Step 1: Ingredients
Step 2: Prepare the Venison
Heat the olive oil; it's ready when a tiny bit of floured venison sizzles.
Step 3: Cook
Simmer covered for three hours. Add a bit of water as needed; don't let it get completely dry, or it will scorch, and there's no salvaging scorched venison.
After about three hours, test for doneness by cutting into a steak with the side of a fork. If it cuts with no resistance, it's time to turn up the heat a bit to give it a crust.
NOTE: Don't be impatient. If the venison isn't tender enough to break apart with a fork, it will be too tough to enjoy. This really is the difference between delicious and inedible.
Step 4: Prepare Gravy, Serve, and Enjoy
You're done! It's a very simple recipe, but it takes three hours to cook, without exception. Add some rice and green beans. You will not regret your investment of time--this is delicious!