I used to always cut our venison roasts up into cubes and make venison stew until my sister shared this recipe with me! We now have roast once a week. I don't think that you can overcook this. I make French Dips with the leftovers...if there are any! *October 2009--I've recently made a couple of changes to this recipe that I think have made it even better...I started using black coffee instead of water to make a darker, richer gravy. I also now use low sodium Montreal Steak seasoning.