Just canned 15 pints of hind quarters. Any ideas for meals with it??
Canned venison recipies
I canned a whole deer this year minus the back straps. 36 pints. Raw packed in cubes with 1/2 tsp canning salt, 1/2 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp pepper. I like making stroganoff. Pour over a bed of pasta. Or will just take a pint to work and eat right out of the jar at room temp. Delish!
I can mine in quart jars. Cut into cubes pack jars tight add 1 tsp canning salt. No need to add liquid if you don’t want it makes it’s own. Lately been cubing up some pork loin and mixing it with the venison. Just makes for a few more quarts and it’s tasty
Canned venison has become one of my absolute favorite meals.
I like to fry a bed of onions and carrots with bits of bacon, and then mix in the canned venison. Top off with a little home made hot sauce and it is incredible.
Also very good with BBQ and shredded. Similar to pulled pork.
2019 season was good to me and I got two deer, so I canned the front quarters and made 8 pints (that's what fits in my pressure cooker). That's about 10 pounds of meat.
It's also really good to just open up the jar and eat it cold. Makes an excellent lunch if in a hurry.
How does everyone can their venison? For me I cut it in chunks, brown it, stuff the pint jars as much as I can then fill with liquid, which I just use a Lipton Onion Soup Mix, follow directions on the package, and I add one clover of garlic to each jar. Pressure cook at 10 PSI for 75 minutes.
I canned a bunch of last year's deer with some BBQ sauce. It enhances the flavor a bit but if you're really wanting to make BBQ sandwiches out of it, you're going to have to add more. My wife dumps a pint of canned venison in a pot and adds BBQ sauce and spices and makes some really good sammies. I've even started picking up cuts of beef in the close-out section cheap and have been canning that for when the venny runs out.
Heat it up, take meat out and thicken the sauce to make gravy. I use corn starch/water until it's thickened to my liking. Then serve over mashed potatoes.
Second thing I use canned venison for is in chili. Add jar to your favorite chili recipe (I like black bean chili). So good!
There is a thread in the Recipes forum with a number of ideas. I want to try the one that involves canning it with the bbq sauce. Sounds awesome.
Thank you sir!
I use a brown gravy mix to get one cup of gravy. Use about 3/4 cup water instead of the one cup in the instructions. Add to that 3/4 cup water the liquid in the canned venison. Simmer the gravy as per instructions, add canned venison and simmer another 10 minutes. Put over potatoes, noodles, bread or in buns. You can also make up vegetable stock for soup and add canned venison for a “vegetable beef” soup. Drain the canned venison well and mix with your favorite barbecue sauce and simmer 20 minutes for barbecued. “beef” sandwiches. Substitute canned venison for hamburger in chili or a casserole.