Hunter's Venison pie

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"I make this from beginning to end in a large 15 inch cast iron skillet that I transfer from the stove-top to the oven. If your skillet is not big enough to do this, you can layer the cooked meat mixture, veggie mixture and potato and cheese topping in a greased 3 quart casserole dish. For gluten free make sure you are using GF vegetable broth and granules."

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (520.8 g)
  • Calories 407.9
  • Total Fat - 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 73.6 mg
  • Sodium - 723.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.4 g
  • Sugars - 6.3 g
  • Protein - 29.3 g
  • Calcium - 151.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 30.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Place the potatoes and bay leaf in a large pot and cover with vegetable broth.

Step 2

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are cooked, about 15 minutes.

Step 3

Drain, remove bay leaf and mash the potatoes with the cheese; set aside.

Step 4

Meanwhile, bring the bacon drippings to medium-high heat in a large cast iron skillet. (I use a 15” skillet)

Step 5

Add the bell pepper, onion or leek, garlic, venison and pork.

Step 6

Add the vegetable soup granules, oregano, thyme, hot pepper flakes and water.

Step 7

Simmer for about 20 minutes, until there is just enough moisture in pan so meat mixture will not stick to skillet, taste and add salt and pepper if needed.

Step 8

Mix together the peas, carrots and corn and pour over the meat mixture.

Step 9

Spread the potato and cheese mixture over the veggies and sprinkle with paprika.

Step 10

Cover with foil and place in a pre-heated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven.

Step 11

Cook for 30 minutes, remove foil and cook for another 15 minutes.

Step 12

Remove from oven and serve.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


This smelled and looked yummy - unfortunately I made it for a friend whose husband was sick and only tasted a little as I was cooking. But they report it is delicious! Now I'll have to make some for myself! I didn't have creamed corn, so made a little white sauce for some regular kernel corn. Made FYC game.

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(21 Jan 2016)