Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce

Valentine's Day is just a two weeks away! What do you prepare for the whitetail deer hunter in your life? This recipe from for Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce is adapted from a filet mignon recipe, so it is perfect for that romantic dinner!

bacon wrapped venison tenderloin
Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin
with Garlic Cream Sauce
  • 6 thick slices bacon
  • 2 (3/4 pound) venison tenderloin roasts
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, divided
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, or more to taste
Every butcher is different in cuts of venison. Some will cut tenderloins into steaks like filet mignon. Others will leave like small roasts (which we believe keeps the meat tender and won't dry out). Every deer will produce different sizes of tenderloin as well, so you must adjust recipe accordingly.
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon on a slotted baking pan.
  3. Bake bacon in the preheated oven until partially cooked but still flexible, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. Brush venison tenderloins with olive oil and season with onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Place tenderloin roasts side by side and wrap them together in strips of partially cooked bacon. Place into a roasting pan.
  5. Roast until bacon is browned and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a tenderloin reads at least 145 degrees F (65 degrees C), about 1 hour.
  6. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms and garlic in hot butter until mushrooms are soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir green onion into mushroom mixture; pour in cream. Cook, stirring often, until sauce is heated through. Serve sauce with tenderloins.
If this recipe sounds too delicious but you have no venison to cook, maybe it is time to book a hunt with Hidden Hollow Whitetail Ranch! You will be taken by a guide to find some of the biggest trophy bucks in Ohio! After your hunt, tracking, and field dressing, you’ll head back to the lodge for a home-cooked meal and relaxation. We’ll be sure to take plenty of pictures of you and your big buck! To schedule your hunt, call Rob at 330-466-4404.