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Hickory/cherry smoked deer heart

crazymoon

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I love smoking a deer heart for some delicious snacking,first you need to trim most of the the fat off.
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I rubbed the heart in olive oil and then covered it with a spicy rub.
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I smoked it for about 3 hrs with hickory and apple chips at 250 to reach an IT of 145ish
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Sliced some up and started snacking,YUMMY!
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I saved the rest for some cold snacks with cheese and crackers, thanks for looking ! CM
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looks tasty from here, I had deer heart years ago what I remember it sort of tasted like roast beef, but I could be wrong it was a while ago
 

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Man does that look tasty!
Yes'sir looking forward to rifle season.

Heart is quite possibly the best meat on any critter.
I take lung and neck shots trying to save the hearts on deer.
At camp I ask for everyone's hearts as most consider the heart/liver offal.
 

creek bottom

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That's interesting. We usually pickle ours. Never thought of trying it smoked. Have to give this a try...
 

poacherjoe

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Try filleting the heart and season the inside and add some cooked bacon. Roll it up and tie with string and smoke that! Delish
 

jcam222

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Never tried it but it looks good, I would give it a go. What is the taste and texture comparable to?
 

poacherjoe

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I don't know what I would compare it too but it is excellent and you can season it with anything. The bacon really makes it taste great. You can pre cook some mushrooms and onion to add to the fatty..
 

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It's really lean and a very active muscle. It reminds me of lean Top Sirloin. I think they should never be cooked above medium or it gets tough and chewy.

I like mine with some chimichurri sauce to dip.
 

crazymoon

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Never tried it but it looks good, I would give it a go. What is the taste and texture comparable to?
JC222, The heart is comparable to a med rare steak and the spicy rub/smoke just adds to the flavor
 

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My wife would kill for that heart. Nobody in her family hunts anymore so we rely on our friends or my kids friends to score her a heart during deer season. The rest of the year it's beef hearts which she can get at the local market. Your looks mighty good Crazy. Nicely done.

Point for sure
Chris
 

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Never smoked one but love deer heart. Cant believe how many so called country boys leave them lying in the woods.
 

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I never had heart,but I've had quite a few livers. I do miss hunting all my hunting buddies have passed on.Nice job on the smoke looks perfect.
Richie
 

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I have never had that, but it sure looks good!
Had to give this one a ride on the carousel!
Al
 

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Very nice cook. It has been awhile since I've had deer heart.

Warren
 

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“I love smoking a deer heart for some delicious snacking,first you need to trim most of the the fat off.”

Fish bait
 

uncle eddie

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Never tried it before but I think I will now. Thanks for posting. Congrats on making the headlines too! Like!
 

73saint

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I love deer heart!! Have one from last season in my freezer, I usually make deer heart street tacos but I may need to try this!
 

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