Slow Cooker Venison Roast [crockpot recipe]

Slow Cooker Venison Roast [crockpot recipe]

Learn how I make fall-apart tender & juicy venison roast right in my slow cooker. It’s the easiest way to ensure a perfect result every time. Full recipe here:

Making this slow cooker venison roast is the WAY to cook a venison roast. It’s so easy to do! This is literally a get-up in the morning, set it and forget it kind of recipe. But, the reward of starting this recipe in the morning pays off 10 fold when you tuck into a juicy, tender piece of deer meat with potatoes, carrots, and plenty of gravy. I couldn’t love this recipe more if I tried.

Cooking venison roast cuts is pretty straightforward. However, in my years of venison cooking, I have kissed a few frogs. When you have a roast, especially if it’s from the shoulder or neck, it has lots of connective tissue. If cooked improperly, the connective tissue remains rubbery and unpleasant.

In comparison, if cooked appropriately, venison roast can be fall-apart tender. The way to achieve this result is by cooking it low and slow. Or, low temperature over a longer period of time. In my experience, the easiest and best way to ensure a perfect result is to use your slow cooker.

The best way that I’ve found to make sure a venison roast (bone-in or out) tender is to cook it in the crockpot or slow cooker on low for 8-9 hours, or until it is falling apart. If you cook it on low you won’t dry it out. Please note that I don’t recommend cooking this on high for 4-6 hours. It’s not going to be as juicy and tender. If you’re in a hurry, I’d really recommend planning another day to make this when you can set yourself up to have it cook all day or overnight while you rest.

Put this venison roast recipe on your meal rotation list – it’s perfect for a busy weekday OR special enough for a cozy weekend meal, just like this crazy popular venison stew (


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