Gingered Venison with Carrots and Sugar Snap Peas

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gingered vensionI’ve been so busy with work, I haven’t been able to cook much lately (or, rather, try new recipes). My honey took pity on my poor stressed-out soul last night and made this delicious stew I found in Fitness Magazine. We actually doubled the recipe to share it with his family. I’m happy to report that they all loved it, and that’s a huge compliment because he’s got some very picky eaters in the clan. It was a hit!

Gingered Venison with Carrots and Sugar Snap PeasFrom Fitness Magazine, April 2009, p128


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless venison steak, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into ½-inch slices (or use about 2 cups of baby carrots)
  • ½ cup sliced scallions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 2 tbs soy sauce (reduced sodium, preferred)
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 ½ tsp instant beef bouillon granules
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 tbs cornstarch
  • 3 tbs cold water
  • ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups sugar snap peas (if frozen, let thaw first)


  1. Pull out the slow cooker. Combine venison, carrots, scallions, and garlic and put in cooker. In a medium bowl, combine the 1 ½ cups water, soy sauce, ginger, bouillon, and crushed red pepper; pour over mixture in cooker.Cover, cook on low setting 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours.
  2. If using low heat, turn to high setting. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and the 3 tbs cold water; stir into meat mixture along with the bell pepper. Cover, cook 20 to 30 minutes, or until thickened (stirring once).
  3. Stir in sugar snap peas. Serve when peas are tender (about five minutes). Serve over rice.

Serves 6

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