Go-To Wild Game Marinade Recipe for Grilling

From deer and elk to bear and boar, this sweet and tangy marinade recipe will tame any wild game.

Go-To Wild Game Marinade Recipe for Grilling

This marinade recipe is an easy and delicious addition to your favorite wild game. (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Haugen)

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This is a great marinade recipe for deer, elk, bear and wild boar. You can even use it on upland birds and waterfowl. Just keep in mind cook time when grilling and don't let your game overcook and dry out.

Serves: Approximately 1 ½ cups marinade
Prep time: 10 minutes + marinating time
Cook time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 pounds venison steaks
  • ¼ cup real maple syrup
  • ¼ soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3-6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 rosemary sprigs (2-inch)
wild game marinade ingredients
This marinade recipe is an easy go-to, using simple ingredients such as maple syrup, soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. (Photo courtesy of Tiffany Haugen)

Directions:


  1. Mix all ingredients in a sealable container or plastic bag.
  2. Add sliced game and let marinate 2 to 24 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Bring meat to room temperature before grilling (approximately 30 minutes).
  4. Cook on a well-lubricated, hot grill. Steaks should only take 1 to 2 minutes per side depending on thickness. Grilled venison is best served rare or medium-rare.

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