Do you love a juicy and delicious steak grilled to perfection? If so, you’re in for a treat! As an assistant for a BBQ chef, I am excited to share with you this incredible deer steak recipe that will have your taste buds dancing with joy. Trust me; this recipe is the real deal – it’s packed with flavor and easy to make.
Whether you’re craving a quick and satisfying meal or looking for something more substantial, the deer steak minute steaks are sure to please. When cooked correctly, these steaks become incredibly tender and juicy, making them perfect for any occasion.
This recipe is perfect for those who want to indulge in the full-bodied flavors of venison but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. Plus, it’s versatile enough that you can swap out certain ingredients if needed.
When it comes to cooking deer steak minute steaks, it’s essential to get the basics right. I’ll show you precisely how to cook them to perfection so that they’re tender, juicy and full of flavor. So roll up your sleeves, grab your apron, and let’s get started on this delectable deer steak recipe!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Listen up, folks! I’ve got a recipe that’ll blow your taste buds right out of the gate. You’ve never tasted anything like this before. This recipe is packed with flavor and juicy goodness, making it perfect for any occasion. That’s right, I’m talking about Deer Steak, also known as Minute Steaks.
If you’re a fan of meat, then this is the recipe for you. These venison minute steaks are beyond delicious and will have you begging for more. The combination of flour, milk, salt, and pepper create a crispy and spicy coating that is simply irresistible. It’s the perfect dish to introduce at pub or barbeque parties.
Deer steak is versatile and can be cooked in multiple ways such as pan-fried, grilled or slow-cooked in a mushroom sauce, which makes it an amazing addition to your dinner rotation, especially since it cooks quickly in only fifteen to twenty minutes. Whether you prefer a quick weeknight meal or an elaborate family dinner spread across multiple courses, Deer steak is just what you need.
Trust me when I say that once you’ve tried this recipe, it’ll become an instant family favorite. So why not give it a try? It’s different from other steak recipes and because of its uniqueness; we’re confident that you will absolutely fall in love with it. You won’t regret trying something new!
Time to gather the goods:
- 1 pound deer steak (minute steaks) or venison cube steak
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 3-4 tablespoons vegetable oil or bacon grease (for pan frying)
With only a few basic ingredients, you can whip up a tender and flavorful dish that will have everyone coming back for seconds. The most important component is the venison minute steaks or venison cube steak, which are lean meats that are perfect for pan frying. You’ll also need some salt and pepper to season the meat to perfection. Next, you’ll coat the meat in flour to give it a crispy texture when cooked. To make the coating stick, dip the meat into a mixture of milk and egg before dredging it in the flour mixture. Finally, you’ll need plenty of oil or bacon grease to help cook the meat to perfection by ensuring it develops a crispy golden colour on both sides.
The Recipe How-To
Now that we have got all the ingredients ready, it’s time to start cooking!
Step 1: Preparing the Venison Minute Steaks
First, take out the Venison Minute Steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This will help them cook more evenly.
Next, season both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper according to your preference.
Then, dredge the steaks in flour, making sure to coat each side well. Shake off any excess flour.
Step 2: Cooking the Venison Minute Steaks
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add in a tablespoon of oil. You can use any oil you prefer like Canola or Olive oil. Once the oil is hot enough, add in the venison minute steaks.
Cook for around 40 seconds until a crust develops colour around the edges, then flip and cook for another 15-20 seconds. Make sure to not flip again to ensure that your steak doesn’t lose its juices.
If you prefer your steak well-done, you can cook it for an additional minute or so (depending on how thick your steak is). But remember that venison meat tastes best when cooked rare to medium-rare.
Step 3: Resting Time
Once the venison minute steaks are done cooking, transfer them onto a plate and cover with tinfoil. Let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving. This helps to seal in all those delicious flavours.
And there you have it – perfectly cooked Deer Steak (Minute Steaks) Recipe ready to be devoured!
Note: Remember to adjust your cooking time based on your preference and overall measurement.
Substitutions and Variations
Now, let’s talk about some ways to switch up the recipe and make it your own. First off, if you can’t find venison minute or cube steaks, you can substitute beef cube steak instead. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time as needed since beef cooks differently than venison.
If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to the traditional pan-fried steak, try grilling the venison steaks instead. The grill gives them a delicious char and smoky flavor that can’t be beaten. Bonus points if you brush on some of your favorite BBQ sauce while grilling.
For something a little more decadent, try making chicken-fried venison steak. This southern classic involves dredging the meat in a seasoned flour mixture before pan-frying it until crispy and golden brown. Serve it up with some mashed potatoes and gravy for the ultimate comfort food meal.
If you’re feeling adventurous, give slow cooker venison steaks a try. This method involves cooking the meat low and slow with some liquid (like beef broth or beer) until it becomes melt-in-your-mouth tender. It’s perfect for busy weeknights when you want a fuss-free dinner.
For lunchtime sandwiches that pack a punch, try slicing leftover venison steak thin and serving it on crusty bread with some beetroot or pickles. Or if you prefer something heartier, go all out with country fried venison topped with mushroom gravy.
So as you can see, there are plenty of variations and substitutions to make this recipe your own. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment until you find your perfect venison steak recipe.
Serving and Pairing
Ah, the moment we’ve been waiting for! It’s time to indulge in the juicy goodness that is the deer steak. But wait, before you dig in, let me give you some tips on how to serve and pair this delicious dish.
First things first, I recommend serving the venison minute steaks hot off the skillet or grill pan. There’s no need to wait as the steaks stay warm for a good while. The aroma will tantalize your taste buds and beckon you to come closer.
Now, let’s talk about pairing. A great side dish to serve with your venison minute steak is mashed potatoes. The soft texture and creamy flavor perfectly complement the rich and nutty character of the steak.
If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, you can also try beetroot as a side dish. The earthy flavor of this root vegetable goes surprisingly well with the lean meatiness of the deer steak.
Drizzle some mushroom gravy on top for extra oomph! The savory notes of the gravy mix well with the sweetness of the beetroot and add depth to the meal.
For those who prefer sandwiches, deer steak sandwiches are a popular option too. You can slice up your venison minute steaks and add them to bread along with some veggies like lettuce, tomatoes, and onions for added crunch.
When it comes to drinks, I recommend red wine or beer as they go well with any type of steak. However, feel free to choose whatever you like!
So remember – serve your venison minute steaks hot off the pan or grill, pair it with mashed potatoes or something adventurous like beetroot, and enjoy with a glass of your favorite wine or beer. Bon appétit!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to meal prep, making this venison minute steak recipe ahead of time is not an issue. You can prepare the steaks by following the recipe instructions and then store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to three days.
If you’re planning on storing for longer than three days, I recommend wrapping each steak individually with plastic wrap before placing them into a sealed container. This will help to prevent air from getting in and drying out the steaks.
To reheat the steaks, there are a few different methods you can use depending on your preference. If you’re short on time, simply frying them up in a pan with a bit of butter or oil over medium heat should do the trick. Cook for about 2-3 minutes per side until they are heated through.
If you have a bit more time on your hands and want to avoid any grease, then try reheating them in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F and place the steaks onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Be careful not to overcook them as venison tends to dry out quickly.
Another option is to reheat them in the microwave for around 30 seconds to one minute, depending on the power of your microwave. Be sure to cover them with damp paper towels or plastic wrap to retain moisture.
Remember that while reheating may be convenient, it won’t be quite as good as when you first cooked the steak. Make sure you don’t overdo it, so as not to ruin the flavor and texture of these delicious venison minute steaks.
Tips for Perfect Results
I’ve spent years perfecting my deer steak recipe, and I want to share my top tips with you to ensure that your venison minute steaks come out tender and full of flavor every time.
1. Season Liberally: Deer meat can sometimes have a gamey taste that some people don’t enjoy. To counteract this, I always use plenty of salt and pepper when seasoning my meat. Don’t be afraid to be heavy-handed, as the seasonings will help bring out the natural flavors of the venison.
2. Properly Tenderize: Cube steak or minute steak comes from tougher areas of the deer, which means proper tenderization is key. Flour, milk, and egg hash are all great at helping to break down the fibers in the meat and make it more tender.
3. Cook Over High Heat: To get a nice sear on your venison steaks, it’s important to cook them over high heat. A grill pan over medium heat works best for me because it develops color around 40 seconds before flipping and then cooks for another 15-20 seconds per side.
4. Avoid Overcooking: Venison minute steaks can quickly become tough and dry if overcooked. Be sure to keep an eye on your steaks while cooking and try not to cook them beyond medium-rare.
5. Rest Before Serving: Just like with any other meat, it’s crucial to let your deer steak rest for a few minutes before serving. This will allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a more tender and flavorful end-product.
By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to create the best venison cube steak recipes or venison minute steak recipes that will make even the pickiest eaters crave for more.
Now that you have read through the Ingredient List and The Recipe How-To, some questions may have popped up. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers so you can cook with confidence and impress your guests with the best venison steak recipe out there.
What part of deer is minute steak?
When it comes to preparing deer steak, the method that seems to be widespread among those I’m acquainted with involves tenderizing the meat two or three times. This is typically done during the deer processing stage with cuts taken from the tenderloin or back straps.
What are minute steaks good for?
Looking for a versatile cut of beef that’s both healthy and flavorful? Look no further than minute steak! This quick-cooking cut is perfect for a variety of cooking methods, including grilling, frying, and braising. Plus, it’s lean and packed with taste, making it a smart choice for anyone who wants to enjoy the flavor of beef without a ton of extra fat and cholesterol.
What is the best meat for minute steak?
When we talk about a Minute Steak, we are referring to a piece of boneless beef that has been tenderized and comes from the sirloin area of a cow. Typically, it is quite thin, measuring only about a quarter of an inch in thickness.
How do you tenderize minute steak?
To achieve a tender texture in cube steaks, there are a few methods we can follow. One technique is to soak the meat and slow cook it in gravy. Another approach is to use a meat mallet to pound the steaks, resulting in the softening and tenderizing of the beef. By employing either of these approaches, we can ensure that our cube steaks will be flavorful and easy to chew.
So there you have it, folks! My recipe for the best venison steak you’ll ever taste. With its tender texture, mouth-watering flavors, and versatility, this dish is sure to satisfy any carnivore’s craving. Whether you’re in the mood for skillet cube steak, pan-fried venison minute steaks, grilled venison steak sandwiches, or country-fried venison with mushroom gravy, this recipe has got you covered.
So why wait? Grab some venison cube steak or minute steaks from your local butcher or grocery store and get cooking! And don’t just take my word for it – try it out yourself and see what I’m talking about. Trust me, you won’t regret it.
Remember to experiment with different variations and substitutions to make your own unique twist on this delicious recipe. And don’t forget to pair it with some mashed potatoes, beetroot, or other side dishes of your choice.
I hope you found my article helpful and informative. Happy cooking!
Deer Steak (Minute Steaks) Recipe
- 6 deer steaks (or minute steaks)
- 2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans mushroom soup
- 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can milk (use the soup can)
- 2 -3 tablespoons oil
- Pre heat oven to 300 degrees and heat oil in a pan. Mix the flour, salt and pepper together. Dredge steaks in flour mixture. Brown the outside of the steaks in oil. They do not need to be cooked all the way through. Put steaks in a 9X13 pan and pour in mushroom soup and milk. You can mix the mushroom soup and milk together before if you want. Make sure that the steaks are covered with milk and mushroom soup. Cook the steaks for at least three hours. If you don’t want to heat up your oven for this long just cook these in a slow cooker. Serve these with mashed potatoes.
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Shara @The Bird BBQ
Shara loves to experiment with different flavors and techniques when it comes to BBQ. She has been perfecting her craft for years and loves hosting backyard BBQs with friends & family. She often comes up with creative recipes that her guests rave about.