Bow season opens on Oct. 1 here in south Texas, so as you can imagine, venison recipes are most certainly on the brain. While there’s not much fancy about the onion-smothered deer steak recipe, it certainly allows the venison flavor to shine.

Another wonderful thing about this dish is that it’s very quick to make, and there is hardly any prep-time. 

Onion-Smothered Deer Steak Recipe

Great gravy – great wild fare, this recipe may be used with all wild game.

Items Needed

8 Deer Steaks

2 Garlic Cloves

1 Large Onion, Sliced in Rings

2 Cups Beef Stock

¼ Cup Flour

1 Cup Water

  1. Rub deer steaks with crushed garlic, then sprinkle with seasoning of choice on both sides and allow to sit for 15 minutes
  2. Brown in oil in a heavy frying pan and move to a shallow dish. Spread onion over the steaks and pour over the beef stock.
  3. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until tender.
  4. Remove the steaks from the pa and keep warm.
  5. To make the gravy, mix flour and water to a smooth paste; add to the pan juices; bring to a boil and simmer until thickened. Adjust the seasoning and serve the gravy with the steaks.

Serves a minimum of 4 (or more if using steaks from a larger animal)

Recommendations: Serve with homemade mashed potatoes and vegetable of choice.

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