Garlic Blackened Pot Roast

Garlic Blackened Pot Roast is prepared with venison. Whether you hunt your own, get some from a friend, or buy some at your local butcher, you’ll love this hearty roast.

Reminiscent of a hearty pioneer-style dinner, pot roast is always a family favorite. The convenience of almost an entire dinner in one pan is an added bonus. 

Pair this with some homemade corn muffins or flaky rolls and everyone will be satisfied. We love this with moose and found muskox to be excellent when prepared this way.

This recipe is from Tiffany’s book Cooking Big Game. To buy this book and many more visit here.

Garlic Blackened Pot Roast Recipe

Garlic blackened pot roast is prepared with venison. Whether you hunt your own, get some from a friend, or buy some at your local butcher, you’ll love this hearty roast.
Preparation 1 day
Cook 2 hours
Ready in 1 day 2 hours
Servings 4 Servings


  • 10 cloves garlic pureed
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 pound venison roast
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 10 juniper berries crushed (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 3 potatoes chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 onion chopped


  • Dutch oven


  • In a small bowl, mix the garlic, olive oil, and black pepper. Place in a sealable plastic bag or airtight container with the venison roast, rosemary, and crushed juniper berries. Marinate overnight, if possible. 
  • Prior to cooking, let the marinated venison sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Remove the roast from the marinade, reserving the marinade, and salt to taste. 
  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C).
  • In a hot, Dutch oven, sear all sides of the roast. Add the marinade back to the pan, cover, and bake in the oven for 45 minutes. 
  • Remove the cover and turn the roast over. Add the vegetables and continue to bake, uncovered, for 45 to 55 more minutes or until the vegetables are tender and the roast reads 160 degrees F (71 degrees C) on a meat thermometer. 
  • Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 600kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 57gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 176mgPotassium: 1670mgFiber: 6gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 7741IUVitamin C: 39mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 9mg

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Tiffany Haugen has lived a semi-subsistence lifestyle for nearly 30 years. From the wild Arctic of Alaska to the jungles of Sumatra, Indonesia to her current home in the Pacific Northwest, hunting and fishing are what put Tiffany’s meals on the table.

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