How To Cook A Venison Neck Roast In The Oven?

If a whole roast is too big for your family to eat, you can also cut the flesh crosswise between two vertebrae when butchering it into smaller roasts.

Brown the roast in in olive oil in a big skillet, preferably cast iron, for more flavor.

Be sure to pour all of the fond (browned goodness) from the cast-iron pan’s bottom into the slow cooker. (use sherry or wine to deglaze the pan)

These venison roasts can also be broiled in a Dutch oven or roasting pan under a lid. Cook for 3–4 hours at low heat, 300°F, or until fork tender.


A Dutch oven with olive oil in it is hot. Use salt to season the meat. Meat should be seared for three minutes on each side, or until browned, in hot oil. Reduce heat to medium, then set the meat aside. Cook the onions in the pot until they are transparent. Cook the carrots and garlic for two minutes.

After that, deglaze the saucepan by adding liquid to dissolve any stuck-on caramelized bits. These caramelized particles are flavor bombs that give your stock a rich, savory flavor.

Pour red wine into the saucepan and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom to deglaze. Add your stock and neck meat after that. Add a rosemary sprig, a handful of thyme, and twine to the pot. Sprinkle the saucepan with a little salt and pepper, cover it, and bake it.

Cook the meat slowly for six hours, or until it readily shreds with a fork. Enjoy with mashed potatoes after serving!

Serving meals made from wild animals to friends and family is one of the best parts of bowhunting. With this braising method, which also works on shanks and shoulders, you may now dazzle them.

There is only one way to obtain more venison, like the neck roast in this recipe: go hunting! Visit a bowhunting outlet first for professional guidance and specialized gear. Soon, go to an archery shop!

How hot should I cook my venison?

Salt and heat make for a crispy and tasty roast. Cook a roast at 180°C/350°F for 15 minutes per 500 g for medium-rare.

How can venison be cooked to make it tender?

I’ve discovered that cooking a venison roast (bone-in or out) in a slow cooker or crockpot on low for 8 to 9 hours or until it is falling apart is the best way to ensure that it is tender. You won’t dry it out if you cook it slowly.

Please be aware that I do not advise cooking this for 4-6 hours on high. There won’t be as much juiciness and tenderness. Planning extra day to make this if you need to make it quickly will allow you to set it up so that it cooks all day or overnight while you relax.

How may venison be prepared without becoming dry?

Because of the beef’s delicate fat marbling, it nearly stays moist and succulent no matter what you do to it. Venison, on the other hand, lacks the same marbling and loses moisture in a different way. While cooking beef, melted fat and moisture drip out into the pan or onto the grill, but while cooking venison, the moisture rises like intangible meat smoke.

One method to keep the moisture in the venison steak is to sear it in a cast iron pan with some olive oil. Another method is to marinate the meat, which not only gives it moisture but also makes it more soft. Usually, harder pieces of meat require marinades, but a backstrap or tenderloin only requires a little salt and pepper.

You can try some of our favorite marinades for wild game or these everyday items when it comes to marinades:

  • Italian sauce
  • Teriyaki
  • a red wine
  • Barbecue

Give it at least six hours to soak before cooking it. You’ll get fantastically flavorful beef that is not simply wonderfully juicy.

How long does it take to cook venison?

The cooking procedures and temperatures are largely the same as for other meats. In a medium oven, 11/2 to 2 hours is about ideal. When browned, all meats have a better flavor. Although it is not necessary to marinate our tender venison, doing so will enhance the flavor.

How long should a deer neck roast be smoked?

Avoid trying to figure things out. Rub a lot of olive oil, salt, and pepper into the roast (or your favorite rub). Refrigerate it for at least 12 hours after wrapping it in plastic wrap.

Place for 6 to 8 hours in a 200 to 225 degree smoker. Meat should easily pull away from the roast, but not fall off. Continue smoking if it still seems a little difficult.

Place the roast between two sheets of sturdy foil. Add about a cup of barbecue sauce, then tightly wrap. Re-smoker for 3 to 4 more hours, or until the flesh falls off the bone.

Is a roast neck good?

When prepared in a crockpot, deer neck roast is unexpectedly flavorful and tender. This recipe is a great way to use up a deer neck because it is cooked low and slow while being seasoned with herbs and butter. Don’t just let the meat on a neck go to waste because there is a lot of it.

Describe the neck roast.

How Does It Work? From the neck of pasture-raised cattle, this cut is a roast that is easy to handle. It’s a fantastic cut for braising or smoking since it contains a combination of muscle, fat, bones, and tendons.

Does cooking venison longer make it more tender?

Use any beef pot roast recipe if you have access to a crock pot; you’ll be pleasantly surprised. However, venison may require significantly more cooking time than two to four hours in order for the meat to become soft.

Can a neck roast be smoked?

Trim the roast’s silver skin and connective tissue first. The surface of the roast should be covered with the mixture of the three seasoning ingredients. A neck roast requires a lot of spice, so don’t be afraid to go heavy on it. Save one tablespoon of the seasoning rub for the vegetables, though.

Place the roast directly on the smoker rack and smoke it over hickory at 250–275 degrees for four to five hours. Peel the garlic, cut it into quarters, then do the same with the peppers and onions. In the bottom of a disposable aluminum roasting pan, arrange the vegetables and top with the saved tablespoon of seasoning mixture. 2 cups of beef stock should be added.

The roast should be removed from the smoker and placed on the vegetables and stock in the roasting pan after it has smoked for four hours for smaller roasts and five hours for bigger buck roasts. To keep all the steam inside the pan, cover securely with heavy-duty foil and crimp the edges. Return the pan to the smoker or a 300° oven and cook it there for an additional four hours. Lift a corner of the foil to let steam escape before taking the roast out of the oven and examining it for doneness. The flesh should easily shred.

Pick as much meat as you can from the neck bone once the roast has cooled enough to shred. Re-add the meat to the pan, along with the onions, peppers, and cooking liquids.

How are venison steaks smoked?

Put the butter, garlic, sage, dried cherries, salt, and pepper in a heat-resistant shallow pan. Place aside.

Salt and pepper the steaks evenly on all sides. Depending on the thickness of your steaks, place the steaks and the pan with the cherry sage butter on the grates, secure the lid, and smoke for 1 to 1.5 hours. If you want to wind up with a medium-rare steak, your steaks should be smoked until they reach an internal temperature of about 125 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove your steaks from the grill when they reach 125 degrees Fahrenheit and heat up a sear box (or a cast iron skillet) to high heat (at least 500 degrees F). Steaks should be dipped in the butter mixture. Just a thin layer of the smoked butter; no chunks of cherry or garlic.

Prior to slicing and serving, allow the steaks to rest for 10 minutes. Enjoy by placing a dollop of the warm smoked cherry sage butter on top of each steak.

How tender is a beef neck roast?

As the name implies, beef neck is a neck-based cut. It is an extremely cost-effective cut. The neck contains tendons and bones, making it a potentially difficult cut if prepared fast. However, the meat will become tender if simmered or stewed over an extended period of time.

Can I smoke a roast deer?

Deer or elk meat can be prepared barbecue-style with smoked venison roast by cooking the protein slowly over indirect heat in a low-temperature wood pellet grill or electric smoker.

What is the purpose of venison neck?

The majority of folks I know make hamburger meat out of venison neck. Because the sinew and fat threaded throughout can make it nearly impossible to take the flesh neatly, I’ve frequently seen folks waste a lot of it without even realizing it. Take heart, though, since the venison neck’s fat makes an excellent braising ingredient.

This fat will melt off and help thicken your sauce as the deer neck cooks, producing a gravy that is incredibly tasty to go with the braised venison neck. You may just leave the venison neck whole when butchering it for a dish like this. If not, you can still grind it into hamburger without removing the majority of the fat. The fat can be used in the grinder as long as it is transparent enough to be seen through.

How hot is it before venison shreds?

To check the temperature, use a meat thermometer. When you puncture the meat, you should be able to feel how soft it is. When the internal temperature of the meat reaches 180–190 degrees, remove it. Keep it from rising above 200 degrees.

Is there bone in neck roast?

At the grocery store, you can get premium cuts like filet mignon and sirloin steaks, but neck meat is usually not on your list of items to buy. Trying various meat cuts and culinary techniques is one of the best things about bowhunting. If you’ve never had neck meat, know that it’s loaded with tendons and strong muscles.

The neck is not a soft cut, but when it is properly prepared—whether by grinding, braising, or slow cooking—it becomes incredibly tender. Although braised venison may sound elegant and difficult to prepare, it is simple. Meat is browned on all sides then braised by simmering it in broth. It’s a quick procedure that just needs a few components and some time.

*A neck roast with the bone in has greater taste than one with the bone out. Even so, if you hunt in CWD-affected areas and you’re worried about the presence of prions in the bones and spinal cord, you should debone the roast. Click here to read more about CWD and testing.

Can venison be smoked?

Everyone is aware that the tenderloin is one of the tastiest cuts of beef. It ranks right up there with deer’s backstrap and loin. Since we don’t get a lot of it and it’s highly valued in our home, I made the decision to smoke some of ours this year for a truly special occasion. This year, my husband J had the good fortune to harvest an Ohio buck, so the recipes have been pouring in like crazy! Purchase my cookbook to see more of my favorites!

Yes, you read that correctly. I wrote a cookbook, which is really titled Venison Every Day. I devoted the entire book to making simple, uncomplicated foods that home cooks (like me) can make every day, all year long.

You need this book if you’re tired of the same old recipes, the stale and unhealthy things you see on Pinterest, or if you don’t think you enjoy venison. It has every feature I wished I had five years ago.

What makes this dish so wonderful is the marinade; it is quite similar to my All-Purpose Marinade. It has a strong citrus flavor, which is ideal for venison because the meat is so rich and gamey. I like to marinate this for at least four hours or perhaps overnight. Naturally, the longer you cook it, the more tasty it will be.

One of the finest advice I can give is to make sure your venison marinades have lots of acid! It really will alter the way you prepare meals. See this thread for more advice on cooking.