Venison Spaghetti is a simple, savory meal for any occasion. Full of Italian herbs and simmered slowly to release the flavors, this hearty meat sauce is a tasty way to eat wild game.
If you have a friend or relative who hasn’t eaten wild game, or who thinks they don’t like it, this is a great way to serve venison to a ‘first-timer’. It has such a savory blend of herbs that they probably won’t even know that it is wild game!
How to Make Venison Spaghetti Sauce
First, chop an onion, pepper, and garlic. Add them to a dutch oven with a tablespoon of oil or bacon fat. You might have noticed by now, that I like to fry all wild game in bacon fat! I save all my bacon drippings and use them to fry deer meat because it adds a great flavor.
Next, add the venison, and fry till all the meat is browned. Stir frequently. Note: I used red bell peppers just because that is what I had in my fridge.
Then, add the cans of tomatoes, the seasonings, and simmer for 1 hour. If it gets too thick, add a 1/2 cup of water. But it was perfect for me at 1 hour. Stir frequently to keep the venison sauce from sticking.
How to use Venison Meat Sauce
You can use this over spaghetti noodles, of course. But you can also use this for lasagna (use this elk lasagna recipe), or use with this tortellini recipe or ravioli. So many options! Serve with a simple spinach salad on the side and you have a meal fit for a king.
Can I freeze Venison Spaghetti Sauce?
Yes, you can freeze this recipe very easily. Just place in freezer bags or containers, label, and use within 3 months. It reheats easily in a crockpot. Here’s a label-maker on Amazon: (affiliate link)
Here are some nifty freezer-safe containers that freeze your food in 2-cup portions! How handy is that?!
Venison Spaghetti Recipe
- 1 pound venison ground
- 1 Tablespoon bacon fat OR olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 6 cloves garlic diced
- 1 green bell pepper
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 28 oz tomato sauce
- 3 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoons black pepper
- Place oil in a dutch oven or stockpot. Add ground venison, green pepper, onion, and garlic. Fry together till meat is browned.
- Add tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Add Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
- Simmer on low for one hour, stirring frequently. Serve over spaghetti noodles.