Recipe: Venison Stew

Venison Stew and Mustard Greens with Whole Wheat Sourdough Toast


  • 1 lb. venison cubes, trimmed of fat
  • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 c. carrots, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 4 beef bouillon cubes
  • 4 c. water
  • 1 c. ketchup (I used all-natural Hunt’s)
  • 2 Tbsp. Worchestershire Sauce (I used Lea & Perrin’s Thick Sauce)
  • 2 Tbsp. stone ground mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 c. barley


Heat olive oil in stockpot over medium heat. Meanwhile, mix together flour, salt and pepper. Trim off excess fat from venison and coat in flour mixture. Sear meat on all sides in hot olive oil, 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and onion, and cook 1 more minute.

Add carrots, water and bouillon. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Combine ketchup, mustard, Worchestershire and rosemary. Add to stew, along with bay leaf. Simmer for up to one hour. 30 minutes prior to serving, add barley, bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer.

Serves 6.

Alternate: Day 2, I added some pre-cooked mixed grains (about 2 c. of the Harvest Grain Blend from Trader Joe’s, which contains orzo, couscous, and quinoa) and 1 c. of the leftover mustard greens. It was a great addition and made it a little heartier.

One response to “Recipe: Venison Stew

  1. Sounds good. I will have to try this, but I would probably substitute organic canned beef stock for the bouillon. This would be a good dish to have the next time Herman and I come for a visit. 🙂 Love you.

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