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Venison Salisbury Steak with Homemade Mushroom Gravy


I was watching Master chef and saw a contestant attempting to make a Venison Salisbury steak. I watched as he killed the steak, and not in a good way. The whole time I sat and watched him i kept saying to myself “He’s doing the game meat all wrong, he needs to add a fat or it will dry out.”

Needless to say the Judges hated it and said it was to dry, he got eliminated from the show.

Then it was Said “Venison should not be made into Salisbury Steak” I took that as a challenge and created what I fell would have changed the judges minds. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

The key to cooking any lean wild game or domestic meat past the temperature of Medium is adding a fat.

Venison Salisbury Steak with Homemade Mushroom gravy

From Field To Plate

 Ingredients: Steak

1 pound ground venison (or any other game meat)

¼ pound pork fat (or sausage ground

1 egg

½ cup bread crumbs

3 cloves garlic minced

4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce



½ pack French Onion soup mix

 Ingredients: Gravy

1 pack baby Portobello sliced

1 pack French onion soup mix

2 ½ cups stock (game stock, veggie stock beef stock) Low sodium is store bought

½ Worcestershire sauce

¼ cup unsalted butter (unless you need the added salt)

1 teaspoon cracked pepper

2 cloves minced garlic

¼ cup flour


Directions: Steak

  1. Mix Game meat and pork fat together, I love using my hands or getting the kids involved
  2. Add egg, bread crumbs, garlic, Worcestershire, salt, pepper and French onion soup mix
  3. Once mixed throughout form meat into oval shaped patties ½ inch thick
  4. Heat large skillet over Med-high heat and brown the patties
  5. Once both sides are browned remove from skillet and set aside
  6. In skillet add butter and mushrooms sauté mushrooms
  7. Stir in flour cooking till flour starts to brown but not burn about 3 minutes
  8. Add 1 cup of stock stirring briskly until flour has dissolved
  9. Add remaining ingredients mixing
  10. Once mixed add meat back to gravy, reduce heat and simmer
  11. Simmer until meat reaches your desired temperature. About 10-15 minutes
  12. If gravy is to thick add more water or stock, if gravy is to thin take 1/3 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk until smooth and add to gravy


This Recipe is super simple and extremely delicious enjoy!


Jeremiah Doughty

The Wild Chef

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