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JanuaryJanuary 
 
Here is a recipe that works with either ground deer or small chunks of deer meat. 
 
Deer Chili
 

This recipe will require 1-2 pounds of meat

 

Tomato Sauce1 12oz can

 

Stewed Tomatoes 1 12oz can

 

Chili Powder 4 Tblsp

 

Chili Beans 1 12oz can

 

Onion 1 cut up

 

Garlic 2-4 cloves

 

Worchestershire Sauce

 

Optional: Jalapenos, Mushrooms, Green Pepper

 

Brown meat in skillet with worchestershire sauce, cut up garlic cloves, salt, and pepper.   Put the meat in a large soup pot.  Add remainder of ingredients to pot.  Simmer until onion is tender.  Simmer 1-2 more hours.  Serve in bowl, top with sour cream, shredded cheese, brown sugar, etc, and enjoy!

 Feb

 February

 

Here is a recipe that works well for Rabbit or Squirrel or Pheasant. 
 
Italian Squirrel
 

This recipe will require 2-3 squirrels or 1-2 rabbits (cut into quarters)

 

One bottle Italian Dressing

 

Put meat in baking dish, cover with dressing. Put dish in preheated oven to 350 degrees.  Cook covered for 2 hours.  Serve with noodles, rice, or mashed potatoes, and enjoy!

 

March

March

 

Here is a good Rabbit/Squirrel recipe. 
 
BBQ Squirrel Pockets

 

This recipe will require: 

 

3 Squirrels or Rabbits (meat boned out)

 

One can sloppy joe sauce

 

Hot sauce (optional)

 

Cheese (shredded or sliced)

 

Package of Pitas (or homemade)

 

Place boned out meat in a crock pot, cover with water and cook on high for a few hours until meat is very tender.  Dump out water and pour in sloppy joe sauce and hot sauce. Cook on low for at least one hour. Fill pita with bbq meat, top with cheese, enjoy!

 

 April

 April

 

Here is a recipe for your tough deer round steaks. 
 
Crock Pot Swiss Steak
 

This recipe will require 4-6 tougher (like round) deer steaks

 

1-2 12oz cans stewed tomatoes

 

1/2 onion cut into slices (rings)

 

Put meat in crock pot, cover with tomatoes and onion. Put crock pot on high and cook about 3-4 hours. Top with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

 May

May

 

Crock Pot Deer Roast

 

This recipe will require 1 roast

 

Brown gravy

 

1/2 onion cut up

 

3 potatoes cut up

 

3 carrots sliced

 

Put meat in crock pot, cover with rest of ingredients. Add enough water to cover the meat.  Put crock pot on low in the morning, it'll be ready for supper. Top with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

 

 June

June

 

Here is a recipe that works well for Rabbit, Squirrel, or just about any cut of deer meat. 
 
Crock Pot BBQ

 

This recipe will require 1-2 pounds of roast or other tough cut of meat

 

Bread or Buns

 

BBQ sauce, Sloppy Joe sauce, etc

 

Put meat in crock pot, cover with water. Put crock pot on high and cook until meat falls apart.  Drain water.  Add BBQ sauce. Cook until heated thoroughly.  Make sandwiches, add your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

 

 July 

July 

 

Heart and bean casserole

 

This recipe will require one beef heart or two deer hearts

 

2 16 oz cans of baked beans

 

1 16 oz can chili beans

 

1 med onion diced

 

2 tsp chili powder

 

2 tsp garlic powder

 

1/2 jar of pepper rings (optional)

 

1/4 c barbeque sauce (optional)

 

3/4 c water

 

Cut open and clean and trim heart. You want to trim off all parts of the inner membrane, valves, and veins . These parts are very chewy and you don't want to try to eat them.  Trim off excess fat- it isn't neccessary to remove it all as it won't affect the taste. Then cut the heart into bite sized pieces and put in an electric skillet or covered dish for the oven.

 

Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

 

For electric skillets set temp to 250, oven to 350. cook covered for a minimum of 3 hours, but you could let this cook all day as long as you don't let it dry out. Stir every 30-45 minutes.

 

Serve with veggies

 

Serves 6

 

 August

August

 

This recipe will take care of any deer sausage you make or have that didn't turn out so good.  I used this to eat up all of my elk sausage I made a couple years ago, the sausage was way too dry to eat any other way.
 
"Stuff"

 

This recipe will require one pound of sausage crumbled or cut up small

 

1 box of Spanish rice with sauce, or Jambalaya, etc.

 

1 or 2 diced tomatoes

 

1/2 small onion diced

 

2 tsp garlic powder

 

1/2 bell pepper diced

 

water (about twice the amount called for on the instructions on the box)

 

Add the ingredients to a skillet (electric or gas) and mix thoroughly.

 

For electric skillets set temp to 250. Cook covered for a minimum of 30 minutes, stirring often. Uncover and raise heat to boil off excess water until you reach the desired consistency.

 

Serves 4-6

 

 

September

September

 

Here is a recipe that works well for tougher cuts of deer meat (or ground). 
 
Deer Soup

 

This recipe will require 1-2 pounds of cut up or ground meat

 

Beef boulion cubes 2

 

2 cups cut up cabbage

 

1 package frozen mixed veggies (or provide seperate peas, corn, carrots, green beans, etc.)

 

Put meat in crock pot, add rest of ingredients, cover with water. Put crock pot on low and cook all day.  Top with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

 

October
October
 
Here is a recipe that works well for just about any cut of deer meat. 
 
Crock Pot Tips and Noodles
 

This recipe will require 1-2 pounds of roast or other tough cut of meat

 

Egg Noodles

 

Brown Gravy

 

Put meat in crock pot, cover with water. Put crock pot on high and cook until meat falls apart.  Drain water.  Cook your noodles.  Add gravy to the meat in the crock pot. Cook until heated thoroughly.  Serve meat/gravy mixture over the noodles, top with salt and pepper, and enjoy!

November 
November 
 
Here is a recipe that will work with just about any sausage. 
 
Venison Reuben
 

This recipe will require sausage sliced thin (about 1/8")

 

Sharp knife

 

Rye bread

 

Saurkraut

 

Thousand Island Dressing

 

Swiss cheese (although any white cheese will work)

 

Slice enough sausage to place about 6 pieces on each sandwich, and brown them in a hot pan.  While these are browning, butter your bread.  Put the buttered side down on the pan. Add cheese, then meat, then saurkraut. Squirt some dressing on, then top with your other slice of bread.  Cook like you would a grilled cheese sandwich.

December

December

 

Here is a good duck / waterfowl / pheasant recipe. 
 
Easy Wood Duck
 

This recipe will require: 

 

4 ducks (include hearts/livers/gizzards if you like)

 

One bottle Italian dressing

 

1/2 packet of onion soup mix (low sodium if possible)

 

2-4 Thin sliced carrots

 

Lemon pepper

 

Spray a casserole dish with non stick cooking spray. Put about 1 inch of water in the dish.  Add ducks and carrots.  Pour Italian dressing over all, sprinkle onion soup mix and lemon pepper over the top.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours.  

 

 
Buds Taxidermy monthly recipe. We have featured or will feature recipes for wild game birds, deer, rabbit, squirrel, road kill, and appetizer.

 

This Iowa taxidermist shop is located in DeWitt near Davenport and Illinois quad cities.

 

Bud's Taxidermy
DeWitt, IA 52742

 

563-210-1110
bud@budstaxidermy.onmicrosoft.com

 

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