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Venison Spaghetti Recipe
Easy To Make Venison Spaghetti Recipe
I grew up in a family of hunters, so we ate a lot of wild game. Venison, dove and quail were among my favorites. Yes, I ate Bambi, and I still do! There's nothing like the taste of fresh deer meat!
My father used to process the deer, but we now take it to a wild game processor. While I love the backstrap and steaks, it's easiest to cook with the ground meat. Venison spaghetti is one of my favorite recipes. It's easy to make, and quite tasty!
Following is the recipe for my Venison Spaghetti. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients, until the taste becomes your own!
- 1 pound ground venison
- 1 cup fresh onion - chopped
- 2 cloves fresh garlic - chopped
- 1 16 ounce can of tomato sauce
- Italian seasonings
- Spaghetti or angel hair pasta
- Brown ground venison in a frying pan.
- Add chopped onion and garlic to the meat in the frying pan. Cook until vegetables are tender.
- To meat mixture, add tomato sauce and Italian seasonings to taste. Stir, and let simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
- While meat mixture is simmering, bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
- Add enough pasta to boiling water for 4 servings. Boil until tender.
- When pasta is ready, drain, and place on a serving plate or bowl.
- Top with meat mixture, and serve with grated parmesan or mozzarella cheese, if desired.
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Cast Iron Skillets
Your venison meat sauce can be cooked in any type of frying pan. However, a cast iron skillet works best, because it has an even temperature, and will cook your deer meat uniformly.
I have several cast iron skillets, and use them on the stove top, in the oven, and even on the grill!
Lodge Logic makes excellent cast iron skillets, and this one is a perfect example of the high quality they provide. These cast iron skillets come pre-seasoned, so you won't have to spend time oiling and heating your frying pan before use. It has an extra handle on the side, making it easier to hold when draining grease or serving from the pan.
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Venison Recipe Books
If the recipes above have "whetted your whistle", you'll want to venture out and try even more deer meat recipes. The following cookbooks are a great addition to your cookbook collection:
This cookbook offers some of the best venison recipes I've ever come across! They are quite a bit fancier than my version of spaghetti, and use common ingredients you have in your kitchen. A must have for anyone who enjoys cooking with venison!
This is a great cookbook for hunters who shoot their own deer. It tells about processing your meat, how to cook both on the campfire and home stove, and using common, every day ingredients. From basic dishes to lavish meals, this cookbook is a great addition to your wild game cookbook collection.
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