How To Make Classic Venison (Deer) Meatloaf At Home

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Venison meatloaf is an easy-to-make recipe. In current usage, the term venison is used to describe the meat of a deer or antelope. Venison has an earthy flavor. It is not as juicy as beef but is firmer.

Venison (Deer) Meatloaf

Venison is richer in protein than any other red meat. Being non-farmed, venison isn’t full of antibiotics or steroids like some of the beef you buy today. Add to its list of health benefits venison is low in fat and cholesterol. It’s also high in nutrients like B vitamins, iron, and phosphorus.

To make Venison meatloaf, mix the venison with crackers, an egg, sugar, and spices. Put this mixture in a loaf pan and bake it for about 40 minutes. In a bowl, mix ketchup and brown sugar. Take the meatloaf out of the oven and apply the ketchup mixture over it. Bake it for 10 more minutes. Take it out and serve.

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Venison (Deer) Meatloaf recipe

Classic Venison (Deer) Meatloaf Recipe

Venison meatloaf is made with venison meat, eggs, crackers, and spices. This mixture is put in a loaf pan and then baked.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 304.2 kcal


  • Loaf pan
  • Oven


  • 1 pound Ground Venison
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 8 Saltine Crackers (crumbled)
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Onion Flakes (minced)
  • ¼ teaspoon Dried Cilantro
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • ½ teaspoon Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 3 tablespoons Ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 dash Cinnamon
  • 1 dash Paprika


  • Take a bowl and add vension in it along with crackers, egg, and brown sugar.
  • Also, add paprika, thyme, cinnamon, mustard, garlic powder, cilantro, and onion flakes to it and mix everything well.
  • Now, take a loaf pan and put this mixture in it.
  • Preheat the oven at 175oC. Bake the mixture in it for around 30-40 minutes.
  • In another bowl, put ketchup and brown sugar and mix well.
  • When the meatloaf is properly baked, spread this ketchup-brown sugar mixture on it and again put it back in the oven for 10 minutes.


Yummy Venison Meatloaf!


Calories: 304.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.8g | Protein: 36.1g | Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 177.7mg
Keyword American, Classic Venison Meatloaf
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