Deconstructed Venison Stuffed Peppers for Dinner Tonight

Katie Scott // June 28
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Brought to you by a panicked cook who pulled frozen peppers out of the freezer to thaw and realized once thawed, that they could not be used for stuffed peppers as planned (FYI: you can totally freeze peppers but plan to use them for soups or other mushier things) – this recipe came out of desperation and ended up being so easy and delicious it’s worth a share!


  • 3-5 peppers (your choice, I used a mix of yellow, green, and poblano)
  • 1 lb. ground venison
  • 1 jar of pasta sauce
  • ½ bag of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (or more, if you like cheese)
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • Seasoning to taste (salt, pepper, garlic, onion)

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees prior to starting, as this recipe comes together quickly. Set aside a greased 8×4 or 9×5 loaf pan.
  2. Chop peppers into strips and saute over medium heat in a skillet. Add garlic and seasonings and toss to slightly brown the edges of the peppers – remove from heat.
  3. In a separate pan, cook ground venison – season with salt and pepper.
  4. Once the venison is fully cooked through, add pasta sauce and stir – remove from heat.
  5. Like you’re building a lasagna dish, pour half of the meat mix into the pre-greased loaf pan. Layer half of the peppers, then cover with cheese.
  6. Repeat meat, peppers, cheese (I added a little extra cheese to the top).
  7. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes then serve.

Feel free to substitute venison for other ground meats (moose, elk, boar, etc.). Add more peppers if you’re a pepper lover, or enjoy as a chili by adding additional sauce to your meat mixture. We grabbed a bag of Scoops chips for our dish for another idea to try. Enjoy!

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About the Author

Katie Scott

Having spent her entire life enjoying the outdoors, Katie took up hunting after working in content marketing and public relations for a number of industry-leading archery, hunting, and outdoor companies. Hunting soon became a passion and way of life that she now shares with her boyfriend and two sons - and hopes to share with the growing force of women entering the industry and sport. Combining her passion for the outdoors, archery, fitness, wild game feasting, raising boys, and writing, Katie hopes to share her growing knowledge so others may enjoy the benefits of everything the outdoors has to offer.