How to make it

  • Heat Oven to 350 Degrees\
  • Heat Oil (Med Heat) in a Cast Iron or Enameled Dutch Oven
  • Fry meat in batches until dark brown. Remove to a plate
  • Add Onion and more oil if necessary. Caramelize to dark brown but not burnt. Add Garlic about 2 minutes before Onions are done. Remove to a blender and purree with a small amount of Guiness.
  • Return Venison to pan.
  • Mix Flour, Juniper Berries and Ground Mustard in a small bowl and sprinkle over Venison. Cook for 1 minute stirring constantly until flour browns slightly.
  • Stir in Guiness, Onion/Garlic Puree', Vinegar, Sugar and Bay Leaves. Season with Salt & Pepper.
  • Add enough broth to just cover meat and bring to a simmer. Cover, put in oven and braise for 2 - 2 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally . Add broth or Guiness if mixture gets too thick.
  • About 20 mins before end of cooking time make dumplings.
  • Sift flour & mustard together into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix in suet. Stir in Horseraddish and enough water to make a soft dough.
  • With floured hands, form into 6 dumpliings and place on top of the venison. Cover and cook 15 mins more or until Dumplings are well risen.
  • Serve with Crusty Bread.

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    " It was excellent "
    rescue_ranger ate it and said...
    Jim Awsome recipe I am going to make this this new years eve over the fire pit with some of my venison from this years hunt
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  • sousdrew 8 years ago
    I love braised anything. This sounds fantastic.

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  • sitbynellie 9 years ago
    Jim, this sounds brilliant... it's one I could make for sure. Thankfully we don't have to go out and catch our own as we have a brilliant fish/poultry/game seller right nearby and they have venison pretty much all year round. I'll let you know how I get on.
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    " It was excellent "
    grizzlybear ate it and said...
    Oh Yeah i will be making this this weekend.....GREAT POST....BIG BEAR 5 on this one

    very nice....jim
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    " It was excellent "
    angelinaw ate it and said...
    Thank you for sharing, I have just the perfect occaision in mind to make this recipe for. Great flavor combinations. I can't wait to make it! High-five!
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    " It was excellent "
    meals4abby ate it and said...
    I'm thinkin' this is going to become a staple in my house!! Can't thank you enough, Jim. High-5!
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    " It was excellent "
    dynie ate it and said...
    Thank you! I'm bookmarking this recipe! I'm open for awesome venison recipes!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I've never tried vension - but this makes me want to give it a try, Jim. Wow - look all the fantastic flavor components and with dumplings. I have a true love for dumplings and am a big fan of horseradish. Oh my... wonder if I can come across vension here without Elmer Fudd-ing it? We'll see. Another great post - thanks so much! Bookmarking again...
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  • grandmommy 10 years ago
    Thanks Jim, I saved this one for my husband and brother-in-law, They really like venison.
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