Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin


The marinade really brings out the rich flavor of the venison and the sugared bacon tops it off!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • 1 cup soy sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 (2 pound) venison tenderloin

  • ½ pound hickory-smoked bacon

  • toothpicks

  • ¼ (5 pound) white sugar


  1. Mix brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, and Worcestershire together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Place tenderloin into a container with a lid or zip-top bag and pour the marinade over. Cover and marinate for at least 8 hours, to overnight.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Remove tenderloin and discard marinade. Wrap a slice of bacon around the tenderloin, starting at one end, and secure it with a toothpick. Continue wrapping bacon around the loin until it is covered and secured with toothpicks. Place on a broiler pan on the center rack of the oven.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until slightly pink in the center, 35 to 40 minutes for medium-rare. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with white sugar, and turn on the oven's broiler.

  5. Broil in the preheated oven until bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes, turning once and watching closely so it doesn't burn. Remove from the oven and place on a cutting board. Let stand for 10 minutes. Slice with a knife between each strip of bacon so there are several pieces.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

623 Calories
6g Fat
115g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 623
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 2067mg 90%
Total Carbohydrate 115g 42%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 112g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 350mg 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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