Slow Cooker Venison Sloppy Joes

Slow Cooker Venison Sloppy Joes


"This recipe comes from my friend who is a guide in Alaska - it's excellent for sandwiches, on rolls with sharp Cheddar cheese. Yum yum! Slow cooked in a slow cooker so even the toughest of roasts or stew meats will work; eventually the meat just falls apart! Also good served over hot cooked rice. Delicious!"


8 h 5 m servings 538 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 538 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 51.8 g
  • 104%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 191 mg
  • 64%
  • Sodium:
  • 1071 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Remove from skillet, crumble and set aside. Brown stew meat in bacon grease for flavor.
  2. Put onion, sugar, vinegar, cumin, chili powder, garlic, mustard, ketchup, salt and pepper in slow cooker and mix well. Add bacon and venison and stir together.
  3. Cook for a minimum of 8 hours on Low setting. Use a fork to separate the meat into a thick and yummy Sloppy Joe-style barbecue.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 82 Ratings


this was awesome! i used ground instead of stew meat, added alittle beef broth and a little water! my husband raved and i liked it also! will definately have this recipe again!

I couldn't help but feel something was amiss when I saw one tablespoon of cumin. I think that the rave reviews are coming from people who hate the taste of venison. I followed the recipe exactly...

This slow cooker sloppy joe recipe is a definite keeper!! I was looking for something different to do with all the deer meat in our freezer and was not disappointed with this. A bonus is that ...

This is so good! This was awesome made with steaks and cutlets. I pulled it apart at 7 hours and let it simmer another hour. Tonight I used ground venison and it was a hit at our potluck. I ...

Yummm, this was delicious. My husband does not like ketchup or mustard, so I replaced with bbq sauce. Final result tasted more like a pulled-pork style sandwich as opposed to a sloppy joe. I ...

My fiance is a huge hunter and I always have a freezer full of venison to cook with. This is deff. one of his favorites and it is so easy.I also love this recipe because I make a big bake with t...

Awesome! I made this for a party and it was a huge hit. I used ground venison instead of stew meat and it turned out great. I browned the meat and then cooked it in the slow cooker for 4 hour...

I've never had Venison before trying this recipe. My husband's friend gave us some and we didn't know what to do with it. It was a fabulous recipe and I would try it again in a hearbeat. No a...

We really liked the flavor of this recipe but I think I made a mistake in using venison round steak. After 9 hours on low it was shreadable but still tough when you bit into it. I will try this...