Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce


This venison tenderloin recipe originated via other recipe suggestions for filet mignon. I made this recipe to celebrate my hunter-husband's Valentine's!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins


  • 6 thick slices bacon

  • 2 (3/4 pound) venison tenderloin roasts

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided

  • ¼ 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

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream, or more to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Arrange bacon slices on a slotted baking pan.

  2. Bake bacon in the preheated oven until partially cooked but still flexible, 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. 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.

  4. Roast in the preheated oven 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.

  5. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms and garlic; cook and stir until mushrooms are soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in green onion. Stir in cream and cook, stirring often, until heated through. Serve sauce with tenderloins.


Every deer will produce different sizes of tenderloin and every butcher is different in cuts of venison. Some butchers will cut tenderloins into steaks like filet mignon, others will leave the tenderloins like small roasts (which I believe keeps the meat tender and won't dry out). For best results, use an instant-read meat thermometer and adjust cooking times accordingly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
20g Fat
2g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 130mg 43%
Sodium 443mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 332mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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