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Roast Rack of Venison

with Beets and Red Wine Butter
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Roast Rack of Venison

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Health Score:
8,3 / 10
40 min.
ready in 1 hr 45 min.
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Nutritional values

Game meat has a more favorable fatty acid profile than other types of meat. The beets in this dish also provide iron, which is responsible for the transport of refreshing oxygen in the body. 

In our recipe, the venison loin is finished in 12 minutes, which is quite rare. If you like your meat a little more well-done, extend cooking time in the oven by 5-8 minutes. 

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie410 kcal(20 %)
Protein41 g(42 %)
Fat22 g(19 %)
Carbohydrates10 g(7 %)
Sugar added2 g(8 %)
Roughage3 g(10 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.2 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E1.4 mg(12 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin7.7 mg(64 %)
Vitamin B₆0.3 mg(21 %)
Folate62 μg(21 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin0.7 μg(2 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.3 μg(43 %)
Vitamin C9 mg(9 %)
Potassium633 mg(16 %)
Calcium50 mg(5 %)
Magnesium50 mg(17 %)
Iron5.3 mg(35 %)
Iodine3 μg(2 %)
Zinc4.5 mg(56 %)
Saturated fatty acids10.6 g
Uric acid224 mg
Cholesterol144 mg
Development of this recipe:


5 Beets (about 4-5 oz)
2 shallots
3 Tbsps olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
1 cup Red wine
4 ozs Cultured butter
½ lemon
2 lbs Venison rib (roast, with trimmed bones)
2 sprigs rosemary
2 sprigs Sage
1 sprig thyme
2 garlic cloves
4 ozs onions
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

2 Pots, 1 Skillet, 1 Baking sheet, 2 Bowls, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 1

Scrub the beets and cook in a pot of boiling salted water, covered, until knife-tender, about 50 minutes.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 2

Drain beets, let cool slightly and peel the skins. (Wear gloves to prevent hands from staining.)

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 3

Cut beets into wedges and set aside.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 4

Peel the shallots and very finely chop. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pot, then sauté shallots until translucent, stirring frequently. Add honey.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 5

Pour the red wine into pot and simmer while stirring over medium heat until reduced and syrupy. Allow to cool.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 6

Whisk the butter in a bowl until fluffy. Slowly mix in the red wine mixture until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Squeeze some juice from the lemon (to taste) into the butter. Set aside.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 7

Pat dry the venison and season with salt and pepper.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 8

Rinse the rosemary, sage and thyme, shake dry, pluck the leaves and very coarsely chop. Crush garlic cloves slightly. 

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 9

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium-high heat and cook the venison until browned on all sides.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 10

Add the herbs and garlic and sauté until fragrant, stirring.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 11

Arrange everything on a rimmed baking sheet and cook in a preheated oven at 350°F/convection 325°F, on the middle rack, until meat is cooked through, about 12 minutes.

Roast Rack of Venison preparation step 12

Meanwhile, peel the onions and finely chop. Heat the remaining oil in the pan over medium heat, then sauté onions until translucent, stirring frequently. Add the beet wedges and cook until heated through, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Cut the venison into chops and serve with the beets and red wine butter.