This is my favorite marinade after a good hunting season. The two days in the fridge really makes all the difference when dealing with fussy people who don't like the wild taste of a good hunt.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
2 days
total:
2 days
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together beer, soy sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt, and hot sauce in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add venison steaks, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 days.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove steaks from marinade and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.

  • Cook steaks on the preheated grill until they are beginning to firm and are hot and slightly pink in the center, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Allow steaks to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

399 calories; protein 65.9g 132% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fat 6.8g 11% DV; cholesterol 238mg 79% DV; sodium 2998.7mg 120% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2014
This marinade (for two full+ days) certainly reduced the gamey taste venison can have. The steaks were as tender as venison tends to get, but the beer taste was quite evident, which we're not fans of (oh the irony, as we love beer, but don't tend to care for foods cooked in/with beer). THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2016
Followed thoroughly and the meat did end up very tender and edible. I don't eat wild game too much and with this marinade I didn't like the meat but I made the elk steak marinade on this site I loved the meat. My friends who only eat wild game was split in half on likes and dislikes of this flavor. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2014
This marinade (for two full+ days) certainly reduced the gamey taste venison can have. The steaks were as tender as venison tends to get, but the beer taste was quite evident, which we're not fans of (oh the irony, as we love beer, but don't tend to care for foods cooked in/with beer). THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2014
This makes great deer steak!! Definitely going to make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2015
This recipe was great. The only thing I would change is the cooking time. I found that 3-4 mins per side was sufficient. If I"d grilled longer than that, the meat would have been way over-done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2016
Great Marinade for Elk Steak. I did add 1 tsp. Minced garlic 4 chopped green onions and substituted 1/2 cup Cabernet wine for the beer. 24 hrs is a must to get the maximum moisture and flavor. My first experience was 4 hours and the longer the marinade time was even better!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2016
Followed thoroughly and the meat did end up very tender and edible. I don't eat wild game too much and with this marinade I didn't like the meat but I made the elk steak marinade on this site I loved the meat. My friends who only eat wild game was split in half on likes and dislikes of this flavor. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2020
Maybe deer meat just isn’t salvageable. This was the only recipe that looked like I may get a tasty steak out of. My husband liked it, but I still thought it dry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2016
Amazing! Huge hit in our household of young men! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2017
I did this with a moose roast it turned out great Read More