Back to Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf

Print Options


Card Sizes

Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf Recipe

Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf Recipe

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. YIELD: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 bulk pork sausage
  • 4 bacon strips


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf

Sort By :
DwanG 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 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 177378
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

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

christinagriffith 142863
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2009

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

cowgirl_In 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."

Loading Image

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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