Venison Biscuits and Gravy

This marks the first featured breakfast dish we have created and what better breakfast staple to make than biscuits and gravy? Light fluffy biscuits and delicious venison gravy are sure to make for the perfect start to your day.

Serves 4 to 6 people

Ingredients –

Venison Gravy –
1 lb of ground venison
1/3 Cup of flour
3 Cups of whole milk
1/2 Teaspoon of seasoned salt
2 Teaspoons of pepper
(optional) 1 Teaspoon of cayenne

Biscuits –
3 Cups of flour
2 Tablespoons of sugar
4 Teaspoons of baking powder
2 Sticks of unsalted butter
1/2 Teaspoon of baking soda
1 1/4 Cups of buttermilk
1 1/2 Teaspoons of salt

  1. To start things out you will need a large mixing bowl. Add in your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and wisk together well. Using a hand grater grate your sticks of butter (it helps if you place in the freezer for 30 minutes prior). Grate all but 2 tablespoons of butter and set that aside for later. Mix in the butter with the flour mixture. Next pour in your buttermilk and stir with a spatula until it has combined
  2. Lightly flour your work space and your hands to help avoid any sticking. Place your dough in the center of your work area. The dough will still be pretty dry and will not be holding together well. Using your hands work the dough into about a 7 x 7 inch square. Next roll the dough into a 12 x 9 inch rectangle. From there using your hands fold the dough into thirds. One side to the center followed by the other side as you would fold a letter. Then rotate the dough and repeat the process of rolling into the 12 x 9 rectangle, folding, and the rotate. Continue this process 5 more times. With each step you will feel the dough start to firm up more and more.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet and place the dough onto the sheet. Work the dough into roughly a 9 x 9 x 1 inch square. Taking a knife carefully cut the dough into 9 even squares and separate each on the sheet by about 1 inch. Next place the dough into the refrigerator for 30 minutes. While those set, set your oven to bake at 400 degrees.
  4. After you remove the dough from the refrigerator take your remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and melt it in a separate bowl. Brush the tops of each biscuit with the melted butter. Next place the biscuits in the oven on the center rack and let bake for 22 to 24 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. While those bake you can begin to prepare the gravy. In a medium pan on a medium heat brown the ground venison. Once browned add in 1/3 cup of of flour and stir in well. Once stirred in add the remaining cup of flour and stir in until you don’t see much or any of the flour. Add the whole milk and continue stirring. Next add your salt and black pepper and stir in well. If you like things with a little spice like us you can also stir in the optional teaspoon of cayenne. Continue stirring everything until the gravy begins to thicken.
  6. Once the rolls finish allow to cool for a few minutes and serve pouring the venison gravy over the top. Hope you enjoy!

Venison Wellington

Ingredients:

2 lbs Venison – we used back straps
Garlic powder
Salt
Pepper
2 tablespoons of butter
1 egg
puff pasty, we used a pre-made one for ours, feel free to make your own.
Dijon mustard
1 package of Prosciutto
1 lb of white mushrooms
3 shallots
1/4 cup white cooking wine

To start things off you will need your cut of venison. First cover both sides of the meat with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Next we vacuum sealed it and placed the meat in with our sous vide at 129 degrees F for 2 hours.

While that cooks you can start making the mushroom duxelle. Using a food processor place your white mushrooms in and pulse until finely chopped. Next finely chop your shallots. In a medium sized pan melt 1 tablespoon of butter on a medium heat. Add in your mushrooms and shallots, next add 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of thyme, let cook while stirring for 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Once browned add in 1 more tablespoon of butter, let that melt and add in 1/4 cup of white cooking wine. Continue cooking mixture until liquid evaporates out and place aside to cool.

With the duxelle complete we can get back to the meat. Remove from sous vide (or however you choose to prepare it) and sear the meat. Apply the Dijon mustard over the entire cut of cooked meat. Next using a good working area lay out several sheets of cling wrap. Once layed out take your package of prosciutto and lay out each piece in a line slightly overlapping each slice. Once you have that placed out take your mushroom duxelle and spread out completely over the prosciutto. Place your venison in the center of the prosciutto/duxelle combo and taking a hold of the top section of cling wrap carefully fold over so the prosciutto covers the meat repeating the process with the bottom side so that the meat is completely covered by the duxelle/prosciutto. Finally, place in refrigerator to cool for 15 minutes.

Taking your puff pastry roll out on a large surface until it is rolled enough to easily wrap your meat in. Remove meat from fridge and place more towards one side of the pastry. Next, roll the meat and pastry up so the pastry completely covers the meat. Lay out another sheet of cling wrap, this time placing your pastry covered meat in the wrap and roll in wrap until tight. It helps to roll the wrap around it then grab both ends of the wrap to spin, this helps compress it all together. Again, place in refrigerator to cool for 20 minutes.

In a small bowl crack an egg and whisk. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove the meat from the fridge and place on a baking sheet. Taking a knife lightly score the top of the pastry. Next take your egg and glaze the whole top side of the pastry and finish by adding a pinch of salt to the pastry. Finally place in oven and cook until pastry is golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

Minnesota Hotdish Burger

Ingredients –
Yields 2-3 burgers

Cream of Mushroom soup w/Wild rice –

  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 white onion (diced)
  • 1 8 oz container of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup of half and half
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of corn starch
  • 1/3 cup wild rice

Hashbrowns

  • 2-3 potatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • vegetable oil (enough to cover hashbrown patty to fry)

1 lb of venison burger
2-3 buns
mayonnaise for bun
1 brick of sharp cheddar cheese

Sweet Chili Venison Tacos

Ingredients –

Coleslaw

3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon of seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon of celery salt

Sweet Chili Sauce

1/2 cup rice vinegar (unseasoned)
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
4 finely chopped garlic cloves
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Just under half up of sambal oelek
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of water

Shells – wanton wrappers, Ill save you some time trying to find them in the grocery store, they are next to the tofu which is usually near the vegetable isle.

Venison Philly Cheese Steaks

Makes 3 large sandwiches

1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 yellow onion
1 loaf of french bread
2 tablespoons of real mayonnaise (or to desired taste)
1 lb of venison steak
3-4 tablespoons of butter
2 12 packs of provolone cheese

Venison Roast

Ingredients –
(Makes 4-5 servings)

  • 1 venison roast
  • 2 white onions
  • 1 bag of red potatoes
  • 1 bag of long carrots
  • 1 stock of celery
  • can of light beer
  • 1 cup of wine
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of oregano leaves
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of corn starch
  • 2 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of whole cloves
  • 4 tablespoons of butter