venison cube steak recipes

7 Venison Cube Steak Recipes To Celebrate Your First Hunt

Venison in Latin means “to hunt” but it typically refers to the extra lean, red meat that comes from deer or elk. Venison is highly nutritious and has a negligible amount of fat, making it a great alternative to beef. And one of the most popular parts is venison cube steak.

Venison cube steak is cut from the backstrap or hindquarters of deer or elk and tenderized to one-quarter inch thickness to make it easy to cook. So, whether you have hunted your first deer or just want to give this red meat a try, here are 7 venison cube steak recipes to get you started.

#1. Chicken Fried Deer Steak

Despite its name, this recipe doesn’t include chicken but the venison is battered and fried just like fried chicken. In this recipe, you marinate the meat overnight in the buttermilk as the acidity from the buttermilk helps break down the tissues and make the meat more tender. Then, coat it with seasoned flour batter and pan-fry until it turns deliciously golden. Drizzle some delicious country cream gravy on top, and dig in!

#2. Skillet Cube Steak

These cube steaks are seasoned simply with black pepper, salt, and flour, and fried to golden-brown perfection — a great option for a quick and easy dinner to put together on busy evenings. The tenderized meat melts in your mouth and is very flavorful. Serve it with cream gravy and mashed potatoes to complete the dinner.

#3. Cubed Deer Steak and Gravy

This aromatic and deliciously filling dinner is very easy to make and is bursting with flavor. Browned venison cube steak is oven-cooked with cream of mushroom soup and cream of chicken soup for a little over an hour. Serve this creamy venison gravy over a plate of rice with a garnish of freshly chopped coriander. This recipe tastes so good that it might just give you a food coma.

#4. Teriyaki Cubed Steak

This simple recipe is paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and perfect for a keto diet as well as an AIP diet. It switches out the soy sauce and brown sugar in favor of coconut aminos. The onion powder and garlic powder also add a nice touch of savory heat to the steak. You can serve this dish with mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower, bacon, or any other dish that your diet allows.

#5. Tender Venison Cubes with Green Pepper, Onions & Tomatoes

Hearty, delicious, and super easy to make, this recipe involves slow cooking all the ingredients to ensure incredibly tender and juicy meat. The venison cubes are browned and cooked in a large Dutch oven for about 2 hours with broth, onion, green pepper, tomatoes, and various herbs and spices. Serve hot over white rice for a comforting meal.

#6. Slow Cooker Venison Stew

Easy, delicious, and very hands-off, this is the recipe you want to make when you have guests over. Ingredients like cranberry sauce, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, cooked chestnuts, beef broth, and thyme infuse the meat with a medley of robust flavors. You just have to toss everything in a slow cooker and let it cook for about 8 hours as you relax. Serve with mashed potatoes or crusty bread.

#7. Breakfast Venison Steak, Egg, and Cheesy Cat Head Biscuit Sandwich

Light, airy, and wonderfully flaky, these cheesy cat head biscuits are a Southern classic. And paired with delicious venison cube steak, this is a magical meal you’ll want to keep making every chance you get. Once the biscuits are baked, split them, cook your eggs the way you like, and assemble your sandwich with browned venison and tomato slices for an indulgent breakfast.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.