Lean venison gets an incredibly liberal dose of garlic in this slow cooked Garlicky Venison Roast. Root vegetables are roasted along side the roast, pureed to perfection, serving as a glorious base to the venison which is cooked so perfectly – it literally melts in your mouth!
What says “winter” like a good, slow cooked, tender ROAST?
You know what I’m talking about.
The kind that cooks allllll day long, slowly, carefully, until it basically falls apart if you look at it the right way.
The kind that you can smell cooking before you even walk in the door.
The kind that you’re craving this very moment.
And you’re in luck, because I have one helluva recipe for you.
First of all, let’s talk about venison. Had it? Loved it? Maybe not your favorite? That’s about to change.
Having grown up in a family of hunters (and now being married to one), I am fortunate to have access to venison pretty regularly. And I would argue that most midwesterners have a friend of a friend who hunts, so it isn’t THAT tough to come by. Problem #1, solved.
Problem #2. And one that really makes me fired up: the lame excuse of simply not liking it. First things first – venison is so similar to beef, with one key difference: it’s incredibly lean. That therein means you need to season and cook it properly in order to yield incredibly delicious results. My biggest rebuttal when people tell me they don’t like venison is, “Let me cook it for you”.
In the form of a roast, venison is best cooked low and slow, and with all the garlic you can get your hands on (or stomach). For me…the more, the better.
I had an over abundance of root vegetables on hand when I was making this recipe, and thought this roast would be beautiful served over a roasted root vegetable.
Spoiler: I was right.
Do yourself a favor and call up your buddy who’s uncle hunts on the regular and is always generously offering you the fruits of his labor. You won’t regret it.
And, if you’re still not a convert after this recipe – call me up. There’s something you’re not doing right.
Just kidding cause I love you! But seriously…..