Cooking With SusieQ: Venison & Potato Casserole

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Venison & Potato Casserole

By Susie 'Q' Burch
By Susie ‘Q’ Burch

Ingredients

*2 lbs ground venison browned and drained
*1 (8 oz can) tomato sauce
*1 small chopped onion
*2-4 garlic cloves minced
*1 can mixed vegetables
*1 tsp salt
*1 tsp pepper
*2 cups instant mashed potatoes
*1 1/2 cups sour cream
*2/3 cup water
*1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

DIRECTIONS

If baking, preheat oven to 350°. Brown your venison and drain if needed.  If your pot is big enough just add the next six items(tomato sauce, chopped onion, garlic, mixed vegetables, salt and pepper) and mix well.  Now it is ready to pour into baking dish or slow cooker. Combine potato flakes, sour cream and water; spreading over venison mixture of first seven items.  Cover and bake for one hour in oven.  For slow cooker cook eight hours on low or four hours on high.  For baking, when done sprinkle with cheese and bake for five more minutes.  If cooking in slow cooker sprinkle with cheese 30 minutes before serving.

Two packages venison ready to start browning.
Two packages of venison ready to start browning.

 

First seven ingredients: browned venison, tomato sauce, chopped onion, garlic, mixed vegetables, salt and pepper mixed well.
First seven ingredients: browned venison, tomato sauce, chopped onion, garlic, mixed vegetables, salt and pepper mixed well.

 

Venison mixture in baking pan
Venison mixture in baking pan

 

The potatoes were so dry there was no way I could spread them. I wonder if the water and the sour cream should be swapped. Next time I cook this recipe I am going to try it. This time I just kept adding a little water until it was spreadable.
The potatoes were so dry there was no way I could spread them. I wonder if the water and the sour cream should be swapped. Next time I cook this recipe I am going to try it. This time I just kept adding a little water until it was spreadable.

 

Potatoes spread out over venison mixture and it is ready for oven or slow cooker. Bake at 350° for one hour.
Potatoes spread out over venison mixture and it is ready for oven or slow cooker. Bake at 350° for one hour.

 

Once baked for one hour, take out of oven and get ready to add cheese.
Once baked for one hour, take out of oven and get ready to add cheese.

 

Sprinkle cheese over baked casserole and let it bake for five more minutes.
Sprinkle cheese over baked casserole and let it bake for five more minutes.

 

 After five minutes, it will look like this... all melted and gooey. If you are really a cheese lover you can just cover the top and not let any potato show. I love cheese but I tried not to go overboard.
After five minutes, it will look like this… all melted and gooey. If you are really a cheese lover you can just cover the top and not let any potato show. I love cheese but I tried not to go overboard.

 

Now ready to eat... this recipe is one to save for sure....
Now ready to eat… this recipe is one to save for sure….

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