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Venison BBQ

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Venison barbeque sandwich with fries

Is there a flavor that better encompasses summer than barbecue? The combination of sweetness, zestiness and smokiness is always delicious. Using venison to make barbecue is ideal because it allows the venison to become succulent and tender.

Ingredients for the barbeque sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon butter

  • 1 chopped onion

  • 2 cups ketchup

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon molasses

  • 2 cups water

  • Chili powder, black pepper and salt to taste

Ingredients for the meat:

  • 4 pounds venison, ribs or other cut of roast

  • 2 bay leaves

  • Hamburger buns or hoagie ribs

  • Coleslaw, optional

  • Chili powder, black pepper and salt to taste


  1. Boil a large pot of lightly salted water and allow venison and bay leaves to simmer for two hours. If you prefer, you can cook the venison in a slow cooker with eight cups of water and bay leaves for four hours instead.

  2. Prepare the sauce by melting the butter and allowing the onion to sauté in it. Once it's reached your desired level of caramelization, stir in the rest of the sauce ingredients and let it simmer while the meat finishes cooking.

  3. Drain the meat and put it in a roasting pan. Cover the meat with the barbecue sauce, and let it cook at 250 degrees for two hours.