Skip to main content

Venison Recipe: Herb-Crusted Smoked Elk Backstrap

You won't believe how simple and flavorful this recipe is for herb-crusted smoked elk backstrap; just season the venison loin, coat it in bread crumbs, and then let the smoker do all the work

Venison Recipe: Herb-Crusted Smoked Elk Backstrap
Venison Recipe: Herb-Crusted Smoked Elk Backstrap (Karin Holder photo)
Print Recipe

Try this flavorful, easy elk venison recipe by Karin Holder of Raised Hunting.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 3-4 hours

Ingredients:

  • Elk loin
  • Favorite meat rub seasonings
  • Garlic cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Cubed French bread
  • Fresh thyme leaves
  • Garlic salt

Directions:


1. The night before, rub elk loin with your favorite seasonings, cover and refrigerate overnight.


2. One hour prior to cooking, take loin out of the refrigerator to allow it to come to room temperature. Cut slits into the loin and insert garlic cloves inside. Rub olive oil all over loin.

3. To prepare bread crumb topping, mix cubed French bread, fresh thyme, garlic salt, a little bit of olive oil and toast until turning golden. Then crush mixture to a fine crumb and press onto the top of the loin.

4. Prepare smoker with your favorite wood chips, and then smoke loin for 3 to 4 hours. Finally, finish the loin to desired temperature on the grill. Serve!

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

Recommended Articles

Now that you know you might screw it up the next time a big fish bites, let's fix it.Why You'll Lose Your Next Big Bass
Fishing How-To

Why You'll Lose Your Next Big Bass

Now that you know you might screw it up the next time a big fish bites, let's fix it.

Larry Larsen

There are plenty of bowhunters who opt for the dependability of fixed-blade designs.New Fixed-Blade Broadheads for 2021
ATA Show

New Fixed-Blade Broadheads for 2021

There are plenty of bowhunters who opt for the dependability of fixed-blade designs.

Lynn Burkhead

Popular Videos

Where to Find Catchable Fish

Where to Find Catchable Fish

Here are some suggestions of general fishing locations to look for in your area if you're heading out on an adventure with your family soon.

DIY Garage Bow Mechanic: List of Tools and How to Get Started

DIY Garage Bow Mechanic: List of Tools and How to Get Started

Wanting to tune, tinker, and test your archery equipment without taking a trip to the pro shop? Great. Here's a list of tools you'll need and how to get setup to become a DIY bow mechanic in your garage.

Full (Featured) Magazine

Full (Featured) Magazine

Most deer hunters want more than one round at their disposal; it's why we hunt with bolt-action repeating rifles. In order to be useful, extra rounds must feed from the magazine smoothly. On episode six of Beyond the Rifle, we'll take a look at how the Lupo's magazine is optimized to allow for reliable follow-up shots when they are needed.

See All Videos

Magazine Cover

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

Buy Digital Single Issues

Don't miss an issue.
Buy single digital issue for your phone or tablet.

Buy Single Digital Issue on the Game & Fish App

Other Magazines

See All Other Magazines

Special Interest Magazines

See All Special Interest Magazines

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

Get the top Game & Fish stories delivered right to your inbox every week.

Phone Icon

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now