Slow-Cooker Venison Tenderloin Recipe

Slow-Cooker Venison Tenderloin Recipe

How To Make Slow-Cooker Venison Tenderloin

This slow-cooked dish tenderizes the venison meat that’s cooked for four hours with spices, porcini mushrooms, and tomatoes in a rich and flavorful broth.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 4 hours 5 minutes
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes



  • ¼cupdried porcini mushrooms
  • ½cupboiling water
  • 2lbsvenison tenderloin
  • 2tbspghee(clarified butter)
  • 1cupchopped tomatoes
  • 2largeshallotshalved and thinly sliced
  • 2clovesgarlicminced
  • 1tbspvegetable broth powder
  • 2bayleaves
  • 1tspherbes de Provence
  • 1tspjuniper berries
  • 1tspcrumbled dried thyme
  • 1tspcrumbled dried sage
  • 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • ¾cupdry red wine
  • 1tspherb salt
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place mushrooms in a small heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water.

  2. Soak mushrooms for about 15 minutes until soft. Drain mushrooms, reserving soaking liquid. Finely chop mushrooms and add them back to soaking liquid. Set aside.

  3. Rinse venison under cold running water. Pat thoroughly with paper towels until dry, then cut into ¾-inch slices.

  4. Melt ghee in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  5. Sear venison slices in batches making sure meat is not overcrowded in the skillet, until lightly browned on both sides, about 5 to 10 minutes per batch.

  6. Transfer seared meat to a large bowl and add mushrooms, soaking liquid, tomatoes, shallots, garlic, vegetable broth powder, bay leaves, herbes de Provence, juniper berries, thyme, sage, balsamic vinegar, red wine, and herb salt. Mix well and transfer to the slow cooker.

  7. Cover and cook on Low for 3 hours.

  8. Combine a few tablespoons of water and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Add cornstarch mixture to slow cooker and stir well.

  9. Cook for about 1 more hour until sauce has thickened and venison is tender, stirring a couple of times. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Calories: 491.90kcal
  • Fat: 31.51g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.61g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.37g
  • Fiber: 2.35g
  • Sugar: 3.89g
  • Protein: 31.73g
  • Cholesterol: 139.44mg
  • Sodium: 637.15mg
  • Calcium: 71.57mg
  • Potassium: 766.46mg
  • Iron: 3.48mg
  • Vitamin A: 48.34µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.40mg
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