Ultimate Recipe for Venison Tenderloin: A Bacon-Wrapped Delight

Kim Bryant // May 11

Impress your guests with this mouthwatering, bacon-wrapped recipe for venison tenderloin. Follow these simple steps for a perfectly cooked and flavorful dish.

This recipe for venison tenderloin will be ready in about 30-45 minutes and serves 8 people.

Ingredients for Venison Tenderloin (most can be found on Amazon Fresh!)

  • Venison Tenderloin
  • Garlic powder
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Herb Cream Cheese
  • Bacon

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Preparing the Venison Tenderloin

1. Rinse the meat and pat dry.

2. Lay butterfly tenderloin open.

3. Sprinkle generously with any seasoning you prefer.

4. Begin to spread garlic herb cream cheese on the inside of the venison tenderloin.

5. Close the tenderloin after you have coated the inside of the tenderloin well.

6. Begin basket weaving the bacon around the entire roll. See the instructions below on how to basket weave the bacon!

7. Cook slowly on low on the grill or oven. You will not want to overcook venison. You want it on the medium-rare side. It should be pink on the inside. If you cook venison too long it is not good!

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How to Basket Weave Bacon for the Perfect Venison Tenderloin

  • On a piece of wax paper, lay three strips of bacon horizontally with the long edges touching.
  • Fold the middle piece of bacon in half back onto itself.
  • Place a fourth strip of bacon vertically across the top bacon slice, middle gap, and bottom bacon. 
  • Fold the left side of the top and bottom slices of bacon back over the vertical slice of bacon.
  • Place a fifth slice of bacon vertically over the top gap, middle bacon, and bottom gap.
  • Fold the top and bottom horizontal bacon back over the fifth piece of bacon.
  • Fold the right side of the top and bottom pieces back over the vertical strip of bacon.
  • Place the last vertical strip over the top gap, middle bacon, and bottom gap, and fold the horizontal strips of bacon back.
venison tenderloin recipe

Now you have the perfect recipe for venison tenderloin. Obviously, bacon and cream cheese make it DELICIOUS!

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About the Author

Kim Bryant

Kim is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She is a hunting, fishing, and traveling enthusiast. Kim has two teenage daughters who love to hunt, travel, and explore the outdoors as much as she does. Kim's dad taught her the love and respect for the great outdoors. She grew up hunting, fishing, camping, and just all around enjoying the outdoors. Her passion is traveling the world and sharing her experiences and what she's learned with others.