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Slow Cooker Venison Stew

This delicious slow cooker venison stew is full of flavor and so easy to make, making it the perfect comforting meal for chilly days or a hearty family dinner.

The tender chunks of deer meat, combined with a rich and flavorful broth, create a satisfying dish that’s both hearty and healthy.

Slow Cooker Venison Stew

Whether you’re a venison enthusiast or simply looking for a new slow cooker favorite, this slow cooker venison stew recipe delivers on simplicity and taste.

Slow Cooker Venison Stew

Embracing the convenience of a slow cooker has become a game-changer in my daily routine, particularly during those bustling afternoons.

Not only does it streamline the cooking process, but it’s also a lifesaver when it comes to minimizing the post-meal cleanup.

The sheer relief of not having to juggle dinner preparations amidst the chaos of school pickups, homework sessions, and the myriad of activities that fill our evenings is unparalleled.

In my quest for efficiency, I’ve made it a mission to transform my beloved recipes into slow cooker wonders, and the latest star in my culinary lineup is undeniably this Venison Stew.

Its savory aroma and rich flavors, effortlessly achieved through the slow cooker alchemy, have elevated it to the top of my favorites list.

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Slow Cooker Venison Stew Ingredients

This slow cooker venison recipe is made up of simple ingredients to create an effortless meal that the whole family will love.

  • Venison
  • Beef Broth
  • Frozen Carrots
  • Peeled Potatoes
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
  • Thyme
  • Tenderizer

How to Make Venison Stew in a Slow Cooker

Venison in pan searing for slow cooker stew.

Step 1

Begin by searing the edges of your venison roast until they achieve a rich, brown hue, laying the foundation for a depth of flavor in your slow-cooked masterpiece.

Step 2

While patiently awaiting the perfect sear, embark on the task of peeling the potatoes, setting the stage for a hearty and satisfying stew.

Step 3

Once the deer meat is browned and the potatoes are ready, add them to the crock pot along with the carrots and broth.

peeling potatoes for stew.

Step 4

Sprinkle on the seasoning ensuring that it generously coats all of the ingredients, stirring together to allow the blend to infuse the venison, potatoes, carrots, and broth during the cooking process.

Step 5

Secure the lid onto the crock pot and select the high setting. Let the ingredients simmer and meld together as they undergo a transformative slow-cooking process for 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Venison Stew in bowl.

This extended period of cooking at high heat will ensure the development of rich flavors and tender textures, resulting in a perfectly crafted dish ready to be savored at the end of the cooking time.

Slow Cooker Venison Recipe Substitutions

This easy slow cooker venison stew is a delicious foolproof recipe that allows you to effortlessly prepare a hearty dinner of tender deer meat in the crock pot.

If you want to make some simple changes to this recipe to better suit your taste buds, the following ingredients can be incorporated effortlessly to enhance the flavor.

Experiment with ingredients like fresh herbs, a splash of red wine, or a touch of balsamic vinegar to personalize this already delightful recipe and create a venison stew that perfectly suits your culinary desires.

Substitute venison for an alternative red meat of your choice, such as beef, elk, or bison, to cater to your individual preferences or availability.

The versatility of this recipe allows you to seamlessly adapt it to various meats, ensuring a delicious and satisfying dish tailored to your taste.

Add in more of your favorite vegetables to customize this dish to your liking.

Whether it’s hearty root vegetables like parsnips and turnips or leafy greens like kale, expanding the vegetable medley allows you to infuse the stew with an array of flavors and textures, making it a truly personalized culinary experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is It Better to Cook Venison Fast Or Slow?

When working with a tough cuts of meat with a lot of connective tissue cooking low and slow is best. When cooking tender venison steaks, such as a good piece of backstrap, it is best to use a quick cooking method.

What Cut of Deer is Best for Stew?

Crafting a hearty venison stew offers flexibility with various cuts of deer meat that excel in slow-cooking.

Optimal choices for stew include the rump, leg/round, shoulder/chuck, or shank, as the extended cooking time allows any cut to tenderize beautifully, ensuring a rich and flavorful outcome

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Slow Cooker Venison Stew
Yield: 12

Slow Cooker Venison Stew

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

This easy slow cooker venison stew is a delicious foolproof recipe. Effortlessly prepare a hearty dinner of tender deer meat in the crock pot.


  • 2 Lbs of Venison
  • 64 ounces of Beef Broth
  • 16 ounces of Frozen Carrots
  • 6 Peeled Potatoes
  • 2 Teaspoons of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Tenderizer


  1. Brown the venison and peel the potatoes.
  2. Add to crock pot along with all of the other ingredients.
  3. Let cook on high for about 6-8 hours and serve.


This foolproof slow cooker venison stew recipe offers a delicious and tender deer meat dinner.

Easily customize the dish with ingredients like herbs, wine, or vinegar, and adapt it to your preferences by substituting venison with alternatives and adding more favorite vegetables for a personalized culinary experience.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 220Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 60mgSodium 813mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 27g

The nutrition in recipes is caluculate by AI, mistakes happen. It is highly recommended to check carb counts to make sure these recipes fit into your diet.

About Thirty Something Super Mom

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My journey started after a Crohn's disease diagnosis, inspiring a commitment to well-being. This site shares my distinctive approach to healthy living with my collection of nutritious recipes that boast authentic flavors, mimicking the indulgence of traditional dishes. I love sharing guilt free recipes for low carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and the specific carbohydrate diet. I also share tips on natural living, including homemade cleaners and cleaning hacks. I also share my experience as a veterinary technician and pet groomer, to integrate pet health tips, homemade dog food recipes, and grooming insights to ensure your pets thrive.


Thursday 9th of February 2017

This looks yummy, good winter comfort food. I do love a god slow cooker recipe

Terry Stevens

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

I love making stew during the cooler months.

Ellen Casper

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

I'd love to win this for my son who just moved into his first apartment.

Ellen Casper

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

I'd love to win this for my son who just moved into his first apt.

Brandon Sparks

Wednesday 26th of October 2016

Holy Cow! This is just what I need for my kitchen. So so cool.

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