Venison Stew aka: Clean out the Fridge Stew



This recipe came about when Dear Hubby decided to put a venison tenderloin in the fridge to thaw without letting me know. As I was wondering what the mess was in the fridge, I spotted the meat! Oh my, how long was it there? Time to make some emergency venison stew!
I had some veggies that needed using and a little time on my hands...this is the resulting recipe and it is fantastic! Be creative as to what you want to add to your stew and make it your own!
I hope you try my method for cleaning out the refrigerator and discover a delicious stew of your own!


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1 Hr 40 Min
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  • 1 lb
    venison, cubed
  • 1/2 c
    flour of choice
  • ·
    olive oil
  • 3 small
    onions, quartered
  • 3 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  • 2 large
    carrots, peel and chopped
  • 1
    sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 2
    red potatoes, chopped
  • 2
    russet potatoes, peel and chopped
  • 1
  • ·
  • 1 lb
    green beans, frozen
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
    red pepper flakes
  • 3 c
    good chicken stock
  • 1/2 c
    dry red wine
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Venison Stew aka: Clean out the Fridge Stew


  1. Cube venison and dredge in flour. Heat a few Tablespoons of olive oil in cooker of choice. When hot add floured meat.
  2. Brown nicely and remove to a bowl.
  3. Spices.
  4. Add a bit more olive oil to the pot if needed and add in onions, celery and spices. Saute until all are fragrant.
  5. Add in all veggies but the tender ones. (mushrooms, zucchini and beans) Stir up well and let them cook a little. Grind some salt and pepper over all.
  6. Add the stock and the wine. Bring to a near boil.
  7. Almost done!
  8. Add the reserved meat, stir and turn down the temperature to a simmer. Simmer an hour or until the veggies are nearly ready
  9. Add in the tender veggies and cook for 30 minutes
  10. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary.
  11. Serve with some crusty bread for dipping, Enjoy!

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About Venison Stew aka: Clean out the Fridge Stew

Course/Dish: Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids Healthy Heirloom

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