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Best Venison Appetizer Recipes for an Outdoor Crowd

If hosting a simple get-together or party for outdoor enthusiasts, impress them with some wild appetizers, such as venison sushi, venison wraps or venison meatballs

By: Jenny Nguyen, OutdoorChannel.com

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you are panicking because your guests are coming tomorrow for you backyard party and you don't know what to serve! No need to fret – Jenny Nguyen has got you covered with this simple list of four delicious appetizers that all have venison as their key ingredient.

Venison Mac and Cheese Balls Recipe

Venison Mac and Cheese Balls Recipe
Venison Mac and Cheese Balls Recipe (Photo courtesy of Shaun Davies)

That's right … venison AND mac and cheese, all balled up into the ideal, bite-sized party appetizer.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups mac and cheese (favorite recipe; out of the box; leftovers; whatever you choose!)
  • 2 cups grilled and cubed venison tenderloin
  • 1½ cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

Get the Recipe: Venison Mac and Cheese Balls Recipe


Wild Venison Wraps Recipe

Venison Wraps by Drury Thirteen
Venison Wild Wraps Recipe (Taylor Drury photo)

Venison, vegetables and rice all rolled up into a healthy lettuce wrap makes eating a low-carb diet super easy.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pound ground venison
  • Half package taco seasoning
  • 1 head lettuce, washed and separated into large leaves
  • Shredded cheese
  • 1 package Rice a Roni Long Grain and Wild Rice Mix
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Get the Recipe: Wild Venison Wraps Recipe


Sweet & Sour Venison Meatballs Recipe

Venison Meatballs Recipe by Drury Thirteen

Sweet & Sour Venison Meatballs Recipe (Jenny Nguyen photo)

Serve these sweet & sour venison meatballs as a tasty party appetizer or for your next family dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (12-ounce) jar chili sauce
  • 1½ cups grape jelly
  • 2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 2 teaspoons onion power
  • 2 pounds ground venison

Get the Recipe: Sweet & Sour Venison Meatballs Recipe


Venison Sushi Recipe

Venison Sushi Recipe
Venison Sushi Recipe (Photo courtesy of Shaun Davies)

There is no better way to serve venison tenderloin than with sushi.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sushi rice
  • 2 cups water (plus extra for rinsing rice)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 4 thinly-sliced strips seasoned and seared venison loin
  • Minced scallions or fresh jalapeño peppers
  • Soy sauce, optional

Get the Recipe: Venison Sushi Recipe


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