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How to Cook Venison Steaks in a Crock Pot

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Caryn Anderson combines extensive behind-the-scenes writing experience with her passion for all things food, fashion, garden and travel. Bitten by the travel bug at the age of 15 after a trip to Europe, Anderson fostered her love of style and fashion while living in New York City and earning her degree at New York University.
How to Cook Venison Steaks in a Crock Pot
Cooked venison steaks with garnish. Photo Credit: Nemanja Tomic/iStock/Getty Images

Venison is a lean red meat that is easy to overcook. Whether you're new to cooking with venison, or a seasoned veteran looking for a new technique, try using your slow cooker for a foolproof way to infuse your meat with flavor and moisture. Add vegetables and potatoes to the mix and you can let the slow cooker do all the work, while you take all the credit for a delicious meal.

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Step 1

Season your venison steaks with salt and black pepper. You can also sprinkle the meat with all-purpose flour, coating both sides before placing it in the slow cooker. The flour will later thicken the cooking liquids.

Step 2

Place the steaks in the slow cooker, along with vegetables of your choice. Experiment with new flavors or use some of your tried-and-true favorites. Some examples include frozen or fresh vegetables such as carrots, onion, garlic, green bell pepper or diced tomatoes.

Step 3

Pour a cooking liquid of your choice over the mixture. You can use whatever you like, including wine, broth, water, condensed soup -- or a combination of liquids. Slow, moist cooking tenderizes the meat, leaving succulent steaks.

Step 4

Cover the slow cooker and cook the venison steaks for six to eight hours on low or three to four hours on high. Check the venison steaks with an instant-read thermometer to make sure that they are properly cooked. According to the University of Minnesota Extension, it should be cooked to a minimum temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

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