Instant Pot Venison is easily made fork tender when braised in a well seasoned tomato base. Serve over mashed potatoes with grated Parm.
You can easily serve this as a stew for a high protein, low carb alternative. Or serve it over mashed potatoes or rice.
- What are the Benefits of Eating Venison?
- Is Venison Gamey?
- Can Venison Be Made in a Crock Pot?
- More Venison Recipes
What are the Benefits of Eating Venison?
Venison is a great alternative protein. It’s low in carbs and high in protein Chicken is higher in fat and calories than venison.
Because venison is so lean, you’ll find that it’s recommended not to cook too well done since it can be tough.
I prefer to use a pressure cooker for fully cooked venison that’s fork tender. Instant Pot Venison is so moist and tender when braised in tomato.
If you would like more information on roasting venison in different ways, have a look at this article on Roasting Venison from Greedy Gourmet.
Is Venison Gamey?
In all the times that I’ve cooked with venison, I haven’t had an issue with gaminess. Although I always marinate it in some way, the trick is really to find a professional, experienced butcher.
A good butcher makes all the difference in the world. Ask around, especially if you live around an area with a lot of hunting. I’m sure you’ll be able to find a good source.
Can Venison Be Made in a Crock Pot?
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can also make this recipe in a Crock Pot. I’ve never tried it, but it would be easy to roast in the oven as well.
Follow the same general instructions, but cook in your chosen method.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot, have a look at this 6-Quart Instant Pot (aff link) which we use. We’ve had it for several years and it still works great.
The main ingredients for your stew are:
- Diced Tomatoes
- Tomato Sauce
- Beef Stock
In addition, I like to marinate the venison overnight in a salad dressing. This time, because of the tomato base, using balsamic vinegar seemed the obvious choice.
More Venison Recipes
We’ve been lucky enough to get several packages of this tasty, lean meat and you’ll find more recipes below.
Instant Pot Venison Tomato Braised (+video)Tap to leave a star rating
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- 6-quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
- 1 ½ pounds Venison, cut into 1" chunks
- 16 ounces Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing & Marinade
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 large Onion, chopped
- 1 ½ cups Beef Stock
- 15 ounces Diced Tomatoes
- 8 ounces Tomato Sauce
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
- In an airtight covered container, place the venison chunks and salad dressing. Stir well. Place in refrigerator for 3 to 24 hours. Remove and pat dry. Discard dressing.
- Press the Saute button on the Instant Pot to begin cooking in saute mode. Add olive oil. Add chopped onion . Stir frequently and allow to saute about 3-5 minutes, until fragrant.
- Press the Cancel button on the Instant Pot to reset.
- Add all remaining ingredients, stir. Check the Instant Pot lid to ensure the seal is in place and nothing is blocking the vent. Place lid on top and set lever to Sealing. Press the Manual button on the Instant Pot and set to high for 70 minutes. Natural release completely. The entire cook time will be about 105 minutes.
- Remove lid. Press the Cancel button to reset or remove cord.
- Makes 4 servings.
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Can I Cook This in the Crock Pot?Yes! Add all ingredients to the Crock Pot. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. View the story at Instant Pot Venison.
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