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Stop eating beef!!!! Seriously! And CHICKEN too!

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Does anyone eat venison instead of beef? And Rabit instead of chicken?

If you do, what is your favorite way to cook it? 

We just use it in place of beef so far. This is our first year really doing it though. We didnt get out own deer but a bunch of friends gave us some from theirs. Next year we will be getting our own for sure though. We have about 12 large roasts and some steaks. No ground this year.

This summer we are going to get rabbits to keep in our back yard. For the sole purpose of eating them and breeding them to eat their babies when they are bigger. Rabit meat is much for you then chicken is.

Next year we plan on using ZERO beef for anything, just venison. Knowing where out meat comes from is becoming more important to me. Not only that but its much healthier than beef. Id love to phase out store bought meat all together to be perfectly honest. We get chicken breasts but thats it. I wish I could have chickens in my back yard.. lol

Fat Content

Unlike beef, which is high in fat, venison is low in fat and saturated fat. In 4 ounces of venison, there are 8 grams of fat and 4 grams of saturated fat. In 4 ounces of 70/30 beef, there are 32 grams of fat and 12 grams of saturated fat. For added heart benefits, venison is naturally low in cholesterol, making it the ideal food for individuals who are prone to heart disease or other heart complications. Specifically, the cardiovascular benefits of consuming venison include lower risk of heart attack, prevention of atherosclerosis, lower risk of stroke and prevention of diabetic heart disease.

Protein Content

Because protein is an important part of your daily diet, providing fuel for your muscles, it’s important to know which foods are rich in protein. In 4 ounces of venison, there are almost 35 grams of protein. In 4 ounces of 70/30 beef, there is 16 grams of protein. Venison has been shown to support muscle health, so it is wise to find ways of incorporating venison into your diet.


In a 4 ounce serving of venison, there are approximately 180 calories. In contrast, 4 ounces of 70/30 beef has 372 calories. When trying to eat a healthy diet or counting calories in an attempt to lose weight or decrease body fat, noting such a drastic difference in calories is important.


With the exception of purchasing grain-fed or organic beef products, cows are a farm-produced animal. In these farm-produced animals, hormone implants and antibiotics are sometimes added to the cow’s diet as a growth stimulant. When eating venison, you can feel confident that the animal has not been raised on a diet of hormone implants and steroids.


Iron is a critical component of hemoglobin within the body, necessary for transporting oxygen to the body cells from the lungs. In one 4 ounce serving of venison, there are approximately 8 mg of iron.

Additional Nutrients

Additional vitamins and nutrients that can be found in venison include:

  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B5
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Folate
  • Vitamin  D
  • Vitamin E
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Potassium
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Amino acids

by on Jan. 30, 2014 at 2:31 AM
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by Danger Will Robinson on Jan. 30, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I don't like venison, and I've never had rabbit... but my dad claims that rabbit is delicious.

by Bronze Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 3:53 PM
We eat deer and pork. my husband just killed a hog a few weeks ago. so yummy. we make deer bbq in the crock pot and deer fajitas are amazing too
by Emerald Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 3:54 PM
I don't like the taste of venison. Rabbit is really greasy.
by Emerald Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 3:56 PM

You can find some wonderful recipes for both on .  she is fantastic.

by Emerald Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 3:57 PM
I dont eat red meat at all and am starting tophase out poultry all together
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by Bronze Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 3:59 PM
Deer burgers
ground deer bbq sauce and shredded mozzarella best burgers ever!
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

 I think what you are doing is great. Unless you raise your own beef there is all kinds of crap pumped into it, and even then there is the fat content still there. Same with chickens, there are hormones and sodium flavor injections and all kinds of things in it depending on how you buy it.

We like venison meatballs, we make marinated venison steak salads. I wouldn't make a venison roast because I need to marinate the gamey flavor out of it before I can eat it and a thick roast never seems to get it all out. We use it for stir fry with broccoli, and rabbit is very good if you soak it in milk for a while and then dredge it in spices and flour and either pan fry it in olive oil or bake it in the oven. There are also great rabbit stews out there on the net. We haven't had rabbit in a great while here, but we currently have venison (ground meat, meatball mix, and steak) in our freezer. Oh, and I forgot to mention, I LOVE to marinate the thin steaks and then grill them on the grill, even in the winter.  I wish you the best of luck with this, it's a great project.

by Gold Member on Jan. 30, 2014 at 5:01 PM
Venison gives me extremely bad gas. We tried it a few times and I got banned to the bedroom...

And I grew up with rabbits as pets so I have never had rabbit.
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