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Switch up your protein in this mouth-watering meal

Not all meat is created equal, in terms of health benefits. Venison is leaner than beef and has less saturated fat. This recipe pairs this healthy protein with mushrooms, which contain B vitamins and fiber.

A bonus? If you’re new to venison and looking for a way to incorporate a different food into your diet, this recipe is easy to prepare. And it’s affordable, especially if you’re a hunter or have friends who hunt and share the harvest.

Makes: 4–6 servings

Ingredients:

½ teaspoon seasoned salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
1–2 lb venison, in small cuts or chunks
Flour
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup fat-free milk
1 package sliced fresh mushrooms, any type
1 onion, sliced

Directions:

  1. Mix seasoned salt, black pepper and garlic powder and rub over venison (or use your own seasoning).
  2. Coat the venison in flour.
  3. Put the venison in a slow cooker and cover with cream of mushroom soup. Add milk, fresh mushrooms and onion.
  4. Cook on low 4 to 5 hours.

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