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Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Elk Backstrap
May 25, 2010

Oh, this recipe is so wonderful! I used pieces of the hams rather than the loin because that was what I grabbed out of the freezer. Also, the pieces of elk I used were about the size of a deck of cards and about 3/4 inches thick. I also didn't have to soak the meat to rid it of a gamey flavor (we hang the meat for two weeks before cutting it up to remove the gamey flavor). For this recipe, I doubled everything (except the elk and bacon), placed it all in a zip lock bag, and marinated it over night. It smelled wonderful in the marinade! I then skewered the steaks with a piece of bacon. I opted not to wrap each piece of meat with bacon so as to lower the calorie and fat content. I served the meat with a side of garlic mashed potatoes and it was wonderful! I'm going to try this recipe with our antelope next. Just a note, I was concerned about there not being any added salt in the recipe, but with the liquid smoke, worcestershire sauce and bacon, it wasn't needed. Wonderful recipe that I will use again and again! Thanks for sharing!

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