Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is a thank you dinner for Chuck in Killbuck. I made this thinking of Chuck what a wonderful guy to take the time to help so many of us here at zaar to post pictures. This is a rich and hearty meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a ziplock bag place 3 pounds venison, 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper, dry mustard and paprika seal and shake refrigerate overnight.
  2. Mix in a bowl hot water, beef base and paste set aside.
  3. In a large skillet heat 4 tablespoons butter with 3 tablespoons oil and saute onions, mushrooms bay leaf and thyme (if mushrooms are large 1/4 them) about 5 minutes then remove from pan and set aside.
  4. To the same pan add 1 tablespoon oil to the remaining butter and oil and add meat and brown on all sides.
  5. Add sherry or whiskey to deglaze pan then sprinkle flour on browned meat stirring while adding the liquid mixture.
  6. Add mushroom and onions back to pan and simmer 30 minutes.
  7. Remove bay leaf and thyme season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve with mashed potatoes.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe! Succulent and oh so flavorful! The mushrooms were awesome, the meat was tender, and gravy was stupendous with the mashed potatoes. Did not have the venison left that I thought I had, so had to use beef. Also used tawny port, and since I had no beef base, used 2 heaping T. of granulated beef bouillion, and simmered about 2 hrs. Delicious!

LorenLou February 20, 2004

I made this for my husband for Valentine's Day -- knew he'd love it. Man, was I right. I made it with whiskey and some olive oil -- no butter. Holy cow, or should I say holy deer! A superb, flavorful dish just perfect with garlic mashed potatoes. If Chuck doesn't like it, I know a man who does. And -- wow -- I do, too. Great stuff. Many thanks.

Paula5 February 14, 2004

This is great. I made the recipe with springbok (which is South African antelope), and used the whiskey. Fabulous sauce, tender meat, all-around good. Done after thirty minutes simmer time. Thanks for posting !

FlemishMinx November 08, 2004

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