Dove’s in the Crockpot

Song of Solomon 5:2 I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.

Dove hunting is a family tradition that has been passed on to my husband through several generations.  And now my husband is passing this tradition on to our son’s!

However, this tradition is not so much the bounty of harvested dove but more the camaraderie between family and friends.

My crew brought home a total of 28 doves from their two-day hunt.

How blessed are we?  VERY!!!

I usually prepare the dove’s on the grill with bacon wrapped around them.  But this time I thought I would try something new and different.

It turned out so good that I wanted to share with y’all.  Hope you enjoy it.

First you need to clean the dove’s really good and soak them in either Sea Salt or Kosher Salt and water overnight.

You are going to need a package of Au Jus Gravy and a package of powdered Ranch Dressing mix to prepare this tasty dish.

Onward we roll ……

The next day, drain the dove’s and rinse.

Place them in the crockpot breast up.


Next, take the package of Au Jus gravy and Ranch dressing mix and sprinkle over dove’s


Then pour 1 cup tomato juice into the crockpot


Add 1 quart of water to cover dove’s


Then slice about 4 tablespoons butter over the top


Cook on low heat for about 8 hours.

DSCN2952And their done!


The dove’s will easily slip off the bone.  Be very careful when eating them and make sure to watch for the very tiny bones.

I served these dove’s with fried okra, mashed potatoes, pinto beans and cornbread.

My hubby had never had dove’s prepared like this.  His reply, “I think that’s the best dove’s I have ever eaten!”

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