3 Unique Venison Backstrap Recipes

3 Unique Venison Backstrap Recipes
Lee and Tiffany Lakosky's venison-stuffed baked potato recipe was inspired by the Mathews Archery “Venison Man-Tato” from their 2016 product catalog. (Photo courtesy of Lee and Tiffany Lakosky)

Venison backstrap – or loin – is a highly prized cut of meat, so next time you decide to cook up a batch, make it extra special with one of these network-star-approved recipes

Located along both sides of a deer’s spine (or antelope, elk, moose, caribou), backstraps are coveted for their tenderness and ease to clean. Any fat or silver skin is easily shaved off the surface of each loin, resulting in a solid piece of meat that can be prepared whole or cut into smaller steaks.

Elegant to easy, venison loin is versatile in the kitchen; you can cook them simply or they can easily stand up beautifully as the centerpiece at your next dinner party. We bring you three different loin recipes from Outdoor Channel stars offering just that. In addition to a classic buttermilk and bacon-wrapped venison loin recipe, the other two recipes will carry you through breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Bacon-Wrapped Buttermilk Venison Loin Recipe

By: Keith and Jeanne Mark of Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventure

Buttermilk Venison Loin Bacon Wrapped
Skewered buttermilk venison loin wrapped in bacon cooking over a charcoal fire. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley)


Ingredients:


  • Venison loin (backstrap)
  • Buttermilk
  • Bacon

Get the Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Buttermilk Venison Loin Recipe



Crush Recipe: Venison-Stuffed Baked Potato

By: Lee and Tiffany Lakosky of Crush with Lee & Tiffany

Venison Stuffed Baked Potato
This venison-stuffed baked potato recipe is inspired by the Philly cheesesteak and topped with green peppers, mushrooms and onion. (Photo courtesy of Lee and Tiffany Lakosky)

“This one is for the meat and potato lovers! Come in from a cold day of hunting to this quick, healthy, hot and satisfying meal.” This recipe was inspired by the Mathews Archery “Venison Man-Tato” from their 2016 product catalog.


Ingredients:

  • 1 large baking potato
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 cup sliced green peppers
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 6 ounces grilled or sautéed venison loin (backstrap)
  • ¼ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or cheese of choice)

Get the Recipe: Crush Recipe: Venison-Stuffed Baked Potato


Venison Backstrap and Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

By: Gregg Ritz, host of Hunt Masters


Sweet Potato Hash Venison and Eggs
Sweet Potato Hash with Venison Backstrap and Eggs Recipe, in a cast-iron skillet ready to eat. (Photo courtesy of Gregg Ritz)

This is a favorite at the Illinois cabin for a high-protein, low-carb dish that keeps you going in the field all day long!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups diced butternut squash
  • 8 ounces grilled or sautéed venison loin (backstrap)
  • 2 cups diced red peppers
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 2-4 fried eggs
  • Parsley to garnish
  • Hot sauce to finish

Get the Recipe: Venison Backstrap and Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

3 unique venison backstrap recipes

Recommended for You

Shooters across the U.S. are using this competition shooting mat. Guns

MidwayUSA Pro Series Shooting Mat

G&F Staff

Shooters across the U.S. are using this competition shooting mat.

We're told to pay attention to the lunar phases. What do bass pros think? Bass

MLF Pros: What's With the Moon?

G&F Online Staff

We're told to pay attention to the lunar phases. What do bass pros think?

How does one go about getting rid of chiggers and treating chigger bites? Your first line of defense is insect repellent with DEET to keep chiggers at bay. But when you do get a few chigger bites, use Chigarid to treat them. Hunting How-To

How to Treat Chigger Bites

Lynn Burkhead

How does one go about getting rid of chiggers and treating chigger bites? Your first line of...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Berkley

Berkley's Frittside Crankbaits

World Fishing Network show host Chad LaChance had a chance to visit with legendary crankbait master David Fritts about his new Frittside crankbaits from Berkley. LaChance, host of the Fishful Thinker on WFN, also got a few cranking tips from Fritts, the former Classic and Forrest Wood Cup champion.

Mustad

Mustad's Inkvader Octopus Live Jig

From big fish to small, just about any saltwater game fish out there will love the new Mustad Inkvader Octopus Live Jig that Mustad's Russ Whisler shows to OSG's Lynn Burkhead.

Lure Lock Tackle Cases: No-Spill, No-Scent

Lure Lock Tackle Cases: No-Spill, No-Scent

Glenn Walker talks us through the soy-based technology that makes Lure Lock cases spill-proof and scent-proof. With Game & Fish Editorial Director Adam Heggenstaller at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Celebrate with great food for your backyard BBQ or picnic with these outdoor recipes. Wild Game

10 Recipes for Your Outdoor BBQ

Game & Fish Online Staff

Celebrate with great food for your backyard BBQ or picnic with these outdoor recipes.

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some strategies. Catfish

Understanding Catfish Spawning

Keith Sutton - June 06, 2006

Unlike many game fish, catfish can be harder to catch during the spawn. Here are some...

 Veteran bass anglers often dismiss urban fishing opportunities as Bass

Bass Pond Fishing: Catch Lunkers at Small Lakes Near You

Dan Anderson - February 13, 2018

Veteran bass anglers often dismiss urban fishing opportunities as "kid's fishing ponds," but...

See More Stories

More Wild Game

A simple recipe for pie crust featuring rendered bear fat. Wild Game

Bear Fat Pie Crust Recipe

Steven Rinella

A simple recipe for pie crust featuring rendered bear fat.

Looking to free up space in your freezer? Then try some of our most popular venison recipes. Wild Game

15 Popular Venison Recipes

Game & Fish Online Staff

Looking to free up space in your freezer? Then try some of our most popular venison recipes.

For tender and delicious venison steak, marinate the meat in apple cider and barbecue sauce before wrapping it in bacon and grilling. Wild Game

Grilled Venison Steak and Bacon Recipe

Raschell Rule

For tender and delicious venison steak, marinate the meat in apple cider and barbecue sauce...

See More Wild Game

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.