Bacon Venison Hash
A few months ago, I posted a recipe for venison hash on my old website so today I wanted to bring it back to you here since it is open hunting season and you may be coming into some venison and wild game soon, woohoo! (Feel free to share if you do *cough*cough*wink*wink*) If you are heading out on the hunt, you may find the articles over at outdoor empire hunting interesting.
Venison is the term used to denote meat from a game animal, namely deer. It tends to be a very lean meat (meaning it has low saturated fat content) and is high in protein, iron and your b-vitamins. Venison is considered a wild game and therefore feeds off of it’s environment depending on where it lives.
This hash can be used for any meal but I particularly like to top it with an egg, cooked any which way, but a runny yolk sure is a nice complement. Bacon has received much heat lately, if you are worried, check out my post here and make sure you find a local pasture raised bacon. Find some local sources of bacon here.
This recipe is gluten and dairy free for any of you wondering and involves some healthy veggies to go along with your delicious wild game, enjoy!Print
- 4 strips of bacon, chopped into 1/2” slices
- 1 pound ground venison (or chopped venison steak)
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 3 small potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 3 small carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups of raw spinach
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Crisp bacon in a large skillet over medium heat, remove with slotted spoon and place on paper towel lined dish, reserve bacon grease in pan to use for hash
- Add onions, saute for 3 minutes until translucent
- Add garlic, carrots and potatoes and sauté for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently to soften potatoes
- Add venison and sauté for about 5 minutes to brown
- Add spinach, salt and pepper, stir to combine
- Allow spinach to wilt and turn down heat to medium low, saute until venison is cooked through
Add an egg over easy or two on top to round out your breakfast!
Enjoy and happy hunting!