Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Recipe: Simple Venison Stew

Hello everyone. So this is a really easy rich venison stew. It just uses a few storecupboard essentials and it really lets the flavour of good quality game shine through. Its an absolutely delicious dinner for two, may not look like the prettiest thing but dang it is the tastiest.

This recipe won me runner up in a Marmite recipe competition (using a "marmite stock" instead of beef or gamr stock, winning a months supply of marmite and some oven gloves!)

Venison Stew (serves 2)

2 tbsp Olive oil
Knob of butter
250g venison, big chunks
Salt and black pepper
1 red onion, chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme
150ml red wine
1 small or ½ normal tin chopped tomatoes
200ml beef or game stock

1. Cook the onions, venison, thyme and seasoning in the olive oil and butter for about 10 minutes, or until the meat is browned.
2. Add wine and cook for 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients and cook on a low heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve!


  1. Chef Mel

    Tried your recipe for "simple venison stew" and the taste was anything...but simple. It turned out perfect....many thanks.

    Your recipes on BBC food board are much appreciated.......along with your posts

    Terry (cannyfradock)

  2. Thank you. Yes it's got a really deep rich flavour to it but it's very easy to make, which is what you want in a recipe really isn't it?