Slow Cooker Venison Stew
If you’ve got some venison stew meat in the freezer, here’s a fantastic recipe to make the most of it. Full of rich flavors and hearty vegetables such as mushrooms, potatoes, and turnips, this rustic, comforting stew comes together in a snap thanks to your slow cooker. The recipe calls for the meat to be browned in a skillet before it is added to the slow cooker, but if you want to cut down on prep time, you can put the flour-coated meat straight into the slow cooker. (Browning makes the meat more flavorful but it’s not an essential step.) The addition of blackberry jam might sound odd, but trust us: it helps thicken the stew and adds a subtle sweetness to the sauce that balances out the savory flavors of the brown ale and Dijon mustard. Serve the stew as-is with plenty of crusty bread on the side, or ladle it over hot cooked mashed potatoes or buttered egg noodles.