Deer Stew

I can think of no other dish more appropriate to have after coming in out of the cold than a nice bowl of hearty stew.  It warms the body to the bone.  Stew is often mistook for a pot full of whatever is lying around, and for good reason.  It typically incorporates the less desirable parts of meat that require longer cooking for tenderness and flavor enhancement.  Well, this stew recipe is a favorite of the family and utilizes deer shoulders and simple seasonings to create a meal that is filling and flavorful.

Ingredients (serves 6-8)

2lbs of 1” cubed deer shoulder meat

1/4 lb of peas

1/4 lb of whole kernel corn

1/4 lb lama beans

1 celery stalk

½ sweet onion

1 green pepper

1/2 lb of baby carrots (left whole or sliced)

3 whole potatoes (cubed)

3 Tbls of cornstarch

2 Tbls of kitchen boroquet (2 pks. Of beef stew seasoning will also work)

1 tablespoon of Salt

2 teaspoons of Black Pepper

Fill a 4qt. Pot ½ full of water and bring to a boil.  Chop celery, onion, green peppers and cube potatoes.  Once boiling, add vegetables, salt and pepper.  Meanwhile, brown deer meat (does not need to be well done) and drain the grease.  Add the meat to the pot and add 2 Tbls of Kitchen Boroquet.  Cover and allow boiling for 1-2hrs.  Reduce heat to medium.  In a small mixing bowl, mix 3 Tbls of cornstarch into a thick paste (DO NOT Add too much water for it will not cause the stew to thicken).  Stir cornstarch in slowly until fully dissolved in the stew and return to a boil for 20 minutes.  Reduce heat and allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.

Left overs reheat well  for


One thought on “Deer Stew”

  1. Growing up I always looked upon the green things on my plate with dispair. I knew eventually my mother would make me eat them and we didn’t have an insude dog that i could slide them to under the table. But now I know the nutritional value of vegetables and their potential good flavors. I mean, smother anything in enough cheese, gravey, or dressing and serve it with a big piece of juicy meat has got to be good!

    thanks for the comment

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