Venison in a Cream Sauce over Pearl Cous Cous



I have a wonderful friend who hunts (bow and arrow type) I am sure he will correct me on that one! He does get a wonderful venison mix, and I asked if I could have some. I have never had venison before and I really wanted to try it, and to make a nice meal for my husband and me.  He gave us two really nice venison steaks.  I decided that I wanted to make a nice stroganoff type of meal but with my own turn to it.


The venison was very flavorful and really quite good.  I am so going to butter my friend up to get a loin next time!! Love you DAVE!!

Can of lager beer (or two)

Pasta of your choice, we used pearl cous cous

1 lb venison steak Cut into thin finger sized strips)

3 tbsps flour

4 tbsps oil

3 tbsps butter

1 onion

1 container of chive cream cheese

1 package wild mushrooms

1 bunch cilantro chopped

16 ozs sour cream

1 3/4 cups beef broth

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/4 cup white wine

Salt and pepper

Garlic powder


Put the venison in a zip lock bag with the beer and allow to marinate for a day or a bit longer. The lager beer gives it a really nice undertone once cooked.


Cut the venison into strips or bite-sized pieces (your preference)

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and chop the onion. Coat the venison in the flour, garlic powder and salt and pepper to your taste, set aside;

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use half the butter and half the oil to a pan along with the mushrooms and the chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté until soft.

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Add in the cream cheese, sour cream, beef broth and wine and stir to blend. Add the venison to the pan, along with the cilantro stir and simmer for about 5 minutes.


If it starts to get dry add the other half of the butter and oil (I needed to do this) Keep in mind that Venison cooks fast and you want it medium to medium rare at the very least the longer you cook it the tougher it will get.



I enjoyed my first toe into the proverbial waters of game meat cooking.  My next exciting adventure would be duck breast!!  Can’t wait for that one!


Serve over your favorite pasta.


Bon appétit


“I just hate health food”

Julia Child




8 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks amazing! I am going to have to try this very soon! 🙂


    1. It was my first venison dish I can’t wait to try again. Let me know if you are it. And thank you for the comment!


  2. ABQPaleo says:

    Soaking it in beer is a great idea


    1. The friend who gave t to me suggested that. It worked out great. Thank you!


  3. This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to have to give it a try! I recently received A LOT of venison and am looking forward to experimenting with different ways to make it. Thanks for the pingback!


  4. Lauren says:

    This looks delicious! I just received A LOT of venison from a friend and am looking forward to experimenting with different ways to cook it! I’ll have to give this a shot. Thanks for the pingback!


    1. Your welcome and let me know how your adventures in cooking go with this meat I plan on getting more and doing the same! Laura


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