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Venison Meatloaf Recipe

This ground venison recipe produces a homemade meatloaf that is so moist, so tender, so flavorful, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven! Made the traditional way with eggs and milk but substituting crackers for the breadcrumbs and adding a zip of sweet Thai chili sauce it is the ultimate venison meatloaf recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dinner, Venison, Venison Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 292kcal


  • 9x5 Loaf Pan
  • Tin Foil
  • Instant Read Thermometer


For the glaze:

  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoon sweet Thai chili sauce divided
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar

For the meatloaf:

  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon stone ground mustard
  • ½ small white onion diced
  • 1 cup crushed butter crackers (about 8 crackers)
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ¾ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ cup whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom and long sides of a 9x5 loaf pan with tinfoil and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ketchup, 3 tablespoon of the Thai chili sauce, and the brown sugar until smooth and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the meatloaf, plus the remaining 1 tablespoon of the chili sauce. Using clean hands, mix the ingredients gently to combine. Be careful not to overmix, as that will result in a tough meatloaf.
  • Gently press mixture in prepared loaf pan. Cover with ketchup glaze and bake in preheated oven for 40 – 45 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165.
  • Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes so juices can redistribute. Lift meatloaf out of pan using the tinfoil as handles.
  • Slice and serve with mashed potatoes and buttered peas.


  • Leftover meatloaf can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. Leftovers also make great meatloaf sandwiches!


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 1064mg | Potassium: 490mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 376IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 4mg