Recipe courtesy of The Master Builder's

Venison Casserole

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 2 hr 3 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 8 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 pound onions, thickly sliced

2 pounds carrots, cut into 1/2-inch dice

2 bay leaves

3/4 cup white wine vinegar

1 (5-pound) cross-cut saddle venison, cut into 2-inch cubes

3 tablespoons flour



Clarified butter

1/2 cup tomato puree

3/4 cup red wine

2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons red currant jelly

1 teaspoon arrowroot

1/2 lemon, juiced

1 lemon, thinly sliced

1/2 cup whipped cream

Parsley, finely chopped


  1. Combine onions, carrots, bay leaves and vinegar in saucepan. Boil and pour over meat. Let marinate overnight. Drain and dry meat and vegetables.
  2. Mix meat and vegetables with flour and season with salt and pepper. Heat some clarified butter in large saucepan. When hot, add venison and brown, then add onions and carrots and brown. Add bay leaves.
  3. Heat tomato puree in separate small saucepan until brown. Add puree to meat and vegetables. To this, add most of the red wine and 2 tablespoons red currant jelly. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour.
  4. Transfer meat and vegetables to heated serving dish. Mix arrowroot with remaining red wine and add to boiling gravy to thicken. Add lemon juice. Nap meat and vegetables with gravy, garnish with lemon slices, cream and remaining jelly. Dust with parsley.