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Venison Stew on the Trail

It’s important to know recipes that you can make on the trail with a minimal amount of ingredients. Venison stew is one of those recipes.

 When you are out in the field or on a week-long hunting trip it is important to be able to cook your quarry at camp. Here is an easy recipe to add to your repertoire: venison stew.


2 pounds of venison, cubed

1/4 cup lard/vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 green/red/yellow pepper, chopped

1 cup dry corn kernels

1 cup dried pinto beans

1/2 cup pine nuts (bonus if you find these in the wild)

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

juniper berries, crushed

salt and pepper to taste


Dip the venison cubes in flour then saute in oil or lard for a few minutes until lightly browned. Remove the meat and saute the onion garlic and pepper until the veggies are soft. Put the meat back in the pot with the rest of the ingredients. Add enough water to cover all the ingredients.

Simmer for three hours over your campfire while you are out hunting, fishing or looking for firewood.


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Venison Stew on the Trail