18 Reviews

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.

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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 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.

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Brittta November 20, 2012

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!

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crazy woman January 08, 2011

Hello Sharon123, Tried your recipe exactly as you instucted. It was great, my wife who is not much of a venison eater loved it. I know how I'll use all of my venison roasts from now on. Thanks for a great recipe.

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Art2 April 01, 2004

Yahoo!... another venison winner! I personally do not care for venison (especially because hubby goes for the 'mature' bucks). 3 of the 4 venison recipes that I have made from this web site have not failed... this being one of the successes. Excellent! No gamey flavor what-so-ever. I threw it in the crock-pot when I got home from a meeting this a.m. (around 11:00). It is now 4:30 and I'm already sampling it (while waiting for hubby and son to get home. They're gonna love it). I did use one reviewers advice and cut the catsup down to 1 cup, but that's the only change I made. I don't think I will thicken this, like another person did. I kinda like the running 'broth'. It shredded perfectly. No one would ever know that this was venison if you didn't tell them. I used a 3 lb venison rump roast, but kept all the other amounts the same (besides the catsup). Thank you for another way to use up our deep-freezer full of venison. I made my My KFC Coleslaw Re-Make to serve along side these sandwiches. What a great dinner we shall have. P.S. Even with a 3 lb roast, this makes a lot. I'm planning on having some left-overs for the football games tomorrow! The boys better hurry home! Thanks again. (Made for PRMR)

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rosie316 December 28, 2013

The flavor is OK, but the ketchup flavor still pokes through a little bit. It was too thin on the day we made it, but the leftovers thickened up in the 'fridge overnight.

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Lionstone May 06, 2009

OMG, what a fantastic recipe! Both of my children gobbled it down and asked for seconds. Neither is much of a fan of venison. My SO is already planning on having me make a batch to bring to camp the next time he goes. Super easy and delicious! The only thing I changed was that I used steaks because we didn't have any roasts in the freezer. Came out fantastic anyway. This recipe is a true winner and will definitely go into the regular rotation. It makes me look forward to hunting season!

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Just J January 28, 2009

I am not sure that I followed your directions correctly. I did not know how to strain the liquid in the crockpot and just stirred it instead. My sauce was way to runny and I was unable to use it with our sandwiches. Do you have any recommendations? We liked the taste and would like to try it again...

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wwltmom September 30, 2007

I've made this 3 times now, and it was easy and delicious each time! I like the liquid smoke-this has a great combination of flavors most men will love-mine did. Thanks!

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Kaarin September 01, 2007

This is absolutely fabulous! Best venison I've tasted in a while. Will be using this recipe a lot. Thanks for posting.

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gwynn April 26, 2007
Crock Pot Shredded Venison Sandwiches