Man Bun BBQ Venison Sandwich Recipe

This Man Bun BBQ Venison Sandwich Recipe features shredded venison meat with BBQ sauce on a toasted onion hoagie. (Gregg Ritz photo)

Smoke and roast this Man Bun BBQ Venison Sandwich Recipe on the grill

Initially inspired by the Arby’s “We Have the Meats” campaign, this Man Bun BBQ Venison Sandwich Recipe was created by the host of Hunt Masters and industry leader in outdoor manufacturing, Gregg Ritz.

Yield: 6 sandwiches
Total time: 5 hours


  • 2 pounds boneless venison roast
  • Traeger Realtree Big Game Rub
  • 1 bottle Traeger BBQ sauce, any flavor
  • 6 onion rolls
  • Beef broth (optional, see directions)


1. Season all sides of venison roast with Traeger Realtree Big Game Rub. Place the venison roast in a roasting pan (or sturdy disposable foil pan). When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on “Smoke” with the lid open until the fire is established, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the meat from the roasting pan and place it directly onto the grill grates. Smoke venison for 1 hour.

2. Set the roasting pan aside; you will need it later. Transfer the smoked venison to the reserved roasting pan. Increase the temperature of the grill to 300 degrees. Place the roasting pan on the grill grate. Roast the meat for 2 ½ to 3 hours, turning the meat over in the juices once or twice. (Use tongs to lift the lid or foil to avoid steam burns.)

3. If the pan seems dry, add beef broth. The meat is done when it is very tender and can be pulled apart easily. Let the meat cool slightly, and then shred with a pair of forks. Add bottle of Traeger BBQ sauce and mix well. Spoon meat onto onion rolls. Enjoy!

Recommended for You

Field Tested: Lightweight Raingear

David Draper - May 30, 2019

Our picks for stuffable protection against any weather.

See More Recommendations

Trending Stories


Top 10 Biggest Pike World Records of All Time

Jack Vitek - August 19, 2015

While wildly popular amongst anglers around the world, the IGFA World Record book shows the...


10 Most Common Reel Performance Problems

Anietra Hamper - July 16, 2015

Fishing reel maintenance provides a steady stream of business for The Fisherman's Warehouse


Catfish Night & Day: How to Catch 'Em Both Ways

Terry Madewell - April 04, 2018

Catfish tend to be found in shallower water at night, but they are still active during the...

See More Stories

More Wild Game

Wild Game

10 Must-Try Venison Burgers

Game & Fish Online Staff

We've compiled a collection of the juiciest, tastiest venison burger and slider recipes, so...

Wild Game

BBQ Bear Stew Recipe

Rick Browne

Looking for a simple, yet tasty recipe for that bear steak you have in your freezer? This BBQ...

Wild Game

Alligator Greek Gyros Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

If you've never had an alligator gryo before, you are missing out! The meat in this recipe is...

See More Wild Game

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


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