Venison Meat Sauce

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A good Italian Meat Sauce recipe is a must for any cook. Make a huge batch and freeze it for quick and easy dinners all winter long. The red wine in this one gives it a richer flavor than you’ll find in jarred sauces.

Recipe: Venison Meat Sauce


  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic, minced (depending on how much garlic you like)
  • 1 ½ to 2 lbs ground venison
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can plain tomato sauce
  • 1 12 oz can tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 tbs dried basil
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • 3 tbs dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil and sauté the onions until translucent (about 5 minutes).
  2. Add the garlic and sauté another minute. A
  3. dd the ground meat and paprika and cook until meat is browned.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 1 to 4 hours (the sauce is ready to eat after 1 hour, but will be better the longer it simmers).

Quick Notes

I usually make double batches of this and freeze it. It is wonderful to have on hand for a quick lasagna in the winter, or even just good old spaghetti.

Cooking time (duration): 1 to 4 hours

Culinary tradition: Italian

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