Many people aren’t sure how to go about cooking goose after a successful day goose hunting in the field. The meat is dark and often oily, but there are great ways to prepare it! Many methods of cooking waterfowl require a quick application of heat to prevent the meat from getting tough. This is a way for cooking goose that requires little preparation and slow cooking it through the day. You can set it in the morning, and by dinner, you’ll have an awesome meal!

This recipe works great with Canada Goose as well as Snow Goose.

Steps for cooking goose in a slow cooker

1. Thaw out 1 or 2 Canada Goose or 6 Snow Goose breasts. If you’re cooking Canada Goose breasts, cut into fourths.

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2. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.

3. Add 1 clove of minced garlic and 1 small sliced onion. Saute together for 5 minutes.

4. Add goose breasts to the pan and brown on both sides. This usually takes about 5 minutes per side.

5. Place the entire contents of the saucepan into your slow cooker.

6. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce and 2 cups of chicken broth to the slow cooker.

7. Cook on the “High” setting for 5-6 hours. Try to shred the goose as much as possible after 5-6 hours. Often times it will be tough at this point, but don’t worry. The last hour is when the magic happens!

8. Add your favorite barbecue sauce to the slow cooker and allow it to cook for 1 more hour.

9. Finish shredding the goose and serve. The goose breast should be tender and easy to pull apart by this point.

Cooking goose doesn’t have be scary. With some simple preparation and a little bit of planning, you can end up with a great dinner of goose that anyone can enjoy!

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