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Slow Cooker Ground Venison Soup

A hearty and delicious slow cooker ground venison soup is ideal for a cold winter day. Venison is a lean and healthy meat that is full of flavor and complements the vegetables and spices in this soup perfectly. This recipe is made easier and more convenient by using a slow cooker, which allows you to prepare the ingredients in the morning and come home to a warm and comforting meal in the evening.
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 50 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course Meat Recipes, Soup Recipes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 290 kcal


  • 1 lb of ground venison (or beef, chicken or turkey)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled & diced (or baby carrots, chopped)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 28oz diced tomatoes (not drained)
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled & diced
  • 2 cups beef broth, unsalted
  • 1 tsp salt, pepper & Italian seasoning


  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray. Cover and turn on low.
  • Microwave potatoes for 2 minutes on each side. Once cooled, peel and dice – add to slow cooker.
  • Cook ground meat in sauté pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil until meat is browned all over. Add to slow cooker.
  • Dice onion and carrots. In sauté pan, over medium heat, sauté onion and carrots and remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil until onion becomes translucent. Add in minced garlic. Cook for additional 2-3 minutes. Add to slow cooker.
  • Add in diced tomatoes, with juice from a can, red wine vinegar, tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning. Add in 2 cups of beef broth. Mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Serve & top with fresh parmesan!


  • *Every 2 hours (every 1 hour if cooking on high), stir the soup well.
  • *If you want it to be thicker, add in 1tbsp of tomato paste at halfway.
  • *If you prefer more broth, add an additional 1 cup of beef broth at halfway.
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