There is no denying this venison soup tastes amazing, is healthy, and can be done for under seven dollars. Just check out this video and the instructions below it!
Before you get all anti-canned vegetables on me, just try this recipe. Not only is this a quick and easy recipe, but it is really cost effective and makes plenty for an entire family.
I love soup and I love venison. So when I was first introduced to this recipe years ago using steak and ground beef, I had to try it with venison. Normally, I would make this recipe with venison steak as well, but I failed to pull that out of the freezer to thaw. For the sake of the recipe, I will include it, however you may notice it missing in the video.
So let's get to it, here is what you need for this simple and cheap venison soup recipe.
- A large pot
- Frying pan
- Can Opener
- 2 lbs ground venison
- 1 lb venison steak
- 1 bottle of V8 Juice
- 2 cans of sliced potatoes
- 1 can of sliced carrots
- 1 can of french cut green beans
- 1 small can of whole kernal corn
- 1 small can of lima beans
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- butter or non-stick spray
Begin by spraying the frying pan with non-stick spray or butter. Then brown the venison steak to your liking. I prefer medium or medium rare as it tends to cook a little more while in the soup. Cut the venison steak into 1/4" cubes or any size you prefer.
At the same time, spray the large pot and on medium heat, brown the ground venison. Once the ground venison has browned, add the venison steak to the pot.
Add the V8 Juice to the pot and keep the pot on medium heat. When cutting open the cans of vegetables, strain the liquid from the cans. This will ensure you don't water down the vegetable broth in your soup. After all the cans have been opened and drained, add all the vegetables to the mixture in the pot.
Add salt and pepper to taste and stir. Replace the lid on the pot and let the soup warm for a minimum of 30 minutes. The longer the soup warms the more flavorful your vegetables will be. You can substitute the canned vegetables with fresh vegetables if time allows. The key ingredients to this soup is the V8 Juice and the venison, so feel free to mix and match the vegetables to your liking.