Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Deer Roast with Potatoes and Carrots--meal 1

I love to cook up a big ol' roast.  You can easily get three meals out of a roast.  Here is how.

First:  Find a large roast.  I used a deer roast that was approximately 10 pounds.

Second:  Get some potatoes. I used a 5 lb bag of potatoes, yukon gold.  I cut off any bad spots and eyes
                but left the skin on the potatoes.

Third:  Get some carrots. I normally use whole carrots and just cut off the tops and tails, but I didn't
             have any of those in the house so I used a 2 pound bag of baby carrots. 

Now, since I use such a big roast and so many veggies, my roasts won't fit in a crock pot anymore.  I love to do roasts in the crock pot, but not when I'm planning many meals from one.  So I have a big roaster pan that goes in my oven.  I place the roast in the center and spread the carrots and potatoes around it.  Now here's the secret for deer.  Get some italian salad dressing/marinade and pour a bunch of it on that deer roast.  If I buy from the store I get the largest bottle and use it all!  I also have a really good recipe for a homemade italian that I will post later.  Cover the pan and place in the oven.

I put my roast in the oven at 7 in the morning and took it out at 1pm to eat lunch.  A roast this size needs a goodly amount of time to cook.  If it's not done you can take the veggies out and cut the roast up some to get it to finish cooking a bit faster.  I did not remember to take pictures of the raw food or even the food in the pan but I did get pictures of it out on my table looking delicious!
The deer roast!
Yummy potatoes!
And the carrots!

The italian went really well with the vegetables as well.  I loved the taste of it.  Kids all loved it so will definitely be using it again.  I sometimes use a wine marinade on my lamb to help with the taste if it's an old sheep. . . thinking this might work for buck deer as well, may have to try that sometime too.  Enjoy!

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  1. i have actually never had deer before.. i have always wanted to try it out but never new how to cook it( if there was a special way to cook it or not) now im really curious as to how it tastes i really wanna try it even more now cause it looks soo yummy!

  2. This looks sooooo good! I have never tried deer!

  3. Looks delicious! My husband is a big hunter so we always have lots of deer meat and I only know a few ways to prepare it so I appreciate the the recipe!

  4. Thanks for the italian dressing tip. Deer is so gamey, but I hope this will help. I'll try it out if we get a deer this hunting season!

  5. Thanks! I think I will make that this weekend! We still have one roast left. Looks so good :)

  6. I will have to try this

  7. Looks absolutely amazing! Going to try this very very soon! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe with us!

  8. My family would this,-thanks for sharing recipe.

  9. this looks so good, thanks so much for sharing

  10. I just got some deer in my freezer so this is gonna taste great!!

  11. Thanks for sharing, I've crave deer roast in the winter!!