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September 2022

This Humanely Raised Meat is Quick Cooking, Lean, and Affordable

Looking for a lean, filling protein to feed your family? Want to cut down on calories without skimping on flavor? Try adding delicious venison to your dinner routine. 
September 2022

Free range, grass-fed Four Seasons Venison from The Lamb Company is a quick cooking, all-natural ingredient that works in a wide variety of family-friendly meals. Its mild flavor and tender bite make venison a versatile swap in recipes that traditionally call for beef, pork, or even poultry.  

Best of all, Four Seasons humanely raised venison from New Zealand is a nutritious protein source you can feel good about serving. One four-ounce portion of Four Seasons ground venison offers 24 grams of protein and 25% of the recommended daily amount of iron with just 140 calories. 

If you’ve never cooked venison before – or tasted it – don’t be intimidated. Fresh venison has a mild, meaty flavor with a texture similar to beef and bison that’s easy to prepare using the oven, stovetop, or grill. For the tastiest results, remember these tips:  
Cook it less and let it rest. 
Due to its naturally low fat content, the best way to keep venison ultra-juicy and flavorful is by cooking it to medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135°F). The meat will continue to cook once it’s off the heat, so it’s best to remove meat from the heat source a few degrees shy of 135°F, then let it rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.  

– Look for a dark red color. 
Farm-raised venison has a deep red color that’s naturally darker than beef. Cooked venison looks rare when it’s actually medium. If it looks medium (light pink for cooked beef), it’s actually well-done.      

– Keep ground venison juicy by adding mashed potato flakes.  
Though it might sound counterintuitive, instant mashed potato flakes are a secret weapon for locking in the natural moisture of ground venison. For tasty venison burgers, meatballs, and meatloaf, add two heaping tablespoons of instant mashed potato flakes for every one pound of meat, and mix well. 

Ready to add affordable, high-quality Four Seasons Venison to your grocery lineup? Get cooking with these easy, tasty recipes that are weeknight-ready and family-approved.

Southwestern Four Seasons Ground Venison Chili with Cumin and Coriander

This stick-to-your-ribs, nutrient-packed chili is the ultimate cold weather comfort food. A trio of spices and fresh cilantro add rich, savory flavor to ground venison. Five kinds of veggies, canned tomatoes, and canned beans (use any combo you like) make the chili extra hearty.  

Get the recipe: Southwestern Four Seasons Ground Venison Chili with Cumin and Coriander

Four Seasons Ground Venison Tacos

Try something new for Taco Tuesday with this 20-minute recipe that works for soft or crunchy tacos, burritos, or low-carb lettuce wraps. Fresh citrus and a splash of cider vinegar add a bright pop to meaty ground venison that’s seasoned with onion, garlic, and spices.  

Get the recipe: Four Seasons Ground Venison Tacos

Four Seasons Ground Venison Meatballs

These tender, moist meatballs are a game-changer for pasta night or a new spin on meatball subs. Fresh rosemary, shallot, and two kinds of mustard give the venison tons of flavor. They’re irresistible when served in a roasted tomato sauce with white wine and garlic.

Get the recipe: Four Seasons Ground Venison Meatballs 

Four Seasons Ground Venison Meatloaf

Banish bland, boring meatloaf forever with this updated take on a classic starring ground venison. Beef stock and sautéed onion keep this loaf ultra-moist while fresh herbs, spices, and garlic crank up the flavor.

Get the recipe: Four Seasons Ground Venison Meatloaf 

Four Seasons Ground Venison Lasagna

Lighten up crowd-pleasing lasagna without losing any of the rich, satisfying flavor. Fifteen minutes of prep is all you need for a comforting baked pasta that includes seasoned ground venison, a fennel and basil-infused tomato sauce, and three kinds of cheese.

Get the recipe: Four Seasons Ground Venison Lasagna 

Four Seasons Ground Venison Burger

This better-for-you burger packs in protein without the extra fat. Fresh herbs, Dijon, and shallots combine with ground venison for one-of-a-kind patties you can top in countless ways—try Cheddar cheese, fried eggs, or pickled beets to name a few—for a 20-minute meal that never gets old.

Get the recipe: Four Seasons Ground Venison Burger

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