29 Reviews

Great stew! I coat the meat with flour, salt and pepper before browning though. That way you don't have to add it later to thicken the stew and you avoid that raw flour taste you ocasionally get when adding flour straight to a soup or stew.

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Elizabeth Williams November 27, 2001

This Is definitley the best stew i have had yet i used beef insead of Venison since i didnt have any but i also added 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke Marinade WOW!! its great you can also cook this is a crock pot for 6 hours on high

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Jennifer1 October 24, 2001

I have been trying stew recipes for a couple years now and just never found the perfect one - my search has finally ended! I added a tbsp of minced garlic when I browned the meat (because I add garlic to almost everything). I also put dumplings in the crock pot for the last 25 minutes (the Bisquick Dumpling recipe from this site). Thank you for such a great recipe!

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mysuns March 10, 2010

I made this stew for deer camp this year and it was a hit. I didn't use the carrots(not a fan of cooked carrots)but did add green pepper. All at camp raved and want it again next year. One inch squares of green pepper adds a unique flavor to it. Thanks for posting!

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KingJackQueen December 05, 2004

Definitely needed to be spiced up. Either my family has a robust palette or I don't know but after we doctored it up with thyme, a bay leaf, more garlic powder and some spoonfuls of tomato paste this stew was actually not bad. I made a roux instead of adding the flour straight in, didn't want it to taste starch-y. Also, add more salt than you'd think to add. When cooking stew with potatoes I find they'll absorb most of the salt and leave your stew bland.

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heatheraeryn December 14, 2015

This stew was fantastic. I followed another reviewers suggestion and pre coated the meat with the flour, that way I could just cook it the whole day while I was at work. I also added a bunch of extra veggies, just cause I had them on hand, sweet potato, turnip, spinach and some celery. My kids loved it and asked for it for lunch the next day. Thanks for posting the recipe!

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Colleen M. October 22, 2011

BIL said to throw it out. made it according to directions except for browned meat with flour and seasonings. Bland and the mushrooms were an odd ingredient (he likes mushrooms). I won't bother trying to make again, even with modifications.

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LolaJ October 15, 2011

This is an amazing stew. I don't have a slow cooker so I did in on the lowest setting on the hob for about half the time. It was tender and had great rich flavour for such a low calorie dish. My DH is a hunter and we are always looking for a way to use the stew meat and I think that this will be our go-to recipe from now on.

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Tea Girl May 18, 2011

Great Stew and VERY easy to make! I used presliced & washed mushrooms, baby carrots and two 14oz cans of beef broth. Cooked in crock pot overnight. Put in fridge during the day and then heated at dinner time adding Bisquick dumplings on top. WOW! Already planning to make again.

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bdaz1 December 30, 2009

This has turned out to be a great favorite of mine and my hungery hunter! Perfect comfort food recipe.

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TotallyCluelessCook July 26, 2009
Venison Stew