Bacon Wrapped Venison Backstrap is quite possibly my favorite meal that I make from a deer! It easily rivals the finest filet mignon, but it needs careful attention so you don’t dry it out! I figure I spent enough hours sitting in the woods freezing my butt off I might as well take the time to make sure that my venison is cooked properly.
Bacon Wrapped Venison Backstrap
Bacon Wrapped Venison Backstrap is so simple it is silly. With only 4 ingredients it is simple cooking at it’s best.
- 11 Strips of Bacon (Homemade Bacon is best!!!)
- 1 Venison Backstrap
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- Pre-Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
- You need to weave a Bacon Net. Yes, you read that right! See the photo above to get an idea of what it should look like. I leave a little bit of space in my Bacon Net to slightly cut down on the raw amount of bacon I use. If you want to tighten it up and get 12 or 13 bacon strips in there, by all means rock out with your bad self!
- Lightly season the backstrap with salt and pepper. The bacon will impart a lot of flavor but a base layer of flavor never hurts.
- Roll the seasoned venison backstrap in the bacon net. Place it on a baking sheet with the seam in the bacon net facing down.
- Bake the Bacon Wrapped Venison for 15 minutes. At this point carefully roll it over and insert a meat thermometer.
- Finish roasting until you reach an internal temperature of 150 degrees. This will give you a perfect Medium. If you want Medium Rare roast it to 135 degrees.
- Let it rest for at least 5 minutes but preferably 10. This will let the bacon firm up just a bit more and ensure that the bacon wrapped venison backstrap is perfectly juicy!
Bacon Wrapped Venison Backstrap Wrap-Up
This recipe for Bacon Wrapped Venison Backstrap will not disappoint! My wife grew up in a non-hunting household and this recipe has become one of her favorites! I look forward all year for my chance to harvest a deer and pay homage to it by making delicious meals for my growing family!
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