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Bacon-Topped Venison Meat Loaf

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


  • 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


  • 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 11x7-in. baking dish. Top with bacon strips.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 352 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 159mg cholesterol, 581mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • DwanG
    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.

  • jessie_9553
    Jan 31, 2013

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  • sabel1960
    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
    Nov 3, 2011

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

  • christinagriffith
    Dec 2, 2009

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

  • cowgirl_In
    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.