I found this recipe on Epicurious.com. It worked very well. The meat was tender and delicious. Of course it is a slow cooker recipe so the meat is like a pot roast, which was a hit with my family.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3 pounds venison roast
2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped and stems discarded (about 1/2 tsp)
2 apples, cored and cut into thick slices
2 large onions, sliced
4 cloves crushed garlic
1.5 tsp. beef base (“better than bouillon” is what I used)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup water (or replace vinegar and water with 1/2 cup red wine)
Spread olive oil in bottom of slow cooker.
Place roast inside and season well with ground black pepper and sprinkle with garlic powder. Lightly sprinkle with salt.
Top with garlic, thyme, onions and apples.
Mix vinegar, water and bouillon, pour over everything.
Cook on low for 10 hours, meat will be falling apart. Cook for less time for meat that is more solid.