Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs
What to do with all that venison? Here's a great recipe!
- 4 lbs boneless venison roast
- 1 1⁄2 cups ketchup
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (optional)
- 2 teaspoons celery salt
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 drops hot pepper sauce, to taste
- 14 -18 hamburger buns, split
- Cut venison roast in half; place in a 5 quart.
- slow cooker.
- In a large bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, lemon juice, soy sauce, liquid smoke if desired and seasonings.
- Pour over venison.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 1/2 to 5 hours or until meat is tender.
- Remove the roast; set aside to cool.
- Strain sauce and return to slow cooker.
- Shred meat, using two forks; stir into sauce and heat through.
- Using a slotted spoon, spoon meat mixture onto each bun.
- Yield: 14-18 servings.
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.
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 all...so 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.
I love hunting and this is a great way to use venison. Excellent flavor...it was a great hit in our household and made it for our church dinner and it went over so well!