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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Venison And Mushrooms In Gravy

This is a simple "recipe" we did tonight that was extremely good -- very tender meat and great flavor. We didn't really have a recipe, so I don't know what to call it (Bambi swimming in gravy?)

1 lb. venison, cut in 1" cubes
2 cups mushrooms, sliced or cubed
Beef gravy, mix or pre-made.
Garlic Powder

  1. Heat up a cast iron skillet with a little bit of oil.
  2. Mix the salt, pepper, garlic powder into some flour on a plate or in a plastic bag.
  3. Dredge meat cubes in the seasoned flour and brown each side in the pan. Don't worry about cooking all the way through, just searin the juices. Once browned, remove the meat from the skilet and set aside.
  4. Sautee the mushrooms in the same pan, using a little oil or butter as necessary to soften them up. Remove and set aside with the meat.
  5. Pour the gravy (or mix up the gravy mix according to directions, we used 3 packages but 2 would have been fine) into the skillet.
  6. Put the meat and mushrooms back into the skillet, lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes or so, until meat is tender and fully cooked.
We dumped this over white rice and it was delicious.

Next time I would probably try adding some sauteed onions in with the mushrooms as well. There's really no reason why you couldn't substitute some other meat for the venison, e.g. elk, caribou, bear, rabbit, squirrel, or even beef.

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