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Venison and Wild Hog Pasta Recipe

The backbone of this homemade wild game ragu pasta sauce is a combination of ground venison and wild hog. (Photo courtesy of FloridaSportsman.com)
The backbone of this homemade wild game ragu pasta sauce is a combination of ground venison and wild hog. (Photo courtesy of FloridaSportsman.com)

This is the perfect pasta recipe to utilize excess ground venison and wild hog still in the freezer

When making a guest list for a dinner party where this wild game pasta recipe will be served, DO NOT invite anyone who gives you venison or wild hog meat. They will likely ask for the recipe to cook it themselves; your organic protein source will disappear!

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 4.5 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 pound ground wild hog
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 carrot, peeled
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley, divided
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 pound smoked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups water (or red wine), divided
  • 1 pound pasta (rigatoni, orecchiette, penne)
  • Fine-chopped Kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese

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