7 Sensational Venison Tenderloin Recipes
Ita Mac Airt is a freelance food writer specializing in global cuisine and easy-to-follow recipes. Before freelancing, she worked on the Allrecipes team as a content producer and Regional Content Manager for the European sites for 15 years.
Published on November 17, 2023
Similar to beef tenderloin only leaner and richer in flavor, venison tenderloin is a favorite cut among venison lovers and a great introduction to game meats for the unfamiliar. Since these tenderloins are naturally lean, the best way to cook them is to pan-sear or grill them over high heat for a short period of time. Whether you’re cooking venison for the first time or looking for new recipe ideas, you’ll love this collection of our most restaurant-worthy venison tenderloin recipes, such as bacon-wrapped venison tenderloin with garlic cream sauce, venison schnitzel, and more.
Venison tenderloins are cut into steaks and coated with bread crumbs and cracker crumbs and quickly fried in oil and bacon drippings until golden brown and delicious. Give your schnitzels a quick spritz of lemon juice for a boost of flavor. "This was an excellent recipe for venison tenderloin," says home cook DMWARE. "I would recommend this recipe to anyone who likes deer meat."
Venison with Sherry-Mushroom Sauce
Venison tenderloin steaks are seasoned with sage, pan-seared, and cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce; a generous serving of sherry adds a subtle sweetness to the sauce and elevates this game dish to gourmet comfort food.
Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce
Venison tenderloins are trimmed and wrapped in bacon slices, roasted until the bacon is crispy, and served with a creamy garlic, mushroom, and green onion sauce for an impressive tasting dish that’s elegant enough to share with guests.
You’ll marinate a venison tenderloin in a mixture of red wine, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and herbs before grilling or roasting it until tender and medium rare. Reduce the marinade into a gorgeous sauce that complements the flavor of the venison perfectly.
Venison Tenderloin Bites
In this 5 star recipe, cubes of venison tenderloin are coated with a mixture of parsley, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs, and then broiled until golden and crispy outside and tender inside. Serve on a bed of arugula with lemon wedges.
Venison Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
In this delicious slow cooker stew, venison tenderloin combines with porcini mushrooms, tomatoes, red wine, garlic, herbs, and juniper berries. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans for a flavorful, comforting meal.
Venison with Blackberry Wine Sauce
Venison loin steaks are pan-fried until medium rare and served with a smooth, flavorful berry and red wine sauce. Absolutely delicious with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans. Add a few fresh blackberries for a lovely presentation.
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