Deer Heart Barbecue Recipe

While deer heart has a mild, delicate flavor, it can stand up to the flavor of a well-chosen barbecue sauce.


We prefer to use mild barbecue sauce in this recipe, because spicy sauce will overwhelm the heart’s delicate flavor. Serve barbecued heart over rice or with mashed potatoes, and with sides of grilled asparagus tips, pineapple slices, and sourdough bread or cornbread.

Yield: 2 servings.


  • 1 venison heart
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mild, white onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce


1. Place heart in small slow cooker. Cover with water, any broth of your choice, or two cans condensed cream of mushroom soup mixed with water to make about 6 cups liquid. Cover, and cook on low for 6 hours. Chill heart, and then slice thinly.

2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat.

3. Add onions and green pepper, and sauté until tender.

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