Roasted Deer Grilled Cheese Sandwich
I was visiting my hometown of Lynchburg Tennessee a few years ago. My buddy forced me to order a grilled cheese sandwich. Now anyone that knows me knows I need meat in my meals. My wife has a vegetable soup recipe that her dad made and it is the best soup on planet earth. She makes that soup for her sometimes, but for me I add meat to her recipe. It became a joke of ours when I asked her if she would make her vegetable soup, with meat. I ordered the grilled cheese sandwich at the BBQ place in Lynchburg when they told me to trust them I would love it. The grilled cheese sandwich was covered with pulled pork and man it was good. That’s what inspired this venison grilled cheese recipe and it works.
So many hunters look for new ways to prepare their deer meat and this one is an excellent way to change things up. The roast can be stored in the fridge for several days. You can use it for sandwiches, this grilled cheese recipe or just put it on a slice of bread along with the onions and juices from cooking the venison roast. Be sure to save all of the juice it is delicious.
The Venison Roast
The roast recipe is one of the many things I learned from Carol. She was an excellent cook in Juneau Alaska that I met years ago. Carol cooked for us all many times over the few years I was fortunate enough to hang out with her and her family. They are still good friends of mine today. One night Carol was cooking caribou roast in the oven. I asked about how she kept the roast from drying out. She told me to wrap the roast tightly with aluminum foil. She also told me to never over cook the roast. This is the way I cook my deer roast for this grilled cheese.
I remembered that lesson a few days ago and it is the first time I’ve tried it since that night at Carol’s house probably 20 years ago. It worked and the roast was delicious and tender. I actually overcooked it a little, but it was still tender and tasty. However, the next one I will watch closer with a thermometer because this thing cooked a lot quicker in the oven than the crockpot. Most of the time I cook my deer roast in a crockpot with water and vegetables. It takes hours to cook this way. So now I’ll explain the best grilled cheese sandwich known to man. With meat.
Roasting the venison roast for this venison grilled cheese sandwich is simple to do. I will add a simple roast recipe and link it here soon. This meaty grilled cheese sandwich is a great way to enjoy the harvest. It’s even better when coupled with my homegrown tomato soup. Of course you can use your favorite flavor cheese. I do think that the parmesan butter slathered on the sweet Hawaiian bread slices and toasted is the key to the awesome flavor of this sandwich.
Venison Grilled Cheese
Adding roasted venison to this grilled cheese sandwich makes it perfect especially for those that prefer meat with every meal.
- Cast Iron Skillet
- 1/2 stick butter ((softened))
- 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese ((mixed into the softened butter))
- 1 slice provolone cheese
- 1 slice mozzarella cheese
- 1 slice pepper jack cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced and chopped venison roast
- 2 slices Hawaiian bread
Soften the butter and mix in the parmesan cheese to form a spread for the outside of the Hawaiian bread. This spread browns beautifully and taste great.
Spread the butter parmesan mixture onto the outside of the Hawaiian bread slices. Cover entire bread slice on the outside and lay them buttered side down.
Lay the cheese slices and the deer meat onto the sandwich.
Place the sandwich into the preheated cast iron skillet and cook each side 2 or 3 minutes.
Roasting the venison is so easy and I will add that recipe to the website soon. However you roast your deer meat will work fine. This meaty grilled cheese is a great way to enjoy the harvest and even better when coupled with my homegrown tomato soup.