January 9, 2013

BBQ deer chops in a slow cooker

Some of you out there have deer meat in your freezer....and you may be wondering what to make with it. Well, I have a fantastic recipe for you! We like deer meat once in a while at our house...well, all of us but one...my youngest son. 

He says to me "Mom, I will eat a cow, but I will not eat a deer."  

And to that, I say "okay."

So...we have a friend that hunts and he was kind enough to share his game! We were gifted  3 packages each of: 
chops, steaks and ground meat. 

Scouring the internet I found so many delicious looking recipes...it was hard to choose. I decided on a BBQ sauce, slow cooker recipe, and oh my am I glad I did!!! 
It turned out DEE-LISH-US!!!!    !

We totally scarfed it down! My hubby absolutely loved it. We ate it served on a bed of steam white rice. Mashed potatoes would go beautiful with this dish as well.
I cooked these chops in this homemade BBQ sauce for about 6 hours on high. You need a good 6 hours to get to the point where the meat is very, very tender! Trust me, it's worth the wait.
Recipe: BBQ deer chops in a slow cooker

2 lbs. deer chops
1 cup ketchup
2 cups water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 packet onion soup mix
1 tsp onion powder
few shakes Worcestershire sauce

Brown deer chops in skillet in a bit of vegetable oil. Mix remaining ingredients in crock pot. Add the deer chops. Cook on high 5 to 6 hours. If you are not going to be home all day, you can cook on low for 7 or 8 hours. Serve over hot steamed white rice or mashed potatoes.