Friday, October 30, 2009

Love Me Some Sloppy Doe's

As hunting season progresses, and I feel ever so much closer to bringing home a nice plump deer or elk, I've been trying to go through my stash of canned venison from last year. And my hands-down favorite dish to prepare with canned venison stew chunks (which fall apart at the touch of a fork) is "Sloppy Doe's." If you can't figure out what dish I'm spinning off of, may God help you.

So, dust off a quart jar of a previous season's deer or elk and be ready to eat in five minutes. This is a great go-to for quick dinners or one-pot campsite grub.

Sloppy Doe's

1/4 pound bacon, chopped in small pieces
1 quart venison stew meat
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 Tbl. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
2 Tbls. minced garlic
1 Tbls. prepared Dijon mustard
1/2 c. ketchup
14 oz. can of diced or stewed tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

In a large cast iron skillet, cook bacon pieces until crispy. Drain a little of the grease (Note: Not too much. Bacon grease is the true nectar of the gods!). Add chopped onions and cook until almost clear over medium heat.

In a blender (or Vita-Mix), add everything else except the venison and blend until smooth.

Drain some of the water from the jar of venison and add meat to bacon/onion mix and heat through thoroughly (until all liquids are gone and meat just starts to look "dry"). Now add the sauce from the blender, a little at a time, until you get the "sloppiness" you desire and heat through.

Garnish with grilled onions (optional) and serve on warm burger buns with your favorite sides and beverage.

Sloppy Doe's on Foodista

1 comment:

  1. this is the worlds best , it beats out mi mamas recipe! i dreamt about this succulent sauce! amazing! thanks for sharing!