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Category : The Four Legged       Region : Northeast ~ Great Lakes       Rating : 1
White Feather's Best Venison Stew

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Mi'kmaq (Mic Mac)

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Kim White Feather ... who learned this from My Mi'Kmaq Grandmother

Type of Dish : Today's Native Dishes

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Bacon Fat or Vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn or freshly cut off the cob corn
  • 1 Sweet onion and 3 cloves garlic hearts removed
  • 1- cup frozen sweet baby Peas or freshly vine plucked peas
  • 3 to 4 pounds of Venison meat cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon Marjoram
  • 1 pound baby Carrots and 1 pound white potatoes peeled
  • 1 can reduced sodium Beef broth
  • 1 pound white mushrooms sliced
  • 2 packets Brown gravy and 2 packets Pork Gravy
  • 1 sweet Red bell pepper sliced and 1 sweet Green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Sage and 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • 1 - 16.ounce package of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 Medium Acorn Squash sliced and peeled
  • 2 cups hot water

Directions

Heat oil in skillet over medium heat, add Venison cubes and brown. When browned place meat into Crockpot on the bottom. Slice potatoes into 1 inch pieces and place on top of meat. Slice Carrots into inch pieces and place on top of potatoes and meat.

Slice onion, garlic, peppers, mushrooms and place in crock pot on top of what is there already. Open frozen mixed vegetables and place in Crockpot, top off with corn; Add spices.

The Acorn squash, slice into sections and peel skin then place on top of other ingredients already in crock pot. Add any remaining ingredients except for water, beef broth and gravy packages.

Heat Beef broth to a boil, then add both packages Brown gravy; Mixing well. Pour over top of Crockpot Ingredients: DO NOT STIR...Heat water to a boil, then add packaged Pork gravy mixing well. Pour over top of Crockpot ingredients DO NOT STIR YET...

Cook in crockpot on High for 2 hours reducing heat to low for 10 to 12 hours stirring once or twice after 6 and then after 8 hours of cooking time to stir in and mash acorn squash. Stir again before serving. Served best in bread bowl or with freshly made bread.


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