Charlecote venison casserole

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  • Serves: 4
  • Preparation time: 25 minutes
  • Cooking time: 2 hours
Cook a delicious casserole from Charlecote Park venison © National Trust

Cook a delicious casserole from Charlecote Park venison


1 pack Charlecote diced venison (approx 500g)
25g (1 oz) plain flour seasoned with a little ground black pepper
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
300ml (10 fl oz) beef stock
150ml (5 fl oz) red wine
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp redcurrant jelly
2 bay leaves
Small bunch thyme sprigs (leaves stripped, or stems tied into a bunch as you prefer)


  1. Preheat oven to 150C/300F/Gas 2.
  2. Toss the venison in the seasoned flour.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a frying pan and brown the meat on all sides (retaining the loose flour). Transfer venison to an ovenproof casserole.
  4. Fry the onion and carrots in remaining 2 tbsp oil until lightly coloured and transfer to the casserole.
  5. Stir the remaining flour into the frying pan for a minute, remove from the heat and gradually stir in the stock and wine. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring for a minute.
  6. Add the Worcestershire sauce and redcurrant jelly and pour over the venison and vegetables.
  7. Tuck in the herbs, cover and cook in the oven for 2 hours before serving with your favourite potatoes and veg.