Venison Stew Recipe
Healthy Venison Stew is a hearty stew made with marinated backstrap that’s so tender it will melt in your mouth. Let’s not forget the delicious veggies–potatoes, carrots, celery, onions and lots of spices. It’s perfect for a Wintertime comfort food.
This Healthy Venison Stew is just that – healthy! It’s the perfect diet meal. It’s very low in saturated fat, has no cholesterol, very high in vitamin A and to put the cherry on top, it’s only 155 calories per serving–1 cup. Plus, it’s very filling, which means you’ll stay full for hours.
Let’s be honest, I know you’re probably going to eat more than a cup–I do. But that’s ok because even if you double the amount and eat two cups that’s only 310 calories, so no worries!
My boys love a hot bowl of stew with a slab of cornbread or saltine crackers. It’s the perfect meal after a hunt, especially if you had to track a deer for hours in the woods. That can be pretty exhausting!
- 2.5 lbs of venison stew meat (I use backstrap)
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. basil
- 2 tsp. oregano
- 2 tsp. ground turmeric
- 1 tsp. rosemary
- 4 tsp. of lemon juice
- 1 cup of water
- 1 1/2 cups potatoes, chopped
- 1 cup of onion, chopped
- 1 cup of carrots, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 32 oz. beef broth
- Place the stew meat, all of the spices, lemon juice and water In a gallon-sized freezer bag making sure the liquids fully cover the meat.
- Press the air out of the bag, seal it, put it in a bowl and marinade for at least 24 hours.
- Empty the bag into a crock-pot and put the temp to high heat.
- Chop all of the veggies and place them on top of the meat.
- Then pour in the beef broth. Do NOT stir.
- Cook on high for 6 hours or until the veggies and meat are done.
- When done, give it a taste test and see if it needs more seasoning to suit you and your family. If it needs more, add more, but only a 1/4 tsp. at a time–you can always add more, but you can’t take it out.
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Healthy Venison Stew is very low in saturated fat, has no cholesterol and is very high in vitamin A.
- There are no bad points about the stew–that’s why I call it, “Healthy” venison stew.
Healthy Venison Stew Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Grade: B
|Yields: 11 Cups||Serving: 1 Cup / 261 g|
|Calories 155||Calories from fat 15|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 1.7g||3%|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Total Carbohydrates 7.0g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.4g||6%|
|Vitamin A 35%|
|Vitamin C 12%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- All of the ingredients received great nutrition grades. All except for the lemon juice and beef broth received a grade A. The lemon juice is grade B- and the beef broth is B+.
- The only change I would recommend is using low-sodium low-fat beef broth.
Bon Appétit 🍴
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