If you're looking for venison tenderloin recipes, then you probably already know how good deer meat is. But in case you're not familiar with cooking venison, this wild game meat is lean, high protein, and a good source of iron, vitamin B6, niacin and riboflavin. It's also darn tasty.

This particular venison recipe goes sweet and savory with a marinade made of brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, and mustard. You coat the venison in the marinade paste and then tightly wrap the venison loin or transfer it to a sealable plastic bag.

Marinate the venison for at least one hour in the refrigerator, but overnight is best. When you're ready to cook it, remove the meat from the marinade and wrap the bacon around the venison. Drizzle the marinade over the bacon-wrapped venison tenderloin and then pop it in the oven. Make sure your baking pan has a rack in it, or something slotted so that you can baste the meat while it cooks and the drippings will fall to the bottom of the pan. You can also put the pan under a high heat broiler for just long enough to let the bacon get nice and crispy.

Sweet and Savory Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lb venison tenderloin
  • 3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups soy sauce (Feel free to use low sodium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard (Or 1 tbs prepared mustard)
  • 1/2 lb bacon (Or up to 1 lb)

Instructions

Combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, pepper, and mustard. Coat the venison in the marinade and tightly wrap or transfer to a sealable plastic bag. Refrigerate to marinade at least 1 hour, but overnight is best.

Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking pan. Something slotted to let the drippings fall works best. That way you can baste it while it cooks.

Remove the venison from the marinade (but don't discard) and wrap in the bacon. Drizzle the marinade over the wrapped tenderloin.

Place in the center of the oven and bake for about 30-40 minutes, for a medium roast.

Optional but tasty: Remove the tenderloin from the oven and turn on the broiler. Once warm, return it to the oven for just long enough to crisp up the bacon and get a nice crust.

Let rest about 2 minutes before cutting, then enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Sweet and Savory Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 903 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 4047mg 169%
Potassium 1319mg 38%
Total Carbohydrates 120g 40%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 115g
Protein 62g 124%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 11%
Iron 56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.