Well fear not! I’ll help you understand how to cook venison, its quirks and advantages and how it compares to cooking other red meat like beef. The most important thing to remember is that you can do most things with venison that you would do with other meats. Steaks, roasts, filets, sausage, burgers, you name it, it can all be done with deer meat. The nice thing is that while familiar, venison does have some of its own unique character that sets it apart from more commonly seen red meats. For that reason, pulling out a great venison dish always feels like a special occasion.
First of all, venison is not that dissimilar to other red meats like beef. It does have a few distinguishing characteristics which slightly alter the way it should be best prepared. If you are totally new to cooking venison, first check out the How to Cook Venison page. There you will find general information about cooking venison. After that, you can move on to specific recipes recipes and other venison topics listed below. While not all of these recipes involve a fire pit or grill, some do and some can certainly be adapted to cook on an open fire.
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