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venison sloppy joes

Easy Venison Sloppy Joes

These Venison Sloppy Joes are so easy to make. And they are so delicious! Just be sure to grab a few napkins before diving into this sandwich.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Heartland
Servings 4 servings
Calories 381 kcal


  • 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.


Sodium: 943mgCalcium: 50mgVitamin C: 12.4mgVitamin A: 450IUSugar: 17gFiber: 2gPotassium: 809mgCholesterol: 40mgCalories: 381kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 9gProtein: 31gCarbohydrates: 41gIron: 5.8mg