Venison Stew Recipe

Venison, which is deer meat, can make for a delicious and savory camp oven meal. Here's a simple venison camp oven recipe for you to enjoy:


  • 500g venison meat, cubed
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups beef or game broth
  • 1 cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a camp oven or large pot over the campfire or portable stove.
  2. Add the cubed venison meat and brown it on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  3. Add the chopped onions, celery, and minced garlic to the pot. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to combine, creating a roux.
  5. Return the browned venison meat to the pot. Mix well with the vegetables.
  6. If using red wine, pour it into the pot to deglaze, scraping up any flavorful bits from the bottom.
  7. Add the sliced carrots, dried thyme, dried rosemary, salt, and pepper to the pot.
  8. Pour in the beef or game broth, making sure the ingredients are covered.
  9. Bring the mixture to a simmer. If using a camp oven, place coals on the lid for even heat distribution.
  10. Let the stew simmer for about 1-2 hours, or until the venison is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  11. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.

Serve the venison stew hot, paired with crusty bread or other campfire-friendly sides. Remember that venison is lean meat, so cooking it gently over a longer period can help ensure tenderness. Feel free to modify the recipe by adding additional vegetables, herbs, or seasonings to suit your preferences. Enjoy the delicious flavors of venison during your outdoor cooking adventure!