Venison Stew

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound boneless venison, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces pearl onions (1 cup)
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large potato, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon browning sauce, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1. Cook bacon in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon, reserving fat in Dutch oven, and drain on paper towels; reserve.
2. Cook venison in bacon fat over medium-high heat about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown. Stir in 2 cups water, the wine, salt, thyme, marjoram and pepper. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 2 hours or until venison is almost tender.
3. Stir in onions, carrots and potato. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until vegetables and venison are tender.
4. Shake 1/2 cup cold water and the flour in a tightly covered container; gradually stir into stew. Stir in browning sauce. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Sprinkle with bacon and parsley.

 

Tips: Lean venison, once only a regional favorite, is now a popular restaurant menu item.

Make this rich, flavorful stew with beef, too. Just use 1 pound beef stew meat intead of venison

 

Recipe courtesy of bettycrocker.com.

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