Enjoy a quick and easy dinner that is full of delicious flavor with this easy venison meatloaf! It’s sure to be a family favorite for years to come!
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No matter what the weather, comfort food is always on the menu. We love making easy, tasty, comfort food that the whole family can enjoy. This venison meatloaf is just the ticket.
Venison is very similar to ground beef in texture, but it has usually has less fat. It can burn, or be overcooked quite easily because of this. But, don’t let that scare you away from making this tasty venison meatloaf. The secret is to watch the time, and take it out as soon as the thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
It will continue to cook a bit after removal from the oven, so don’t worry about it being underdone. It’s actually better to be a bit underdone for more flavor and juiciness. We love venison in our house and we eat it much more often than beef.
Where do you get venison for this venison meatloaf?
Venison is deer meat. If you are fortunate enough to have a hunter in your family, venison may be plentiful. However, if you don’t have a hunter, you can try bartering with friends who DO hunt. Some butcher shops are even starting to carry venison.
Need some other dinner ideas?
What should I top my meatloaf with?
We love ketchup on our venison meatloaf. If you don’t like ketchup, there are alternatives. Try:
- brown gravy
- sawmill gravy
- melting cheddar cheese on top, during final 10 minutes of cooking
- BBQ sauce on top, during final 10 minutes of cooking
Are you ready for an easy, delicious dinner that is perfect for even weeknights? You need to try this venison meatloaf this week!
- Ground venison
- Canned tomatoes with green chilis
- Oatmeal, uncooked
- Parmesan cheese, grated
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
Making your venison meatloaf:
- Preheat oven.
- Combine venison, tomatoes with green chilis, chopped onion, eggs, oatmeal, Parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, and garlic powder in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
- Shape mixture into greased loaf pan.
- Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F.
- Let stand a few minutes before serving.
Easy Venison Meatloaf
- 2 pounds ground venison can sub ground beef, or turkey if desired
- 1 can (10 ounce) tomatoes with green chilis drained
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats uncooked
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Heat oven to 350°F.
Combine venison, tomatoes with green chilis, chopped onion, eggs, oatmeal, parmesan cheese, pepper, salt, and garlic powder in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
Shape mixture into greased 8” x 4” loaf pan.
Place upper oven rack in 350°F oven.
Bake 60 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center registers 160°F.
Let stand 10 minutes. Cut into slices and enjoy!