Slow Cooker Venison Roast

Background and History:

Venison, a lean and flavorful meat, has been a staple in various cuisines for centuries. Historically, it was a common source of protein for indigenous peoples and early settlers. Today, slow-cooking venison roast allows its natural richness to shine, making it a delightful dish for meat lovers and those seeking a unique culinary experience.

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 pounds of venison roast
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 cup of beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup of red wine (optional)
  • 2-3 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

Instructions:

  • Season the venison roast with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the roast on all sides until it’s browned.
  • Transfer the roast to the slow cooker.
  • In the same skillet, sauté the onions and garlic until they’re fragrant and translucent.
  • Add the carrots and celery and cook for a few minutes.
  • Pour in the wine (if using) and let it simmer for a minute to deglaze the pan.
  • Transfer the sautéed vegetables to the slow cooker along with the broth, thyme, and bay leaves.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the venison is tender.
  • Remove the roast and slice it. Serve with the cooked vegetables and the flavorful broth.

Serves: 4-6

Time:

  • Preparation: 20 minutes
  • Cooking: 6-8 hours in the slow cooker

Nutrition Facts: (Per serving, based on 6 servings)

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 34g
  • Fat: 10g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 4g

Notes:

  • You can substitute red wine with additional broth if you prefer a non-alcoholic version.
  • Venison can be quite lean, so cooking it in a slow cooker helps keep it tender and flavorful.
  • Feel free to customize the vegetables and seasonings to your liking.

Allergy Warning:

  • Check the broth and wine labels for allergen information if you have specific dietary restrictions or allergies.
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