Considering a crockpot venison stew recipe? Crockpot cooking is a good match for venison, as cooking the meat in a crockpot will help tenderize it. As an added bonus, a crockpot stew is a scrumptious, easy-to-prepare meal that will delight everyone in the family without dirtying all of the dishes in the kitchen.
Preparing The Ingredients
Depending on the amount of stew you want to make, you can adjust the recipe accordingly. You will want to start your meal early in the day so it has time to become a masterpiece before everyone is ready for their evening meal. As it is given here, the recipe is based on using three pounds of cubed venison and should serve roughly six people.
Begin by adding three tablespoons of cooking oil to a frying pan with your three pounds of cubed venison. Brown the meat, and then add the following ingredients to the frying pan without removing the venison:
4 stalks of chopped celery
4 large carrots, sliced thick
3 large potatoes, cut into large chunks
1 chopped onion
3 minced garlic cloves
Continue the browning process, allowing the veggies to brown only slightly, over medium heat. Once the veggies are browned, stir in three tablespoons of flour, one tablespoon of additional oil and two tablespoons of water; brown an additional two to three minutes.
Adding The Venison Stew To The Crockpot
At this point, place the contents of your frying pan into your crockpot. Add the following remaining items:
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh parsley
1 can chicken or vegetable broth
½ cup dry red wine
½ cup water
1 can stewed tomatoes, slightly drained or 1 cup of tomato sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons basil
Salt and pepper to taste
Give everything a few quick stirs. Be sure to stir well from the bottom and sides of your crockpot. Set your crockpot on low. If you got a late start, you can use the medium heat setting, but be aware that the venison will probably not turn out as tender this way. The total cook time, on low, should run between 7 and 10 hours.
About one hour before you plan to serve your yummy crockpot venison stew, you may want to add a few handfuls of frozen English peas or some fresh, sliced mushrooms. This stew is superb when served over steamed white rice or a plate of dumpling-style egg noodles with cheesy garlic bread.
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