The Weeknight Wild Game Cookbook

Join hunter and chef Jenn Danella for page after page of crave-worthy recipes that bring wild game to breakfast, lunch, dinner—even the tailgate!

If you’ve ever struggled to get your whole family to enjoy a meal built around venison, or if you need ideas to use up meat from the hunt, you’ve come to the right place. In The Weeknight Wild Game Cookbook, you’ll find exciting venison and wild game recipes based on familiar favorites. From burgers, sliders, and enchiladas to soups, stews, and grilled delights, these recipes are easy and approachable, which makes cooking with flavorful proteins more accessible. Find chapter after chapter of wild game cooking that inspires: 

reakfast and Brunch: Venison and Bacon Breakfast Pizza, Venison Quiche, Honey Butter Pheasant Biscuit, Mini Chorizo Wild Hog Egg Bites

Appetizer/Tailgate Food: Triple Wild Game Meatballs, Venison Cheeseburger Mini Muffins, Sweet Heat BBQ Wild Turkey Bites, Spinach and Mushroom Venison Pinwheels, Rabbit Satay with Peanut Sauce

Soups, Stews, and Slow-Cooked Meals: Venison Stuffed Pepper Soup, Asian Wild Turkey and Potsticker Soup, Wild Hog and Cider Stew, Rabbit Bourguignon, Braised French Onion Pheasant, Slow Cooker Venison Barbacoa

Baked and Fried: Venison Chili Mac, BBQ Venison Crescent Ring Pizza, White Enchiladas with Wild Turkey, Wild Game Tater Tot Casserole, Chicken Fried Venison, Pan Fried Duck Dumplings

Grilled and Griddled: Bourbon Wild Turkey, Venison Birria Style Tacos, Venison Smash Burgers, Jamaican Jerk Pheasant, Thai Chili Turkey Lettuce Cups, Chipotle Venison Kebabs

Jenn also reviews basic butchery for venison, so the process of achieving particular cuts is demystified. Whether you’re the hunter in your family or just the lucky beneficiary of the hunt, it’s time to get cooking! 

About the Author

JENN DANELLA is a sports woman, hunter, and wild game chef with a passion for the great outdoors. She was introduced to all things outdoors at a young age by her father—and she still remembers their first fishing trip. She eventually started hunting in high school and soon after, hunting, fishing, and cooking became her fulltime passions. Her goal is to inspire everyone, but women and young adults in particular, to get more involved in outdoor activities. She wants to showcase her own life as proof that women can be a strong asset to the hunting community through their skills and knowledge. In regard to wild game, Jenn believes it is important to share approachable recipes that celebrate the range of flavors wild game brings to the table. After all, there’s no better way to inspire more people to hunt and fish than by demonstrating how delicious it can be! Find her online at

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