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#2909517 - 08/16/12 09:39 AM Canned Venison
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Has anyone ever tried to can venison? I had it a few years back at a hunting camp and loved it. I just don't know anything about canning and was wondering if anyone cans it.

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#2909696 - 08/16/12 11:39 AM Re: Canned Venison [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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I have heard of it , and believe field and stream had an article in a past issue that included a recipea. I have had canned fish though. It is really good, with a nice spicy kick to it. A good friend of mine makes it from some old Cajun recipea he has.
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#2909736 - 08/16/12 12:09 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: Ultramag]
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I actually just literally finished a nice helping of deer stew and it was canned deer meat from 2010 in it. My father in law cuts it into manageable pieces, cooks it in the pressure cooker, and I don't know his recipe but he puts it in some sort of salty water and lays an onion on top and seals/cans it. It is excellent and as good or better than any roast beef type stew I've ever had. I've never canned any but I might be converted.
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#2910076 - 08/16/12 03:18 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: BlountArrow]
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I don't love it and I don't hate it. It tastes like Dinty Moore beef stew. It looks like a jar in the medical examiner's office, but close your eyes and eat it. Tastes pretty decent.
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#2910122 - 08/16/12 03:53 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: TAFKAP]
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I don’t know about it tasting like Dinty Moore but I do agree with it not being the most visually appealing meal I have seen.
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#2910146 - 08/16/12 04:08 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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The last article of backwoods magazine had a recipe and instructions on how to make it. It's a good magazine if you have never picked one up.
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#2910163 - 08/16/12 04:27 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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 Originally Posted By: JayP
I don’t know about it tasting like Dinty Moore but I do agree with it not being the most visually appealing meal I have seen.


I guess what I meant was that the taste and consistency is that of a canned beef stew. The juice "gravy" tasted about the same as well.
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#2911117 - 08/17/12 11:43 AM Re: Canned Venison [Re: TAFKAP]
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I can venison every yr. It is the most tender meat you will ever put in your mouth, doesn't matter what cut of meat you use, it will still be tender.

I usually just cut my venison into manageable sized cuts, no bigger than 2"x 2" cubes, place then in a large mouth canning jar, add recommended amount of canning salt and fill jar with water or tomato juice to about 1" below top of jar, install lid and ring................into pressure cooker for recommended time.

I use it for stews, soups, stroganoff recipes, etc. It works great when you are in a rush and need meat quickly and already cooked and tender. I have even, drained it, mashed it with mayo and made sandwiches from it at camp, a little salt/pepper...........done.

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#2911651 - 08/17/12 10:17 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
I can venison every yr. It is the most tender meat you will ever put in your mouth, doesn't matter what cut of meat you use, it will still be tender.

I usually just cut my venison into manageable sized cuts, no bigger than 2"x 2" cubes, place then in a large mouth canning jar, add recommended amount of canning salt and fill jar with water or tomato juice to about 1" below top of jar, install lid and ring................into pressure cooker for recommended time.

I use it for stews, soups, stroganoff recipes, etc. It works great when you are in a rush and need meat quickly and already cooked and tender. I have even, drained it, mashed it with mayo and made sandwiches from it at camp, a little salt/pepper...........done.

FDXX75


Agree 100%. These guys that are knocking it don't know what they're missing or haven't had it done right. It is the ultimate easy meal and versatile.
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#2912620 - 08/19/12 07:13 AM Re: Canned Venison [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
I can venison every yr. It is the most tender meat you will ever put in your mouth, doesn't matter what cut of meat you use, it will still be tender.

I usually just cut my venison into manageable sized cuts, no bigger than 2"x 2" cubes, place then in a large mouth canning jar, add recommended amount of canning salt and fill jar with water or tomato juice to about 1" below top of jar, install lid and ring................into pressure cooker for recommended time.

I use it for stews, soups, stroganoff recipes, etc. It works great when you are in a rush and need meat quickly and already cooked and tender. I have even, drained it, mashed it with mayo and made sandwiches from it at camp, a little salt/pepper...........done.

FDXX75


Agree 100%. These guys that are knocking it don't know what they're missing or haven't had it done right. It is the ultimate easy meal and versatile.




I love it. Pot pie, soup, barbecue sandwiches.
It's easy, tastes great, keeps forever.
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#2913926 - 08/20/12 11:53 AM Re: Canned Venison [Re: archer19]
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Thanks to all who posted. I think if I get out this year and get lucky enough to kill one - I will try to can it.
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#2914389 - 08/20/12 07:45 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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Did it last year.
Cubed, stuffed in jars, added 1/2 tsp hickory smoked allegro marinade.
Canned according to Ball canning book directions.


Thats some good stuff there!
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#2916864 - 08/22/12 08:02 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: fishboy1]
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canned a whole deer last year for the first time.... very good. If you are considering doing it, make sure to do it....
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#2918950 - 08/24/12 01:31 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: fishboy1]
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 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
Did it last year.
Cubed, stuffed in jars, added 1/2 tsp hickory smoked allegro marinade.
Canned according to Ball canning book directions.


Thats some good stuff there!


A note of caution when using marinades, dry spices, etc. they have a tendancy to become bitter with the canning process and change the taste/flavor of the meat, not for the good either.

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#2918958 - 08/24/12 01:39 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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Canned some deer and a bear last year. Most tender meat you'll ever eat.
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#2918999 - 08/24/12 02:14 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
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I gave Crappie Luck a recipe last year. Check with him because I can't find it. I got it from an RN I know that has canned venison for years.
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#2919964 - 08/25/12 02:29 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
Did it last year.
Cubed, stuffed in jars, added 1/2 tsp hickory smoked allegro marinade.
Canned according to Ball canning book directions.


Thats some good stuff there!


A note of caution when using marinades, dry spices, etc. they have a tendancy to become bitter with the canning process and change the taste/flavor of the meat, not for the good either.

FDXX75


It also tends to amplify the flavor of the marinade and salt.
1/2 tsp of marinade was way stronger canned than it would be cooked any other way. Came out just right... Call it a happy accident.
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#2924441 - 08/29/12 08:09 AM Re: Canned Venison [Re: archer19]
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 Originally Posted By: archer19
 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
I can venison every yr. It is the most tender meat you will ever put in your mouth, doesn't matter what cut of meat you use, it will still be tender.

I usually just cut my venison into manageable sized cuts, no bigger than 2"x 2" cubes, place then in a large mouth canning jar, add recommended amount of canning salt and fill jar with water or tomato juice to about 1" below top of jar, install lid and ring................into pressure cooker for recommended time.

I use it for stews, soups, stroganoff recipes, etc. It works great when you are in a rush and need meat quickly and already cooked and tender. I have even, drained it, mashed it with mayo and made sandwiches from it at camp, a little salt/pepper...........done.

FDXX75


Agree 100%. These guys that are knocking it don't know what they're missing or haven't had it done right. It is the ultimate easy meal and versatile.




I love it. Pot pie, soup, barbecue sandwiches.
It's easy, tastes great, keeps forever.


got my mouth watering already...can wait to get some to can

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#2925118 - 08/29/12 04:11 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: REM7]
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Going to be doing this starting in November. I got a pressure canner on the way. Thanks for the tips. If my planned trip goes through I will do elk. My girlfriends friends can all there wild game
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#2925271 - 08/29/12 06:06 PM Re: Canned Venison [Re: Stalkhunter]
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We have 21 jars stuffed on the kitchen counter right now. (going to be a L O N G night of canning.
Had to clean out the freezer of all those bags of "grinder" meat I have been hoarding since 09. Ok... I have been lazy.

Most are straight venison chunks with 1/2 T allegro marinade.
5 jars have a Jalapeno in them.

We have a bowl full of spicy breakfast sausage style chunks. Not sure where the wife is going with that bunch but I'm game!

Also have 2 big mixing bowls ready for the grinder and sausage seasoning standing by.

Going to be tasty around here for the next few days!


Edited by fishboy1 (08/29/12 06:07 PM)
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