Bow hunters are anticipating the upcoming archery season, and that means it’s time to make room for more meat in your freezer! If you like cheese, mushrooms, bacon and meat loaf…you are going to love this. I haven’t even made this yet, but I plan on making it this weekend. I am that confident about this recipe.
Dave Eilts on allrecipes.com described his recipe as, “A moist and flavorful comfort food. Very easy to make. A dish that would please anyone. My family never liked venison until now. I make my own venison burger (mixed with pork and smoked bacon) to die for. Makes the best meatloaf sandwiches or subs (trust me) for work or hunting (awesome cold). Works excellent with beef too. Your friends and family will beg for more. Good thing I like to hunt (the rest of my side of family doesn’t).”
Big D’s Mushroom and Cheese Stuffed Venison Loaf
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Mix ground venison, onion, stuffing mix, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, vegetable juice cocktail, and yellow mustard in a large bowl with your hands until thoroughly combined.
- Place half the venison mixture into a 9×11-inch casserole dish; pat the meat mixture into an even layer.
- Spread morel mushrooms over meat; top with Cheddar cheese slices.
- Spread remaining half of venison mixture over cheese slices; pat down to form an even layer and press the edges together to seal in the mushrooms and cheese.
- Arrange bacon slices over the meatloaf; spread barbeque sauce evenly over the loaf. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the meatloaf is browned and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the loaf reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Drain excess grease and allow loaf to stand for 5 minutes before serving.