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Busy Day Deer Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Busy Day Deer

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"This is just a recipe I threw together one day when I had some deer round steak to use up! Yum!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet. Cook the onion, pepper, and venison in the hot oil until the meat is cooked through. Stir in the soup mix and the water. Continue cooking until the onion and pepper are tender. Add the flour and whisk over the heat until there are no lumps. Cook and stir until sauce has thickened.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 16, 2008

I didn't have a green pepper so I used fresh mushrooms but green pepper would probably taste good also. This is what I did: First of all, I did not use the olive oil. When I told Grumpy it called for olive oil he told me not to do it, that you should always use butter when cooking venison. (Yeah, he's my venison "expert" so I have to listen to him!)I sauteed the mushrooms(would have done the same if I had peppers). When they were cooked down I removed the mushrooms from the pan and sauteed the venison. I added the mushrooms back to the pan when the venison was cooked, mixed in the soup mix with 3 cups of the water. I mixed the other 1/2 cup of water with 2 TBSP flour. I found this was not enough flour to thicken this to gravy, so I added a little less than 2 TBSP more flour with just enough water to make it smooth. You should always mix the flour with the cold liquid you are going to add to the hot boilng liquid in your pan to prevent lumps. Thanks for the recipe! It is great for a night when you don't have a lot of time!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 16, 2009

Still tasted gamey.

Jan 20, 2011

responding to Kay's review!! To get rid of the gamey taste just soak meat in water, keep chan ging the water until it runs clear (no blood left) and gamey taste is gone!

Feb 24, 2008

I too used the changes made by Grumpy's honeybunch but with one more change. I used Elk instead of Deer. I could not believe how tender the meat was. My husband who is also an avid hunter loved it. I will definitely do this again!

Feb 10, 2008

This was good, I added diced potatoes. That made it even better.

Feb 18, 2010

My husband loved this!!!! He said the gravy that it made was the best venison gravy he had ever had. I had to make a few alteration,s due to what I had on hand. I used a package of pepper and onion stirfry mix, so I browned the venison first, then added the stirfry, and I had no onion soup mix, so I added beef base, and added onion and garlic powder. He has been raving all night long about how good it was, and when will I make this again. Thanks so much for the keeper. PS. I have some venison that we canned I think I may try it with that. It is so tender, even before I put it in a pan.

Feb 12, 2008

I followed the steps in the review by Grumpy's Honeybunch (thank you, I've never thickened gravy without lumps successfully before now)and also omitted green peppers (yuck) and added fresh mushrooms. Overall this was good but I felt that the gravy was kind of lacking in the flavor department. Otherwise this was enjoyable and most importantly, fast. I will make it again and next time I may try marinating and/or adding different seasoning- something to give it some kick.

Apr 29, 2012

My husband and I loved this. However,I did make a change. I didn't have a dry soup mix so I used a can of cream of mushroom soup, two spoonfuls of sour cream and a splash of milk. I also seasoned my meat with garlic, tony's and black pepper. This meal was quick and delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 9.6 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 22.8 g
  • 46%
  • Sodium
  • 484 mg
  • 19%

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

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