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Marinated Venison Steaks

From Tigard, Oregon, Janelle Inkens writes, "These venison steaks are so tender and tasty, they're even a hit with my kids, ages 3 and 4. Someone who tried this dish once said, 'Wow, if I could make venison taste like this, I'd make it all the time.'"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 6 boneless venison steaks (4 to 6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Place venison in a shallow dish. In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour half over the venison; turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • Drain and discard marinade from steaks. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 4 minutes. Turn; baste with reserved marinade. broil 4 minutes longer, basting often, or until a thermometer reads 140° for medium or 145° for medium-well.

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  • kredhead
    Jan 24, 2020

    Was perfect for the like-butter venison tenderloin I had. Delicious. Might add hot sauce or hot pepper flakes next time.

  • astarzynski
    Jun 14, 2018

    This marinade was excellent and the meat was absolutely delicious! Definitely will use this again!

  • heyitsandrea
    Nov 6, 2017

    This was the PERFECT marinade for our venison chops. I didn't have powdered mustard so subbed with 1-1/2 tbsp regular mustard and still had outstanding results broiling until medium rare. This marinade is a keeper in the recipe box!!!

  • mascara500
    Oct 11, 2010

    I wish I could give this more stars! I have made MANY venison recipes and this is hands down the best way to marinate loin or tenderloin! Even non game eaters have enjoyed this tender, and super flavorful venison on the grill or broiler.