What do you do with lesser cuts
I was just curious as to what yall do with your lesser grade cuts from your deer and other biggame?
By lesser cuts Im talkin the ribs, neck, shanks etc. I hate to waiste any of a deer that I get so I always take all available meat from the carcass. I used to do my best to bone out the shanks and neck cutting away rib meat and adding that all to the ground meat/sausage that I would make. I have since started cooking all that in a crockpot on low over night usually Ill add a couple cans of green chili enchilada sauce and let it braise slow until the meat peeles off of the bones----the left over bones usually ends up as treats for my dogs. This meat mix we can then use to make enchiladas, burrittos, shredded meat tacos etc. Other ideas that you could cook the same way would to make crockpot BBQ, for venison sloppy joes, add brown gravy homemade or canned to the crock with that same meat slow cook for a debris like experience. Its also really good cooked in the crock with some tomato sauce either homemade or from a can.You could even just use water and some diced vegys as it cooks when done add seasoning to your liking and some gelatin to make a pretty good 'head cheese' Just some ideas of an easy things that can be done with some of those bonier cuts also you can throw the boned out leg bones in there as well. I talk to many fellow hunters and most seam to just eat the backstraps and then make ground meat and sausage. I guess for a lack of ideas as to do with the game. Try a couple of those and remember before you throw those ribs or shanks out in the gut pile that those things can provide some good eating and more variety than burgers and sausage. If youve got electricity at your camp not much easier than taking those right from the deer popping them in your crock pot in the am and comming back to camp when its cold to a hot homestyle dinner. Just a thought yall be cool and have a great season.