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Thick cut of meatloaf with a rich ketchup glaze on a white plate beside a bowl of macaroni and cheese and green peas.

Venison Meatloaf

Melanie
This ground venison meatloaf is a great recipe! Mix deer meat with bread crumbs, spices, and eggs for an easy comfort food dinner. Top with a brown sugar ketchup glaze for the tastiest game meat recipe you can enjoy all year.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 212 kcal

Ingredients
  

Onion Mixture Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 whole white onion diced small
  • salt just a dash
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or diced
  • 1 tbsp worcerstershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian spice blend

Additional Meatloaf Ingredient

  • 2 whole eggs scrambled
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 lbs ground venison
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1.5 tsp salt

Glaze

  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp white vinegar

Instructions
 

  • preheat oven to 350. Saute onions in oil on medium with a dash of salt til onions are soft.
    sautéing onions in pan with oil and salt
  • Once onions are soft add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
    adding garlic to a pan with oil and onion
  • After garlic is cooked add Worcestershire sauce and dried Italian herbs. Mix everything then turn off the heat. Let onion mixture cool before making meatloaf.
    Mixing onion mixture together in a pan
  • Once onion mixture has cooled add everything into a bowl except the glaze ingredients. Mix everything well.
    glass bowl full of raw meatloaf ingredients
  • Put meatloaf mixture into a loaf pan or form a loaf shape with your hands on a lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes before adding the glaze. You can put the glaze on now if you'd like.
    raw venison meatloaf in loaf pan
  • Make glaze! Mix ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar in a bowl.
    mixing ketchup glaze in a glass bowl
  • After 40 minutes of baking put half the glaze on the meatloaf and bake for 20 minutes.
    spoon spreading ketchup glaze over meatloaf
  • After 20 minutes of baking with the first layer of glaze, add the rest of the glaze and bake for 15 minutes.
    spooning more glaze over meatloaf
  • After the 15-minute timer goes off, the internal temperature should be 160 degrees. Let it cool for a few minutes, then slice the meatloaf into 8 pieces using a spatula.
    slicing meatloaf with a spatula inside a loaf pan

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Nutrition

Serving: 8slicesCalories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 18.4gProtein: 26.7gFat: 4.4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 382mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 10.3gVitamin A: 27.8IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 14.3mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword meatloaf, venison
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