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Bacon-Wrapped Venison

"My husband, Ron, and I hunt and created this dish that's special enough for company," relates Phyllis Abrams from Alton, New York.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds venison tenderloin
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 4 bacon strips
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, optional


  • Rub tenderloin with 1-2 teaspoons of oil and the garlic. Combine the flour, salt and pepper; sprinkle over tenderloin and shake off excess. In a skillet, brown tenderloin on all sides in remaining oil. Remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms until tender; remove and set aside.
  • Wrap bacon around tenderloin, securing the ends with toothpicks. Return to skillet. Cook over medium heat until bacon is crisp and a thermometer inserted into tenderloin reads 160°, turning frequently. Remove and keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add parsley and reserved mushrooms; cook and stir until heated through. Discard toothpicks from tenderloin; serve with mushroom sauce.
Nutrition Facts
6 ounce-weight: 165 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 445mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein.

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  • dublinlab
    Dec 19, 2015

    Oh my goodness, this is lovely, make sureto use a thermometer, l used very large mushrooms so anyone who didn't care for could pick out. I would make again. Janet FE

  • sheona
    Dec 28, 2011

    Delicious! I didn't have any tenderloin so I used deer steak. It was very easy to put together & my 3yr old even loved it! Will definitely make this again!

  • MEDE
    Nov 21, 2011

    incredibly good

  • ReformationRose
    Sep 12, 2010

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  • he-rowe
    Jan 3, 2010

    Excellent! My only regret is that I only get 2 tenderloin per deer!

  • elfie's
    Dec 19, 2009

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