Slow Cooker Venison Sloppy Joes Recipe -
Slow Cooker Venison Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Slow Cooker Venison Sloppy Joes

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"This recipe comes from my friend who is a guide in Alaska - it's excellent for sandwiches, on rolls with sharp Cheddar cheese. Yum yum! Slow cooked in a slow cooker so even the toughest of roasts or stew meats will work; eventually the meat just falls apart! Also good served over hot cooked rice. Delicious!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 5 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove from skillet, crumble and set aside. Brown stew meat in bacon grease for flavor.
  2. Put onion, sugar, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, garlic, mustard, ketchup, salt and pepper in slow cooker and mix well. Add bacon and venison and stir together.
  3. Cook for a minimum of 8 hours on Low setting. Use a fork to separate the meat into a thick and yummy Sloppy Joe-style barbecue.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2008

this was awesome! i used ground instead of stew meat, added alittle beef broth and a little water! my husband raved and i liked it also! will definately have this recipe again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 13, 2008

I couldn't help but feel something was amiss when I saw one tablespoon of cumin. I think that the rave reviews are coming from people who hate the taste of venison. I followed the recipe exactly and thought the cumin overwhelmed any other flavor.

Jan 04, 2005

This slow cooker sloppy joe recipe is a definite keeper!! I was looking for something different to do with all the deer meat in our freezer and was not disappointed with this. A bonus is that it's done in the slow cooker! Everyone loved this and even looked forward to leftovers the day after!

Mar 04, 2006

This is so good! This was awesome made with steaks and cutlets. I pulled it apart at 7 hours and let it simmer another hour. Tonight I used ground venison and it was a hit at our potluck. I used 4 lbs of meat and 2 1/2 times the other ingredients. Delicious!!

Dec 08, 2006

Yummm, this was delicious. My husband does not like ketchup or mustard, so I replaced with bbq sauce. Final result tasted more like a pulled-pork style sandwich as opposed to a sloppy joe. I put this in the crockpot during hunting season, and it was ready to go when the hungry boys came out of the woods. This is definitely a keeper.

Nov 03, 2010

My fiance is a huge hunter and I always have a freezer full of venison to cook with. This is deff. one of his favorites and it is so easy.I also love this recipe because I make a big bake with the leftovers the next day so its 2 dinners in 1. Just take a 9x13 pan. Spread 2 cans of crecent rolls across the bottom then put the meat and cover with cheddar cheese. Last step is to cover top with 1 more can of crecent rolls ( I make it a lattice top) bake at 375 for 20-30 min. or till browned and warmed through. So Good!

Dec 21, 2009

Awesome! I made this for a party and it was a huge hit. I used ground venison instead of stew meat and it turned out great. I browned the meat and then cooked it in the slow cooker for 4 hours instead of 8. I served them with potato slider rolls instead of full sized hamburger buns. Next time, I think I will try adding diced green peppers.

Jan 21, 2009

I've never had Venison before trying this recipe. My husband's friend gave us some and we didn't know what to do with it. It was a fabulous recipe and I would try it again in a hearbeat. No additions or substitutes needed. Thank You.


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  • Calories
  • 538 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 191 mg
  • 64%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 51.8 g
  • 104%
  • Sodium
  • 1071 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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