Comfort Food

Comfort food is food that stirs up fond foodie memories and makes you feel warm and cozy. These comfort food recipes deliver on that promise.

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Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf

I caught my fiance eating this meat loaf cold, right out of the fridge! He encouraged me to send in the recipe. If you have a deer hunter in the family, be sure to give this a try.

Venison Tortilla Lasagna

I always keep a copy of this recipe around, because every time someone new tries this lasagna, they want to...


Venison Dumpling Stew

Dill-seasoned dumplings top this homey stew featuring tender venison, carrots and potatoes. —Elizabeth Smith, Middlebury, Vermont


Venison and Beans

"When I was first married, I had no idea how to cook game," writes Jill Kerr of York, Pennsylvania. "I...


Shredded Venison Sandwiches

"My husband hunts for deer every November, so I'm always looking for new recipes for venison," relates Ruth Setterlund from...

Venison Tenderloins

"Venison is not typically the best meat for grilling, but with this marinade, the steaks come out tender, juicy and...


Pasta Pizza Venison Bake

Venison gives a pleasant change-of-pace flavor to this quick-to-fix pasta casserole. "Since my husband is an avid hunter, I'm always...

Spinach Venison Lasagna

"I often use elk for this. You can also make it using ground beef," says Jo Mitchell from Mountain View,...


Hunter’s Delight

“We live in the ’north woods,’ so we usually have an ample supply of venison. This is a recipe our...


Spinach Venison Quiche

This exceptional quiche is a favorite of Gloria Long and her husband, Greg, from Morehead City, North Carolina. The spinach...


Venison Pepper Stew

This flavorful stew works well with a variety of wild game. The meat turns out to be very tender and...

Apple Venison Meat Loaf

Venison is a nice change of pace from turkey for a holiday meal. This meat loaf doesn’t taste gamey, and...


Venison Sausage Meatballs

These meatballs are a savory blend of ground venison and pork sausage, with water chestnuts for crunch. "This is my...


Venison on Caraway Rolls

"When a family friend shared his hunting bounty with us, I looked for new ways to serve the venison," relates...


Venison Meatballs

"I learned to cook game while my husband was a forestry student," recalls Sheila Reed from Fredericton, New Brunswick. "We...


Wild Rice Venison Stew

"With three hunters in the family and plenty of wild rice on hand, this hearty stew is a 'must' at...

Venison Chili

"This meaty chili is nicely seasoned and has gotten many 'very good' responses from my friends," says Gary Urness of...


Venison Vegetable Soup

We always seem to have venison in the freezer, so I came up with the recipe for this delicious soup...


Ground Venison Burgers

Even folks who aren't fans of ground venison recipes will enjoy these zippy burgers, deliciously topped with pepper cheese and...


Tangy Venison Stroganoff

Ellen Spes of Caro, Michigan coats tender chunks of venison and chopped onion with a silky sour cream sauce.


Venison Roast

"We've always cooked with venison...and this tender flavorful roast and gravy have been a favorite at our house for years,"...


Hearty Venison Stew

When he simmers a pot of his satisfying stew, Rick Sullivan of Henryville, Indiana stirs plenty of garlic and herbs...


Venison Pot Roast with Vegetables

"This hearty dish has tender meat and wonderful seasonings," relates Debbie Phillips of Pittsburg, Texas. "Game is plentiful around our...


Beer-Braised Roast with Root Vegetables

I like the combination of seasoned vegetables and lean meat in this recipe, and my wife likes how the seasonings...

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Hearty Hunter’s Stew

Moist, tender meat and thick, rich gravy are the hallmarks of my classic recipe simmered in a cast-iron pot. —Joyce...


Grilled Venison and Vegetables

My husband enjoys hunting, and it's my challenge to find new ways to serve venison. This recipe makes hearty kabobs...


Wild West Chili

My sister-in-law, who has cooked for many years at the family ranch, shared this hearty recipe with me. I make...


Venison Vegetable Stew

—Jennifer Whitaker, North Central, Massachusetts


Venison Meat Loaf

My mother, who claims she can detect venison in any recipe, didn't have a clue it was in this tender...


Beef or Venison Stew

I am an avid hunter so ever year we have venison to eat. I use it a lot in recipe...