Grilled Venison Steaks

My husband loves to hunt and always brings home venison. I'd never cooked venison before and had to learn fast. This quick and flavorful marinade that can be used on venison or other cuts of meat. Great served with mashed potatoes.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 55 mins


  • 1 pound 1/2-inch-thick venison steaks

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • ½ cup olive oil, or more to taste

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 small onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary

  • 1 sprig fresh parsley, roughly chopped

  • 4 leaves fresh basil, roughly chopped

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place venison steaks in cold water for 20 minutes to remove extra blood, changing the water halfway through depending on how bloody the meat is.

  2. While the steaks are soaking, combine 1/2 cup olive oil, balsamic vinegar, onion, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon, rosemary, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper in a 1-gallon zip-top bag.

  3. Remove steaks from the water and pat dry. Season both sides with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place in the zip-top bag, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours to overnight.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill on high heat for 10 minutes and lightly oil the grate.

  5. Remove steaks from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  6. Cook steaks on the preheated grill for 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 135 to 140 degrees F (57 to 60 degrees C).

  7. Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Slice into strips, drizzle with olive oil, and serve.

Cook's Note:

For thicker steaks, grill for 8 to 10 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

416 Calories
31g Fat
7g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 416
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 27g
Potassium 483mg 10%

* 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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