Sweet Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin

Sweet Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin

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How can you improve bacon? Didn’t think it possibly could be done until we seen this masterpiece. Melt in your mouth venison tenderloin wrapped with thick tasty bacon with a sweet kicker, well let us tell you, since we are certain, sweet bacon wrapped venison tenderloin is a hit!

Ingredients:

2 pounds venison tenderloinsweet bacon venison tenderloin
1 pound bacon, plain, thin sliced
3 cups dark brown sugar
2 cups soy sauce, regular, NOT low sodium
¼ cup white sugar, optional for added sweetness

 

Directions:

  • Mix brown Sugar and Soy sauce together in a bowl. They should combine nicely into a soupy soy liquid.
  • Put Deer Loin in a cooking tray and pour Brown Sugar/Soy Sauce mixture over loin. Roll tenderloin over in mixture, completely covering it.
  • Let meat marinate in mixture at least 3 hours or overnight in fridge. It’s best to marinate for 8 hours if you have the time. Also great to use a Food Saver or other Vacuum device to Vacuum pack/seal the meat with Marinade. With this method, you can achieve Overnight-level marinade in just a couple hours!
  • Remove loin from tray, and place on a slotted bake sheet with a drip pan or aluminum foil below to catch dripping. Don’t throw away marinade.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around the very end of the tenderloin, securing the bacon strip with a toothpick.
  • Repeat this process until the entire loin is wrapped in ten or so bacon “loops.”
  • Drizzle remaining marinade over deer loin. You can continue to baste the loin with the marinade throughout the cooking process with either a brush or a turkey baster.
  • Place on center rack in oven and bake at 350°F for 30-40* minutes. *This should cook the meat to about Medium. For those of you who prefer rare meat, cut the time to 25-30 minutes and then follow with the “OPTION 2” step below regarding searing.
  • OPTION 1 – with about 10 minutes of cooking time left, you can lightly dust the top of the loin with white sugar. This creates a sweet crust on top of the bacon. Might be too sweet for some.
  • OPTION 2 – For a crispier crust and crispier bacon, remove Loin from oven and place the Loin(s) directly on a Grill over medium-high heat to sear the bacon and outer loin.
  • Remove from oven and place on cutting board. Using a knife, cut the loin between each strip of bacon so that you have many pieces of meat, each with their own toothpick.
  • You can eat these pieces directly from the toothpick or remove the toothpick and eat like steak.

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Recipe courtesy of Matt Mahony

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