Drew's Venison Steaks and Gravy

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

I've been making this comfort food forever, and it's DH's favorite. I especially like the creamy gravy over rice or mashed potatoes. If you want a stroganoff-like gravy, stir in 8 ounces of sour cream at the last minute, and serve over wide noodles!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb cubed venison
  • 1 package dry lipton onion and mushroom soup mix
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon
  • 12-1 cup water
  • 12 cup white wine or 12 cup water
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced or diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms or 1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained or 2 ounces dried mushrooms (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 14 cup water


  1. Spray cast iron skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat on high.
  2. Cut cubed venison into serving-size pieces.
  3. Brown venison on each side, about 1 minute.
  4. In bowl, add 1/2 cup water, wine, bouillon and soup mix.
  5. Stir to mix well.
  6. Add soup mixture to skillet, along with onions (and mushrooms if you decide to use them).
  7. Cover skillet and lower heat to simmer.
  8. Cook about 30-45 minutes (gravy will thicken).
  9. Add a little more water if gravy gets too thick before meat is fork-tender.
  10. GRAVY: When meat is very tender, mix cornstarch with water to make a slurry.
  11. Pour slurry into hot liquids in skillet, stirring until gravy returns to a boil and is thickened.
  12. Serve steaks with gravy over steamed rice or mashed potatoes.
  13. FOR A STROGANOFF: Stir in 8 ounces sour cream, heat until warm but not boiling.
  14. Serve over wide noodles.
  15. Variations: Other seasonings you could add: 1/4 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp oregano, OR 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning.
  16. If you like hot/spicy foods, add 1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red peppers.
Most Helpful

Venison lovers take note, this is wonderful! The whole family ate it! Even my picky eater! I used loin steaks and put the white wine in it and I served it over noodles, yum! Next time I will try it with the sour cream. Thank you for a new and delicious way to prepare venison.

Aunt Paula April 12, 2003

Great taste, easy to prepare. Will be using the same recipe with beef when we run out of venison. Especially good with the sour cream over wide noodles. The long simmer really tenderizes the meat.

Mountain Maid February 25, 2004

I have to admit that I have never cared too much for the taste of venison....UNTIL I TRIED THIS RECIPE!! Absolutely delicious! Followed your ingredient list exactly and didn't add any other seasoning. Served it with some garlic mashed potatoes and seasoned green beans. My guys loved it and so did I.

Susie in Texas December 13, 2003