Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf Recipe
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Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf Recipe

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I caught my fiance eating this meat loaf cold, right out of the fridge! He encouraged me to send in the recipe. If you have a deer hunter in the family, be sure to give this a try.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1/2 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll
  • 4 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 352 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 159mg cholesterol, 581mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble venison and sausage over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with bacon strips.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Venison Meat Loaf in Country Extra November 2008, p51

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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DwanG User ID: 8792003 244853
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"Winner!! Finally a new way to serve ground venison that is not an Italian meat sauce or iin chili (although we love them). I used the last of my ketchup in the meat loaf, so served with bar-b-que on the side. It was fabulous! I will be making this again."

sabel1960 User ID: 6966949 177431
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"This was the best meatloaf recipe I have ever had in my life,,,,My husband really does not like game,,but he couldn't even tell the difference,,,,this is now in my recipe box and I will make it many many more times"

FiveFinncook User ID: 6321748 177378
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"This is my favorite way to make Venison. Its so good. Hides all the game flavor."

christinagriffith User ID: 4512691 142863
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

"Very easy and tasty. I used 2 lbs venison ground with bacon. It worked very well."

cowgirl_In User ID: 215830 181972
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"My family loves this meatloaf. It has such a wonderful taste. Those who don't like venison will never know that it is not beef."

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