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Sweet and Savory Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin

This tender, flavorful roast cuts the deer's gamy taste and leaves behind a mouthwatering morsel with a crunchy bacon crust.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Heartland
Servings 6 servings
Calories 903 kcal


  • 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)


  • 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!


Calories: 903kcalCarbohydrates: 120gProtein: 62gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 4047mgPotassium: 1319mgFiber: 1gSugar: 115gVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 10.1mg