If you have deer in the freezer, this deer burger skillet recipe is a delicious use for it! Packed with delicious veggies, it’s sure to become a favorite!
I love the outdoors. No, really, I do. I am a fishing, hunting, hiking girl through and through. There is something soul soothing to me about being outdoors and connecting with nature in a way that I just can’t get inside sitting on the couch. Plus, knowing that I am providing food for my family in a way I cannot get at the store is a feeling like no other.
Now while I love to fish and know that it is a great way to provide for my family, I will always favor deer meat over seafood.
Being an outdoor woman, I love to find great new ways to feed my family the food we hunt and fish. This means finding a lot of great new seafood recipes, deer recipes and even rabbit recipes sometimes.
One of my favorite deer recipes is to make these yummy deer roast sliders. They’re great for when you want a quick and easy dinner that doesn’t involve a whole lot of work. The recipe makes a fantastic deer pot roast too!
But today I want to share with you my other favorite venison recipe and I am sure you’re going to love it as much as I do!
What Vegetables Go Best with this Deer Burger Skillet Recipe?
When you make this deer burger skillet, you can use just about any vegetables you have on hand. However, the recipe itself calls for stir fry veggies.
The type of veggies you use doesn’t matter much although frozen or fresh will give you the best quality. Canned vegetables can be used, but to be honest, they won’t cook up well for this recipe and may end up rather mushy.
Do I Have to Use Deer Meat?
No. Of course not. If you don’t like eating deer or don’t have any in your freezer, you can easily substitute for it.
Ground beef, ground turkey or even ground chicken all work very well to substitute for the deer burger in this recipe. If you are vegetarian or vegan, Beyond Meat or your preferred meat substitute should work well. Yes, Beyond Meat is considered vegan when cooked in your own home (but not at restaurants).
Can I Freeze Deer Burger Skillet?
Possibly. Just as cooked beef freezes well, cooked deer burger will freeze well too. However, whether you can freeze it will depend largely on the vegetables you use when you cook it.
If you stick to stir fry veggies, it will freeze perfectly fine. To freeze, allow it to cool completely. Then, using a freezer bag holder, freeze in freezer bags in individual or meal sized portions. . Freeze flat for better storage.
When you’re ready to eat, cook directly from frozen. If you take the time to thaw, your vegetables will likely get very soggy due to melting ice. Instead, cook on medium/high heat uncovered until any water that forms in the fry pan evaporates.
Deer Burger Skillet Recipe
- Chop onions and brown with ground deer burger over medium high heat. Drain any grease that may form while cooking. When almost done browning, cook egg noodles according to package directions and drain well.
- Add stir fry vegetables and tomatoes to fry pan. Do not drain tomatoes. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until vegetables are cooked through and soft.
- Add drained egg noodles and stir to combine. Serve hot with crusty bread and a salad.
- Nutrition information does not include deer or stir fry vegetables as this information will change depending on the deer and vegetables you use.
- Ground beef or ground turkey may be substituted for ground deer.
- For a full meal on a budget, serve with homemade bread, homemade butter and a salad with homemade ranch dressing.