Pickled Venison Heart Recipe

So you or someone you know went deer hunting and now you have a venison heart in the freezer and you’re wondering what to do with it…

If you’ve never eaten heart you are missing out, it’s good if done right. Here is a recipe for pickled venison heart from one of my friends on Twitter.

Pickled Venison heart recipeIngredients:

  • 1 Head of garlic
  • 2 small onions
  • 1 sliced heart (preboiled until tender)
  • 3 cups vinegar (apple cider)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of pickling spice
  • 1/3 cup salt (preferably canning/pickling salt)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon or teaspoon(depending on taste) Lowreys Seasoned Salt

Mmmmm… my mom used to make pickled venison heart when I was little. I love it and thought I would share the recipe. My moms side of the family is from the U.P. of Michigan and we LOVE to eat the pickled onions with the heart! Enjoy it. ~Jeff

Bring Vinegar, water, pickling spice, salt, and seasoned salt to boil. Let boil for a minute or two. Place sliced onion pieces, garlic pieces and heart slices in bowl using alternate layering. Pour liquid mixture over heart, onion, and garlic and put a plate in bowl with something on top to weight it down to hold all contents in solution. Leave out overnight. Place in fridge next day, remove plate and weight, but cover with lid. Enjoy.



  1. says

    Hmmmm this was so good! Usually just marinated in apple cider vinegar in fridge overnight then pan fried in coconut oil with onion,garlic and salt and pepper, ONLY till just about done tender, cooks still as you serve us know!

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