7 Sensational Venison Tenderloin Recipes

Similar to beef tenderloin only leaner and richer in flavor, venison tenderloin is a favorite cut among venison lovers and a great introduction to game meats for the unfamiliar. Since these tenderloins are naturally lean, the best way to cook them is to pan-sear or grill them over high heat for a short period of time. Whether you're cooking venison for the first time or looking for new recipe ideas, you'll love this collection of our most restaurant-worthy venison tenderloin recipes, such as bacon-wrapped venison tenderloin with garlic cream sauce, venison schnitzel, and more.

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Venison Schnitzel

Venison Schnitzel
KGora

Venison tenderloins are cut into steaks and coated with bread crumbs and cracker crumbs and quickly fried in oil and bacon drippings until golden brown and delicious. Give your schnitzels a quick spritz of lemon juice for a boost of flavor. "This was an excellent recipe for venison tenderloin," says home cook DMWARE. "I would recommend this recipe to anyone who likes deer meat."

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Venison with Sherry-Mushroom Sauce

top-down view of a venison tenderloin topped with mushrooms and onions on a blue plate with salad on the side
Lauryl

Venison tenderloin steaks are seasoned with sage, pan-seared, and cooked in a creamy mushroom sauce; a generous serving of sherry adds a subtle sweetness to the sauce and elevates this game dish to gourmet comfort food.

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Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce

a cast-iron skillet holding a bacon-wrapped roast surrounded by mushroom cream sauce
KGora

Venison tenderloins are trimmed and wrapped in bacon slices, roasted until the bacon is crispy, and served with a creamy garlic, mushroom, and green onion sauce for an impressive tasting dish that's elegant enough to share with guests.

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Venison Tenderloin

Venison Tenderloin
Pam Ziegler Lutz

You'll marinate a venison tenderloin in a mixture of red wine, apple cider vinegar, garlic, and herbs before grilling or roasting it until tender and medium rare. Reduce the marinade into a gorgeous sauce that complements the flavor of the venison perfectly.

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Venison Tenderloin Bites

Venison Tenderloin Bites
Abapplez

In this 5 star recipe, cubes of venison tenderloin are coated with a mixture of parsley, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs, and then broiled until golden and crispy outside and tender inside. Serve on a bed of arugula with lemon wedges.

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Venison Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Venison Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
nch

In this delicious slow cooker stew, venison tenderloin combines with porcini mushrooms, tomatoes, red wine, garlic, herbs, and juniper berries. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans for a flavorful, comforting meal.

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Venison with Blackberry Wine Sauce

Venison with Blackberry Wine Sauce
Chef Mo

Venison loin steaks are pan-fried until medium rare and served with a smooth, flavorful berry and red wine sauce. Absolutely delicious with a side of mashed potatoes and green beans. Add a few fresh blackberries for a lovely presentation.

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