Corned Venison

When a Facebook friend asks for a recipe… I give them one!  From page 44 in my book, “Cooking Big Game.”  Tony, I think you will really like this one… it’s not just for St. Patricks Day!

Corned Venison

Corned Venison
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Dear neighbors and friends, Larry and Elizabeth Mullarkey, share this dinner with us every St. Patrick’s Day.  Once we corned the venison it was ready for all the final “Mullarkey-touches.”  Though venison is suggested, this is one of our favorite ways to prepare bear roasts.



Corned Venison: 

  • 4-6 pound venison roast
  • 1/3 cup Morton Tender Quick
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spices
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic

Mix dry ingredients and rub into venison roast.  Place in a sealable plastic bag.  Refrigerate and allow to cure 5-7 days, turning bag over every day.

Final Preparation:

  • 4-6 pound venison roast, corned
  • 4 cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons brown mustard
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup

In a small bowl mix brown sugar, mustard and ketchup, set aside.  Place the rinsed corned venison in a pressure cooker with water, garlic and peppercorns.  Cook at 15 pounds pressure for 50 minutes, turn off heat and let the pressure go down on its own.  (Alternative method: In a large pot, cover meat with water and cook on low heat 4-5 hours or until fork tender.)  When venison is done, slice 1/2″ thick an layer in a casserole dish.  Cover venison completely with brown sugar mixture.  Bake at 350º 25 minutes.  Serve with fried potatoes, steamed cabbage and candied carrots.

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