instead. This venison stroganoff recipe checks all the boxes for a filling and easy dinner, not to mention being a tasty dish your whole family will love. It doesn't take much prep time and all you need to round out your meal is a salad and some warm, crusty bread.

If you've never cooked game meat before, it's not that different than regular beef. Venison does have less fat, so a creamy sauce like you make for stroganoff works well. It's also a nutrient-dense meat, but it does have high levels of cholesterol (higher than beef), so if you're keeping an eye on that, try venison in moderation.

Start by cutting venison steaks into cubes. Then in a pie plate, mix together flour, salt, and black pepper. Dredge the venison cubes in the seasoned flour to coat and place on a plate until all the meat has been dredged. In a large skillet (cast iron if you've got it) or dutch oven, sauté sliced mushrooms and onion in butter. Once the onion is soft, add the venison and cook until the meat is no longer pink. Add in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce and simmer until the sauce is reduced, which should take you about 10 minutes.

Take the skillet off of the heat and stir in the sour cream. Cook the egg noodles while the meat and creamy sauce are simmering, and then serve the meat mixture on top of egg noodles. Call your family to the table for a meal of comfort food and enjoy this venison stroganoff!

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Hearty Venison Stroganoff  

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 35 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb venison cut into cubes
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 onions thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 cups cooked egg noodles

Instructions

In pie plate mix together flour, salt, and black pepper. Dredge venison in flour to coat. Place on a plate until ready to use.

In large skillet sauté sliced mushrooms and onion in butter. Once the onion is soft, add venison and cook until no longer pink. Add in beef broth and Worcestershire sauce and simmer until sauce is reduced, about 10 minutes.

Take the skillet off the heat and stir in sour cream. Serve the meat mixture on cooked egg noodles.

Notes

We find that using venison steak works best in this recipe. To prevent the sauce from curdling, make sure to remove the sauce from the heat completely before stirring in the sour cream.

Perfect Pairing

Finish off your meal with a sweet treat! These ROLO pecan truffles are delish!

Nutrition Facts
Hearty Venison Stroganoff
Amount Per Serving
Calories 698 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 219mg 73%
Sodium 1576mg 66%
Potassium 642mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 53g 106%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 14%
Iron 50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.