We had taken Brennan's deer to a well know local meat processor and gotten some custom products (summer sausage, Italian sausage, hot mettwurst, breakfast sausage). We took the back straps whole. We've loved all the custom products but haven't tried the straight venison yet. I was going to be working around the house all day Saturday so I decided to try make my first attempt at cooking up some back straps. Used this recipe from my brother: Venison back strap or roast 1 can Coke 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 packet dry onion soup mix taters carrots Put all in slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low Yes, you read that correct...a can of Coke. Apparently it acts as a meat tenderizer and also carmelizes. It turned out fantastic. Whole family devoured every bit of it. I guess we've completely covered the hunting culture now.