This is the only way I'll eat venison because the apple flavor really helps it be more flavorful.
Member since: Nov 26, 2012
MichaelC November 26, 2012 REVIEW:
Use your big crock pot for this one. This is a very good stew, and I believe that the apple and apple cider serves to take any gaminess out of the venison. It ends up tasting like beef. I had one carrot left, so ended up using all 9 in the package. Also was using smaller, red potatoes, so used 8 instead of 6. I didn't have enough minced onion, so substituted 1/4 cup of chopped fresh, which was a little much. I thickened the gravy by dipping out about 3/4 cup of the hot juice, and stirring in 4 heaping tablespoons of all purpose flour, then stirring this back into the stew. The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars is that it's a little tangy from all the apple flavoring, and that was a little more than I would have preferred. We enjoyed every bit of it however, and I'd urge you to try it. This is from a non-cooking husband/hunter who only gets to eat venison if he cooks it himself.
Labdad September 17, 2010 REVIEW:
I made this with ground venison and was pleased, especially with the aroma while it cooked. Double the apple cider for a better consistency.
joy November 8, 2009 REVIEW:
My family just loved this stew. Flavors all blended nicely. I had to add alittle more apple juice about half way thru and my slow cooker set on low had it done 7 hours. Delicous!
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