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What to do with ground venison

Hi - I have some ground venison, and would like to make an interesting dish out of it for dinner.. any suggestions?

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  1. I've made a shepherd's pie w/ corn layered on top of meat under mashed potatoes.
    I'm not a big venison fan, or even meat fan, but this was palatable.

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    1. re: NYchowcook

      Thanks that is a great idea! I really want to be able to "taste" the venison in the dish and was feeling rather uninspired today... perfect. Anyone else have this beat?

      1. re: culinaryculture

        If you really want to taste the venision, why not a burger? Or steak hache, if you aren't in the mood for buns.

        1. re: culinaryculture

          Salisbury steak using ground venison works. The grinding and the oven braise help tenderize it beautifully.

      2. Chili or a thick lentil soup.

        1. I've been using ground venison for pasta sauces, lasagna, etc. for years. SO wanted to change to something with lower cholesterol than beef, so..

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          1. re: mnosyne

            I have made a killer bolognese sauce, tacos or venison meatloaf, but my favorite application is a grilled burger with some added beef fat.

          2. We like to use it for larb/laab, esp. when no other (pork/beef) fat's been added.

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            1. re: Spot

              Brilliant. I've had laab in Savannakhet made of venison.

            2. Dumplings ... or even pot stickers.