September 4th, 2014 at 6:29:23 PM permalink
I can certainly say you got venison that was not prepared properly. It was either mishandled when it was first killed, or it was butchered when it was butchered (sorry, couldn't resist the pun)
Or just overcooked.
I like my burgers well-done so it has to be beef. But for a steak, which I eat rare, other red meats are great.
Bob is right; all the flavor comes from the fat. If you cook a lean meat too much, what little fat it has drains out and it gets dry.