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While I am not a hunter (I much prefer having my kids chase the chickens around the yard, and then dispatching the one they catch for our dinner to tromping around cold and wet in the woods for hours), my husband is a hunter.

He also likes to cook up what he hunts, however he is not a cook.  His idea of a wild game dinner is throwing a few pieces of backstrap in a cast iron skillet with some mushrooms and veggies and calling it good.  Not to say that this isn’t a square meal (and delicious), sometimes I want a little variety in my dinner menu.

So I reached out to my fellow bloggers for their favorite wild game meat recipes, and as always I was not disappointed.

Here are the top wild game meat recipes.  Hopefully you’ll be able to find a few you want to try!

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Venison Meatloaf

venison meatloaf

Meatloaf is comfort food at it’s best, and this venison meatloaf is no exception.  If you’re looking for something to do with extra venison you have in your freezer, look no further.

Instant Pot Venison Roast with BBQ Sauce

instant pot venison roast

When you need an easy, hands-off dinner that the whole family will love, try this Instant Pot Venison Roast with BBQ sauce. Smokey BBQ sauce with flavorful fork-tender venison makes a flavor combination that can’t be beaten.

Elk Chili

elk chili

Warm up with a bowl of homemade chili with ground elk. This hearty elk chili recipe makes for a healthy, one-pot meal to serve alongside cornbread and all your favorite fixings.  

Garlic Butter Elk Medallions

garlic butter elk medallions

Tender, juicy elk medallions recipe pieces, seared with garlic and rosemary is an elevated dish that’s deliciously comforting! But even though it’s sure to impress, this pan seared elk is easy to make in under 15 minutes with just 5 ingredients.

Wild Boar Chili

wild boar chili

Wild boar chili is a next-level delicious version of a classic meat and bean recipe. It’s easy to make on the stovetop with lean ground wild boar, Rotel, and bold spices for an irresistibly flavorful pork chili!

Grilled Venison Burgers

grilled venison burger

Delicious, juicy and full of flavor, this grilled venison burger recipe is sure to become a family favorite. Mixed with Creole flavors of the south they really make for flavorful burgers.

Venison Tacos

venison tacos

A perfectly seasoned venison taco recipe that will have you making it from scratch every time. Taco night just got better!

Elk Bolognese Pasta Sauce

elk bolognese

This elk Bolognese pasta recipe is a hearty and flavorful take on a classic Italian dish with game meat. With aromatic garlic, fresh basil, lean ground elk meat, in a rich and creamy tomato-based sauce.

Crockpot Venison Stew

crockpot venison stew

Need an easy weeknight supper? Then look no further than this 7-ingredient crockpot venison stew from pantry staples. Comforting, filling, and over-the-top delicious and great for a winter meal.

Crockpot Venison Spaghetti Sauce

slow cooker venison spaghetti sauce

This Slow Cooker Venison Spaghetti Sauce is made with all the classic ingredients of traditional homemade spaghetti sauce with the exception of adding ground venison and shredded carrots. Pair this delicious recipe for meat sauce with spaghetti noodles and a side of garlic bread for a tasty meal the whole family will enjoy.

Festive Cider Cornish Hens

With a rich creamy sauce, lightly flavored with apple, Cider Cornish hen is perfect for a small dinner party or special family dinner. This recipe was originally made with pheasant.

Venison Snack Sticks

venison snack sticks

Venison Snack Sticks are a tasty snack to make with ground venison and spices. This version is all natural with no preservatives and all of the smoke flavor you love. A lean protein snack that will rival your favorite store bought snack sticks!

Shredded Elk Neck Roast Sandwiches

shredded elk neck sandwiches

Picture the best elk roast recipe in sandwich form. The tender shredded meat is packed with amazing flavor from red wine and fresh herbs. Topped with caramelized mushrooms and onions, and gooey melted Swiss cheese, all on a toasty hoagie roll, these sandwiches are the perfect comfort food.

Roast Pheasant

roast pheasant

This roast pheasant recipe cooks the bird slowly, which ensures you get a juicy pheasant.

Maple Venison Breakfast Sausage

maple venison breakfast sausage

This venison breakfast sausage recipe has the best flavor thanks to the use of fresh ingredients, striking a perfect balance between sweet, salty, and a hint of spiciness. You can use this recipe to make a small batch (1 pound) or a larger batch for the freezer. 

Best Wild Game Meat Recipes for Lunch, Dinner, and More

These 15 wild game meat recipes are the best of the best!  I hope you’ve found at least a few new recipes to try out for your next wild game meat dinner.  Have a recipe you think should be included?  Leave us a comment!

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I’m a mom to two kids, and I am super passionate about sustainable, clean living.  My husband and I are building our dream self-sustaining homestead, while homeschooling our kiddos.  Have a look around my site for ideas for your homeschool or homestead, or find some new delicious homestead-friendly recipes.  You can also check out my About Me page to learn more about me and my website.

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