Venison Recipe – Venison Marsala

Venison Recipe - Venison Marsala

In this blog and video, I’ve got another delicious wild game recipe coming your way, venison marsala! This is a traditional mushroom and wine sauce recipe that’s commonly made with chicken or beef, but it’s even better with lean, healthy venison that you’ve harvested yourself directly from nature!

This venison marsala recipe can be made from any cut of meat from really any wild game animal, but it’s especially good when made from the tenderloins or backstraps from deer, elk, moose, caribou, or other similar animals. One important side note to mention, since venison is extremely low in fat, it tends to dry out very easily. So it’s always important to cook it to either rare or medium-rare so it stays juicy and tender. Something else you can do, especially with recipes like this one, is to cut the meat very thin or in very small pieces, which also helps to keep it nice and tender. So with all that said, let’s get cooking!

 Venison Marsala – Serving Size: 3 – 4


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • Garlic powder
  • 2-3 pounds thinly sliced venison backstrap or tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water mixture
  • 3/4 cup marsala wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup milk


Step #1

  • Add olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat
  • Brown mushrooms and onions (10 -12 minutes)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Step #2

  • Add and combine minced garlic and cook for 1 minute longer
  • Remove mushrooms and onions mixture and set aside

Step #3

  • Add more olive oil to the skillet
  • Add venison, season with garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook until slightly browned

Step #4

  • Once the venison is browned, add the mushrooms and onions back to the skillet
  • Pour in marsala wine and let reduce for 2-3 minutes

Step #5

  • Add the beef broth and let simmer for 5 minutes to reduce slightly
  • Pour in milk and add the cornstarch and water mixture
  • Mix thoroughly

Step #6

  • Bring the sauce back to a boil to thicken
  • Remove from heat and serve with pasta, rice, quinoa, or side of your choice

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