Venison can be gamey tasting, depending on the way it is handled and processed. Use deer meat that was refrigerated less than 24 hours after kill to reduce the amount of gamey taste and to have venison that can be seasoned to taste more like beef. Ground or cubed venison is the best venison meat to be seasoned to taste like beef because the meat is easily permeated by the seasonings. Venison and beef are both red meat, however venison is much leaner than beef so it will dry out much faster in the cooking process. Most ground beef recipes that are heavily seasoned, such as tacos and chili are easy to replace with venison without any change at all because the flavor of even the beef is covered by the seasonings. Sausage is another great recipe to use venison in because it is heavily seasoned, making the flavor less obvious. If you need to use venison in another beef recipe however, there are ways to easily add seasoning to make it taste like beef.
Things You'll Need
- 1 lb. ground venison
- 2 tbsp. beef bouillon granules
- 1 tbsp. granulated garlic
- 1 tbsp. granulated onion
- 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
Place the venison in a skillet without the heat on add the seasonings evenly over the venison meat.
Drizzle it with 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil to give it a shiny coating and stir it well.
Turn on the heat and cook it until it is fully browned, without any pink. Rare venison will taste much more gamey than well done.