ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to make Venison Meatloaf

Updated on June 29, 2012

Venison Meatloaf

One of our favorite hunting camp recipes is venison meatloaf. Not only does it make a great meal but, we get to make fried meatloaf sandwiches, with our leftovers the next day. Ground venison can take the place of beef in almost any recipe, we use it in spaghetti, tacos and chilli. It's much leaner than beef so, you have to be careful not to overcook. Venison meatloaf is simple to make, goes a long way and we usually have all the ingredients on hand.

Easy to make venison meatloaf

Classic Venison Meatloaf

5 stars from 3 ratings of Venison Meatloaf

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour 20 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: serves 6- 8 people


  • 2-21/2 lbs ground venison
  • 1 lg egg, well beaten
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 slices bread, finely crumbed
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp honey or syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Getting started

How to make venison meatloaf

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine 3 Tbsp of the ketchup with the honey or syrup and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground venison, oatmeal, well beaten egg, bread crumbs, chopped onion, salt and black pepper; mix well and place in a meatloaf pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 1hr. then drain the fluids from the pan, add the ketchup topping from the small bowl and spread evenly across the top. Return to the oven and bake another 20 minutes or until done.

Tasty Venison Meatloaf

Turn that leftover meatloaf into a great fried meatloaf sandwich

At the hunting camp, we turn the leftovers into fried meatloaf sandwiches. To do this spray a little cooking oil in a skillet, turn it to med. heat, brown on one side then flip and put a little ketchup on top. The leftover meatloaf, makes great tasting fried meatloaf sandwiches. This is a quick lunch that helps get you back in the woods, in plenty of time for that evening deer hunt. Hope you enjoy!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ShootersCenter profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Florida

      I don't eat much beef either. I make it with venison or pork, venison is 40% less fat than beef.

    • peachpurple profile image


      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Looks yummy. I don't eat beef though, can i replace it with pork or chicken ? Voted up.

    • kennynext profile image


      6 years ago from Everywhere

      i love meatloaf sandwiches

    • Gloshei profile image


      6 years ago from France

      Wow this sounds a yummy one, must try it. I love the way you used up the left over meat.

      Thanks for sharing it.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)