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Venison Meatloaf with Blackberry BBQ Sauce and Buffalo Sweet Potato/Pumpkin Hash

On October 9th, 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, Venison Meatloaf with Blackberry BBQ Sauce and Buffalo Sweet Potato/Pumpkin Hash, was created by Matthew Shepard.

  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep time:30 Minutes
  • Cook time:1 Hour

Ingredients

  • VENISON MEATLOAF
  • ¾ pound(s) ground venison
  • 6 slice(s) hickory smoked bacon
  • ½ egg
  • ½ 8 ounce canned tomato sauce
  • ½ medium onion finely chopped
  • ½ can(s) dry bread crumbs
  • ¾ teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/16 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • BUFFALO SWEET POTATO/PUMPKIN HASH
  • 1 cup(s) Tropical Food’s Buffalo Nuts®
  • 1 sweet potato diced
  • 1 edible pumpkin diced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter melted
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • BLACKBERRY BBQ SAUCE
  • ½ cup(s) blackberry preserves
  • 1 ½ cup(s) ketchup
  • 1/8 cup(s) brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon(s) mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoon(s) red wine vinegar

Preparation

VENISON MEATLOAF

In a large bowl lightly beat egg; add tomato sauce, onion, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. Add venison and mix well. Roll and press into 6 rounds. Wrap meatloaf in one slice of bacon per round. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees.

BUFFALO SWEET POTATO/PUMPKIN HASH

Using a food processor, make powder out of Tropical Food’s Buffalo Nuts®. Cut both sweet potato and pumpkin into small dice. Melt butter in a large sauté pan. Add potato and pumpkin and sauté until soft, adding water as needed. Stir in Buffalo Nuts® powder, salt and pepper to taste.

BLACKBERRY BBQ SAUCE

In a medium bowl, mix together blackberry preserves, ketchup, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, mustard powder, and red wine vinegar. Serve sauce over venison meatloaf with buffalo sweet potato/pumpkin hash.

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