With deer season here or about here (depending on where you live and your choice of weapon), I thought I'd list my tried-and-true venison recipes. Okay, I didn't love them all but I didn't find anything inherently wrong with any of them, I'm just not a huge fan of deer meat. Occasionally I really enjoy it but mostly I just tolerate it. I think it's more of a mental thing than anything else.
There are some people who like venison without any hesitation, which is great. In that case, there is little problem in substituting venison for similar cuts of beef in any beef recipe. I'm not that daring. I have to get as much of the deer taste out of the venison as possible first. I do that by marinating it (in buttermilk or a water, salt and vinegar mixture) or, in the case of ground venison, I will either boil it or rinse it with boiling water after browning it before proceeding. Sometimes butchers mix pork into ground venison, in which case you might not want to wash out the pork flavor.
You'll also find that every deer doesn't taste the same. Some have more of a gamey taste than others. Farm-raised venison probably doesn't need any 'pre-treating'.
Hunter’s Favorite Chili:
Venison Au Jus:
Venison in Sauce:
(a hideous picture but this is my favorite venison recipe that I've made over and over)
Big Game Baked Round Steak:
American Chop Suey:
Italian Venison Sausages:
(I did not care for this at all but I really don't know why. It might work well with ground venison that has been mixed with pork.)