These venison appetizers are so good, folks will not believe that you used deer meat.
Venison is not just for dinner anymore. My appetizers are delicious - so good, that you could make a meal out of them. Perfect for serving at football games, parties and get-togethers.
VENISON TACO DIP RECIPE
You may make it in a 9x13 inch pan or a large platter.
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 small pkg sour cream
Mix the above two ingredients together and cover the bottom of your serving plate completely.
1 bottle mild taco sauce (or your favorite brand)
Then pour taco sauce over the cream cheese mixture.
1 lb ground venison
1 pkg homemade taco seasoning
Fry the ground venison with the taco seasoning adding 1 TBS water. Drain fat, and sprinkle over the taco sauce.
Add the following ingredients in the order listed:
shredded iceberg lettuce
quartered cherry tomatoes
sliced black olives
1 bag of shredded cheddar cheese
chopped green onion tops
Chill for a few hours....
Restaurant style tortilla chips or lime flavored chips are used to dip into this delicious dip.
HOT REUBEN DIP RECIPE
1 cup Thousand Island salad dressing, recipe below
16-ounce can sauerkraut, drained, squeezed, dried (link to recipe below).
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
1-1/2 cups corned venison, finely chopped (recipe below)
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Bake in oven 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with toasty rye bagel chips or party rye bread.
HOW TO MAKE CORNED BEEF USING VENISON
This is very easy to make, but takes a few days to season. It tastes just like the real thing. I am always asked for this recipe.
4 to 6 pound venison roast
5 TBS homemade Tender Quick
2 TBS homemade brown sugar, packed
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp bay leaf powder (or crush bay leaves and measure out 1 teaspoon)
1 tsp ground allspice
2 tsp homemade garlic powder
Mix all ingredients together and rub on roast. Put roast in a resealable bag and place in the refrigerator. Allow to cure 5 days per 2 inches (thickness) of meat, turning bag once a day. This takes at least 5 to 7 days (the longer, the better).
When done, rinse off and cook in crock pot until meat falls apart. During the last hour or so of cooking, add cabbage wedges and potatoes.
Here's my easy
homemade sauerkraut recipe.
The next one of my venison appetizers makes a savory and delicious dip - so addicting. You may also use Rotel tomatoes for the fresh salsa.
SIMPLE FOOTBALL PARTY DIP
1 lb ground venison
3 TBS taco seasoning
2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese
1 cup homemade salsa (fresh is best)
1 lb Velveeta cheese (may use Mexican blend shredded cheese)
PREHEAT the oven to 400 degrees.
Brown your ground venison with the taco seasoning and drain; set aside. Spread all of the cream cheese in the bottom of a baking dish. Layer with 1/2 of the fresh salsa and then 1/2 of the ground beef mixture.
Again layer with fresh salsa and then the seasoned hamburger. Top with slices of the Velveeta cheese. Cover and bake for 20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, shredded lettuce, and taco sauce.
NOTE: You may make this dip in a crock pot. Brown the ground
venison with the taco seasoning and mix it with all of the other
ingredients until hot. Serve with tortilla chips (below).
Not just for venison appetizers, these chips have less fat and are wonderful with my dips and salsa.
SIMPLE HOMEMADE CORN TORTILLA CHIPS
1 (12oz) pkg corn tortillas, each one sliced into 6 pieces
butter flavored Pam
homemade seasoned salt
PREHEAT oven to 425 degrees and grab a cookie or baking sheet.
Place the tortillas on a cookie sheet and spray with Pam, then sprinkle with seasoned salt. Turn them over and repeat.
Bake until the tortillas begin to brown and then turn over and brown the other side. Serve with with any dip or salsa.
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