Wild Boar Roast

Wild boar roast is one of my favorite dishes from wild boar meat.

It captures the essence of the wild and the flavors of the forest.

Wild Boar Roast

The meat is surprisingly sweet, and with the use of juniper berries, you can elevate this sweetness yet keep the intriguing wild flavor.

Best Cuts For Wild Boar Roast

Normally I find the best cuts for hog roast, or any other roast are bone-in cuts.

However, for this particular roast, I didn’t have any bone in cuts as I used the last one to make wild boar ham.

What I did have was a piece of eye of round which is a great cut, and turned out fantastic.

Wild Boar Roast

My choice cuts for roast would be:

  • Bone in neck, This is what I mostly use for venison roast
  • Outside round
  • Inside round
  • Eye of round, more tender than the others


Wild Boar Roast

Once you have your cut sorted you can focus on the other ingredients.

There are a nominal amount of ingredients required to pull together a good roast.

For this recipe, I choose to forgo the wine in lieu of juniper berries.

Juniper berries are something I’ve always used with wild game, particularly hog and venison.

I recently made wild boar sausages with juniper berries and was really impressed with how they turned out, hence the use of them here.

The only liquid used in this recipe is venison stock. I used my own stock, but if you don’t have any you can use beef stock.

If using beef stock make sure that it is low in sodium, otherwise, the dish may end up being too salty.

Wild Boar Roast

Full list of ingredients:

  • Wild boar meat
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Juniper berries
  • Tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Stock
  • Cornstarch

You can substitute flour for the cornstarch, but you may need an extra tablespoon.

I used 1 liter of venison stock for this recipe because I like a thicker sauce for wild boar roasts.

However, if you like a looser sauce you could increase the stock to 1.5 liters.

Cooking Wild Boar Roast

Wild Boar Roast

Cooking wild boar roast is simple. The most important thing to remember is to brown the meat first.

This is crucial to both the appearance and the flavor of the dish.


  1. Brown the meat
  2. Saute onions and garlic
  3. Deglaze the pan with the stock
  4. Add everything to the slow cooker or pot
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours with the slow cooker
Wild Boar Roast

Wild Boar Roast

A succulent, slow-roasted cut of wild boar marinated in a rich blend of herbs and spices. This rustic dish is tender, flavorful, and perfect for a hearty, family dinner or special occasion
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Course: Main
Cuisine: International
Keyword: hog roast, roast, wild boar
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Rusty


  • 1 slow cooker


  • 2.5 lb hog roast see note 1
  • 1 lb small potatoes whole
  • 10 oz carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 large rib celery chopped finely
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp juniper berries crushed
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup stock note 2


  • Brown the meat
  • Saute onions and garlic
  • Saute onions and garlic
  • Add everything to the slow cooker or pot
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours with the slow cooker


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 1207mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 8059IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 5mg

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