Venison Salisbury Steak with Homemade Mushroom gravy

Last week 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 if store bought
½ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup unsalted butter (unless you need the added salt)
1 teaspoon cracked pepper
2 cloves minced garlic
¼ cup flour

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 (brown the meat, don’t cook all the way)

6. In skillet add butter and mushrooms saute 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

I love playing with some fresh green beans and homemade mash

This Recipe is super simple and extremely delicious enjoy!

Jeremiah Doughty
The Wild Chef


8 thoughts on “Venison Salisbury Steak with Homemade Mushroom gravy

  1. I love cooking game for the fam and they love it too. Think ground antelope could be used instead of venison? We don’t have venison in the freezer yet 😉. Thanks for posting these delicious looking recipes.

  2. Awesome. Just found this site. Have a freezer full of deer meat and was looking for some new ideas this year. Cannot always turn a beef recipe into venison because of the lack of fat. Didn’t have sausage but sautted some onions in bacon fat and mixed that in. Also used beef onion soup mix cause I was low on stock. The hubby and I loved it! Thanks. We, as well, kill to eat. We always kill to fill a freezer rather than hunt for antlers. Really appreciate this site and what you have to say about hunting. Can’t wait to try some of the pheasant recipes.

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