Food Post Friday: Venison Stew

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Jackson and I were gifted with a few packages of venison that have been sitting in our freezer for a few months now. Not wanting to let them go to waste, we finally decided to pull some out and turn it into the ultimate comfort food - stew! 

What you'll need:

  • one large carrot, chopped
  • one medium yellow onion, diced
  • a couple stalks of celery, chopped
  • a few cloves of garlic, minced
  • a whole bunch of sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • one medium sweet potato, cut into bite-sized chunks
  • a pound or two of venison (or stewing beef), cut into 2" chunks
  • one can diced tomatoes
  • one carton of beef broth
  • 1/2 carton of veg broth (or equivalent amount of water)
  • spices (I used cumin, marjoram, rosemary, salt, pepper, and a few bay leaves)

What you'll do:

  1. Cook carrot, onion, celery, and garlic in oil over medium-low heat for a few minutes until onion is translucent. Add sweet potato and cook for a few more minutes before adding mushrooms (if desired). Cook for a few more minutes.
  2. Add venison to pot and cook until browned. 
  3. Pour tomatoes, beef broth, and veggie broth into pot and turn heat up to medium-high. Season with spices of your choice and bring to a boil. 
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for at least an hour, stirring occasionally. 
  5. Nom.