Hey all! I have the pleasure of sharing a deer recipe from a guest blogger this week. Pepper Jack Venison Steak and Onion Sandwiches is a recipe created by Amanda from the website Deer Recipes: Keeping it Simple.
Amanda is a “deer meat-acholic” and she created her blog with the goal of showing family, friends, and the rest of the world “deer meat is delicious.” Amanda does all her own game processing and also creates her own recipes.
The Pepper Jack Venison Steak and Onion Sandwich is my favorite creation. It’s so full of flavor your mouth won’t know what hit it! The pepper jack cheese gives it a spicy hot kick. Add spicy venison backstrap and fried onions and you have perfection.
This is one sandwich that you’ll make time and time again and the whole family will love it! This is a “whenever” sandwich–it’s great for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack or whenever and it’s good as leftovers, too. You can make them the night before and have a nice lunch the next day.
Just let it completely cool and wrap it well in a paper towel and then put it in a lunch bag. Then unwrap and heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds, turn it over and heat another 20 seconds. Then watch out because the smell will attract your co-workers!
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Grilled Venison Steak and Onion Sandwich is low in sugar.
- It’s also high in saturated fat.
Please read below, after the nutrition facts, to learn how to make this recipe more diet-friendly.
Pepper Jack Venison Steak and Onion Sandwich
Nutrition Grade: D+
|Yields: 4 Sandwiches||Serving: 1 Sandwich|
|Calories 624||Calories from fat 275|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 30.5g||47%|
|Saturated Fat 16.6g||83%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 41.5g||14%|
|Dietary Fiber 2.8g||11%|
|Vitamin A 16%|
|Vitamin C 4%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- You could use less cheese. Instead of two pieces of cheese to each sandwich, use only one.
- You could use a healthier, thinner bread, such as Sara Lee® Delightful™ Healthy Multi-Grain Bread, which only has 45 calories per slice.
- You could use a butter substitute or completely omit the butter.
- This would create a toasted sandwich.
All of the changes above would dramatically reduce the bad points about this sandwich and make it a diet-friendly sandwich. The calories drop to 248 instead of 624, calories from fat to 92 instead of 275, total fat to 10.2g, saturated fat to 4.8g, cholesterol to 23mg, sodium to 129mg, carbs to 3.5g and Sugars 1.6g. The nutrition grade would still be D+ but that’s because of the lack of essential vitamins.
This recipe can be viewed on Amanda’s own site at Deer Recipes: Keeping it Simple