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Deer In A Hole
Submitted by Hector Gallardo Jr.

~ 1 whole deer, dressed, head and lower parts of legs removed, place liver, heart and tongue aside
~ 3 sticks butter, cut into cubes
~ 2 lbs thick cut bacon, cut into 1” pieces
~ 2 – 4 lbs mixed fresh vegetables like peppers, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, tomatoes, roughly chopped
~ Worcestershire sauce
~ seasoning salt
~ black pepper, optional
~ lots of heavy duty foil
~ lots of charcoal

Dig a hole wide and long enough to fit the deer in 3 feet deep. Build a good fire in the bottom. Or build the fire outside the hole and scoop the ready coals into it. You’re going to want a base of coals about 3” thick.

While your buddy is digging the hole and getting the fire ready, rinse the deer inside and out and remove any loose fat, etc. from inside of the carcass. Pat dry.

Sprinkle entire deer in and out with the Worcestershire sauce. Let set a minute for it to soak in.

Liberally sprinkle on the seasoning salt and pepper inside and out. Rub into the meat. Sprinkle on more.

In a large bowl or pot, mix the butter, bacon and veggies together. Add the liver, heart and tongue. They can be cut into smaller pieces or eliminate if desired.

Stuff the veggie mixture inside. Close and tie shut. Tie the legs against the body if you can. (It makes the next part a little easier.)

Wrap the deer with several layers of foil.

When the coals are ready, place the deer in the hole and cover with dirt until ground level.

Build another fire on top of the hole. It’s a good idea to have some coals ready to go for this.

Tend the fire on top for the next 10 hours. You can do it overnight or start early in the morning.

Dig up the deer using extreme caution as everything will be HOT!

Remove the deer from the hole, again using extreme caution and sit on a suitable table. Let set for 10 – 15 minutes if you can wait that long.

Gently cut open the foil then cut open the deer to get to the goodies inside.

Serve with your favorite sides and “enjoy a sweet and tender meal”.

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