Slow Cooker Venison and Cabbage Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Venison and Cabbage Stew Recipe
Pair this Slow Cooker Venison and Cabbage Stew Recipe with your favorite stout or porter beer. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

This Venison and Cabbage Stew Recipe is meaty, easy to make in a slow cooker, and exactly what you'll want to come home to on a chilly weeknight

Nothing quite hits the spot on a cold night better than a bowl of hot soup or stew, and this venison recipe delivers! The best part about this Venison and Cabbage Stew Recipe is that you can turn out a delicious, home-cooked meal without having to spend too much time in the kitchen. Your family will love how comforting the venison stew is and you’ll appreciate how simple it is to throw together.

You can make this recipe even easier by preparing some of the ingredients ahead of time. Chop the onion and cabbage; cook the ground venison. Store each ingredient in the refrigerator (up to 2-3 days) and pull them out when you’re ready to make the stew. I highly recommend doing this and cooking the stew at camp – it tastes even better around a campfire!

If you have cooked ground venison in your freezer, you can use that too. Simply crumble the frozen cooked venison into the slow cooker with the rest of the ingredients. I cook and freeze large batches of ground venison for recipes just like this one.


Venison and Cabbage Stew Recipe

Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 4 to 8 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ a white onion, chopped
  • 1 small to medium green cabbage, chopped
  • 4 cups beef or wild game broth
  • 2 cans red kidney beans (with liquid)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
cutting-cabbage-okc-chefs-knife
Use a large, sharp chef’s knife to chop the cabbage and onions. The Ontario Chromatics 7.8-inch Chef's Knife by Ontario Knife Company is perfect for chopping and features a stylish red molded handle. (Jessyca Sortillon)

Directions:

  1. Heat a couple tablespoons of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground venison and cook until browned, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat so it cooks evenly.
  2. ground-venison-wooden-spoon
    When cooking lean ground venison, use a non-stick pan with a little cooking oil or fat in it to help prevent the meat from sticking to the bottom of the pan. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

  3. Transfer the cooked ground venison to a slow cooker; add the onion, cabbage, broth, kidney beans (including the liquid from the cans), tomato sauce, tomato paste, and cumin. Stir all ingredients in slow cooker to combine.
  4. venison-cabbage-stew-recipe-crock-pot
    Use a slow cooker liner when making this Venison and Cabbage Stew Recipe for easier cleanup. (Jessyca Sortillon photo)

  5. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 4-6 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.
  6. Stir Venison and Cabbage Stew in slow cooker and serve hot in a bowl. Pair stew with a frothy stout or porter beer.

Recommended for You

Check out our top picks for the year's best new bowhunting packs! ATA Show

New Hunting Packs for 2019

Brian Strickland - January 10, 2019

Check out our top picks for the year's best new bowhunting packs!

For those of us heading into the elk woods with the hopes of a close encounter with a rutting bull, Field Tools

5 Must-Have Pieces of Gear for Any Elk Hunt

Zach Bowhay - September 23, 2016

For those of us heading into the elk woods with the hopes of a close encounter with a rutting...

Don't ruin your chances of tagging a big buck this fall. How-To

Late-Summer Scouting Mistakes to Avoid

Tony J. Peterson

Don't ruin your chances of tagging a big buck this fall.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Turkey Decoy Beatdown

Turkey Decoy Beatdown

Bowhunter contributor Matt Palmquist witnesses a hen trying to destroy one of his decoys while hunting turkeys in Kansas.

Bowfishing with the Boys from Muzzy

Bowfishing with the Boys from Muzzy

Curt Wells joins Andy Cardwell and Mark Land of Muzzy for some exciting nighttime bowfishing action in Kentucky.

Mountain Caribou Hunt

Mountain Caribou Hunt

Curt Wells can't pass up this opportunity to hunt mountain caribou in the Northwest Territories.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Follow this advice before embarking on your first hunt! Big Game

Beginner's Guide to Bowhunting Mule Deer

Ron Niziolek

Follow this advice before embarking on your first hunt!

Black bear meat is dark and rich, and delicious ground up in this Pâté chaud recipe. Recipes

Vietnamese Black Bear Pâté Chaud (Meat Pie) Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Black bear meat is dark and rich, and delicious ground up in this Pâté chaud recipe.

Advances in rangefinding devices have helped bowhunters immensely. Scouting Tools

Advancements in Rangefinder Technology Through the Years

Chuck Adams

Advances in rangefinding devices have helped bowhunters immensely.

See More Stories

More Recipes

A hearty elk venison chili recipe that uses minimal ingredients and makes just the right amount of food for two. Recipes

Elk Venison Chili Recipe for Two

Kristy Crabtree

A hearty elk venison chili recipe that uses minimal ingredients and makes just the right...

If you can't handle the heat, then get out of the kitchen, because this Spicy 5-Alarm Venison Chili Recipe is hot, hot, hot! Recipes

Spicy 5-Alarm Venison Chili Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

If you can't handle the heat, then get out of the kitchen, because this Spicy 5-Alarm Venison...

Serve this Spicy Apricot-Bourbon Wild Turkey Recipe over a pile of steaming hot mashed potatoes, and you've got a winning dinner. Recipes

Spicy Apricot-Bourbon Wild Turkey Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

Serve this Spicy Apricot-Bourbon Wild Turkey Recipe over a pile of steaming hot mashed...

See More Recipes

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.