My first wfmw! I've been reading for a while now, and decided to join the fun this Wednesday.
I dislike browning ground beef or ground venison. It takes a significant amount of time and makes a significant mess. But, alas, I've found a better way!
I load up my crockpot with ground beef/venison. When I was using ground beef, I'd buy 1 or 2 of the 5 lb. packs and stick it in the crockpot on low overnight. The next morning, voila! All the hamburger was brown. I drained it- be careful, it's alot of grease-, let it cool a bit and then divide it up between freezer bags. I put in about 1 1/2 lbs each ( I have a big family). When I need browned hamburger, I pull a bag out and let it thaw or pop it in the mike for 5 minutes and proceed with the recipe.
It works the same with venison but without the large amount of grease. You could also season it before you freeze it; make some batches with taco seasoning, etc.
It works for me. Read some more over at Rocks in My Dryer.