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Choctaw Hunters Stew


  • 2 lbs. venison
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • tsp. salt
  • tsp. pepper
  • 6 carrots
  • 3 ribs celery
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 3 cups of tomatoes or large can of tomatoes
  • 2 cups of fresh corn kernels or larger can of corn
  • 2 cups okra

To prepare the hunter’s stew:

  1. Cut the meat into bite-size piece.
  2. Add 2 Tbsp. of vegetable oil to a hot pot.
  3. Add garlic cloves and onion to vegetable oil.
  4. Sauté’ in oil.
  5. Then add your meat to brown.
  6. Add ½ tsp of salt and ½ tsp of pepper.
  7. Cover meat with water and cook until done.
  8. While the deer meat is cooking you can be preparing the vegetables.
  9. Cut the vegetables in bite size pieces.
  10. Add these vegetables to the tender meat and simmer until done.
  11. This hunter’s stew is very good served with cornbread or fry bread.
  12. You can find this recipe and addition Choctaw recipes on the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma webpage, Located in Choctaw Culture, Choctaw Foods.