Miss Allie's Kitchen

Venison Meatloaf

A Classic Venison Meatloaf recipe that is loaded with flavor and so easy to make. Perfect for using up ground deer meat! 

Meatloaf is such a staple recipe in so many American households. It’s savory, comforting AND filling. It’s such a good idea to use up the ground deer meat you have on hand and make venison meatloaf. Trust me, this recipe is a real winner.

Let’s get started!

3 Ways to Make Meatloaf Taste Good with Venison 

01 Use acidic ingredients to balance out the rich flavor of deer meat

02 Use a good Italian seasoning in your wild game recipes. It plays so well with big game flavors 

03 Add some caramelized onion and garlic which lends a slightly sweet yet perfectly aromatic flavor to the dish.

Preheat Oven & Saute Onion & Garlic 


Preheat your oven to 375F and heating a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add the oil and onion. Saute until the onion turns translucent and then add the garlic. Add the sauteed onion and garlic to a large bowl with the venison

Add & Mix Well


To the venison & onion mixture, add the breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, balsamic, worcestershire, italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together well.

Add Meatloaf Mixture to the Pan 


Lightly oil and line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Add the meatloaf mixture into the pan, pressing it evenly into all of the corners. Bake for 45 minutes.

Mix Together Topping Ingredients 


While the meatloaf bakes, mix together the topping ingredients. After the 45 minutes is up, brush the topping all over the meatloaf and slide it back into the oven. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes and has reached an internal temperature of 160F.

Serve & Enjoy!


Rest for a few minutes for slicing and serving. If you wish, after slicing the meatloaf, heat a medium pan over medium heat and melt in a bit of butter. Brown meatloaf slices on each side for extra texture.