Crock-Pot Venison Pot Roast Recipe to Add to Your Wild Game Cookbook

Your new favorite venison pot roast recipe is not only delicious, but it's simple and takes little time.

I love to cook but with my busy schedule, sometimes it's just easier to go out and grab a meal from the local restaurant.

When I have a full day off but know I'm going to be busy, the crockpot is one of the best tools to a simple dinner. With a freezer full of deer meat, a venison pot roast can be a very simple and easy recipe that's also very delicious.

Below is a crock-pot venison roast recipe that won't only save you time, but become one of your go-to meals for cooking up your next deer.

Venison Roast Recipe

You'll Need:

  • Large crockpot
  • Non-stick spray
  • 6-8 hours cook time


  • 3 pounds of venison roast (I also like to use one large back strap cut into two halves, don't kill me.)
  • 2 pound of small red potatoes cut into halves
  • 1.5 pounds of baby carrots
  • 1 large white onion cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 envelopes (1 box) of Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 garlic cloves minced (garlic powder works, too.)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


Begin by spraying down your slow cooker to make for easy cleanup. Add 1 cup of water to the bottom of your slow cooker, then the garlic and chopped onion. Next, place your venison on top of the onion bed.

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On top of the venison, add both envelopes of the Lipton Beefy Onion Soup Mix, salt and black pepper.

venison pot roast

Finish by adding the carrots and potatoes on top.

Cover your slow cooker and cook on a low setting for 8-10 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours, or until tender.

venison pot roast

About halfway through, stir and add can of diced tomatoes.

If you would like a more gravy like mixture, which tends to make it more of a beef stew, you can remove the juices before serving, and place the juices on high in a medium-size sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir frequently while bringing to a boil. After boiling, let it sit for approximately 10 minutes.

Add 1 teaspoon of flour or 2 teaspoons of cornstarch with a couple tablespoons of cold water. Stir until you reach your desired thickness. If your mixture doesn't thicken, add more flour or cornstarch a little bit at a time.

venison pot roast

At this point it should be easy to break the venison into large chunks. Place in a bowl and serve!

Pair this deer roast with a bottle of red wine. It's a great way to get your protein and your veggies in a one-pot meal! Check out more of our favorite venison recipes.

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Slow Cookers

1. Crock-Pot 4-Quart Cook and Carry Slow Cooker

This slow cooker has a locking lid. No need to worry about spilling juice everywhere. Take your new famous slow cooker venison on the road to Thanksgiving, potlucks and more.

2. Hamilton Beach Programmable Slow Cooker

This slow cooker has a lid latch strap for extra security as well, but it's seven quarts! You can easily fit a 5-pound roast in there.

3. Crock-Pot Round Slow Cooker, 4.5 quart, Black & White Pattern

If you don't need anything as large as 7 quarts, Crock-Pot has a 4.5-quart, round slow cooker. Slow cooker recipes are included, too!

This post was originally published on May 2, 2018.