Crock Pot Shredded Venison Sandwiches

Total Time
5hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs

What to do with all that venison? Here's a great recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut venison roast in half; place in a 5 quart.
  2. slow cooker.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice, soy sauce, liquid smoke if desired and seasonings.
  4. Pour over venison.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 4 1/2 to 5 hours or until meat is tender.
  6. Remove the roast; set aside to cool.
  7. Strain sauce and return to slow cooker.
  8. Shred meat, using two forks; stir into sauce and heat through.
  9. Using a slotted spoon, spoon meat mixture onto each bun.
  10. Yield: 14-18 servings.


Most Helpful

This is an outstanding recipe! By far the best BBQ sauce I have ever come across. My husband is the deer meat lover, but I was the one who had seconds! The meat comes out so tender and absorbs the sauce. The sauce is sweet and tangy. Great on a kaiser bun topped with shredded cheddar cheese. My kids loved it too! I will be making extra to store in the freezer to have on demand.

KentuckyTinkerbell January 23, 2006

Huge hit with my family. Simple to make. I will cut ketchup down to probably 3/4 cup to 1 cup. Flavors were awesome. I opted in for the liquid smoke, although I have to say I didn't really get a taste of it. After shredding meat I removed some (not it kept the meat juicy) strained liquid from the crock pot and added about 1 Tbsp of sugar, brought it to a boil and thickened it with cornstarch/water for about 2 min while stirring constantly. Turned the heat off and let it sit and it had a nice consistency (like a sweet/tangy BBQ sauce to drizzle over the meat). My hubby loved that part as much as he loved the shredded meat. Without thickening it, you'll definitely have more of a French dip type of liquid. That would be yummy, too.

Brittta November 20, 2012

I love hunting and this is a great way to use venison. Excellent was a great hit in our household and made it for our church dinner and it went over so well!

crazy woman January 08, 2011

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