Venison Casserole

List of Ingredients

500g Premium Game Venison Dice
½ cup flour (approx.)
Salt & pepper
Olive oil
1 medium onion (sliced)
A clove of garlic (crushed)
½ cup mushrooms (sliced)
1 carrot sliced (thinly sliced)
¾ cup pumpkin (cut into cubes)
¼ cup red wine or port
1 cup beef stock
1 T orange juice
2 t Worcestershire sauce
1 T fresh thyme leaves
1 t soft brown sugar

Cooking Method

1. Preheat the oven to 160oC. Combine flour with a pinch of salt & pepper creating a seasoned flour.

2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frypan over medium-high heat, coat Venison in seasoned flour and add to the pan in small batches to avoid overcrowding. Brown on all sides, remove from pan and set-aside.

3. Without washing out the pan (add a little more oil if necessary) add onion and garlic to the pan and sauté over medium heat for 1-2 minutes until soft, add mushrooms, carrot & pumpkin and sauté for a further 5 minutes. Add Venison back to the pan along with all remaining ingredients. Bring to boiling point then immediately transfer to a casserole dish.

4. Cover and pop in the oven for around two hours or until meat is tender.

5. Serve with either mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.