Fall is in the air and venison is in the freezer. I was raised on venison year round, my dad and mom are both hunters and as soon as I was old enough to be enrolled in a firearm safety class I joined them out in the deer stand.
My dad got his first deer of the bow season recently, and sent me home with a fresh package of steak over the weekend. Normally I slice it and pan fry it with plenty of onions and mushrooms, but I had a different idea that I wanted to give a go.
Venison Steak Pizza.
It takes all the elements of my favorite preparation of the meat and puts it on a crust, what’s not to love?
I made this dish, and my fiance came home from work and asked where I found the recipe. I said my brain, and he gave it rave reviews. So if you’re looking for something different to do with your deer this year, try this out!
- Venison steak, thinly sliced (cooked ground venison would also work well)
- 4 small yellow onions, chopped
- 1 package of sliced mushrooms
- Instant or frozen hasbrowns
- Premade pizza crust
- Butter or oil for cooking
- Start by finely chopping your onion and caramelizing it in a pan on medium low heat with a couple of tablespoons of butter. BE PATIENT. You want these onions to caramelize and it will take some time but the flavor is worth it. Once caramelized remove from heat and put aside in a bowl.
- Add just enough oil to the same pan to coat the bottom and dump in sliced mushrooms. Cook until desired tenderness, I like mine really soft. Remove from the pan and set aside in another bowl.
- Thinly slice your venison steak and cookin the same pan as the onions and mushrooms. I like to season my steak with garlic powder, a bit of salt, and a generous sprinkle of Cavenders All Purpose Greek Seasoning. Cook until medium rare, as it the meat will continue to cook once on the pizza crust.
- Prepare hash browns according to package directions. I made sure to really crisp mine up for a nice texture on the pizza.
- Prepare your crust according to package directions.
- Top the crust with small dollops of hash brown, onion, mushrooms, and meat. (*Cheese is optional, and would taste great. I didn’t think it needed it, but I also have a dairy allergy so take that information as you wish)
- Bake pizza until crust is cooked through and toppings are warmed.
- Serve and enjoy. Have a great hunting season!
**Serving Tip: My fiancé said that topping it with a light drizzle of honey BBQ sauce tasted fantastic if you’re needing a sauce to serve with it.
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