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Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin sliced on plate

Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin

Try this delicious Bacon Wrapped Venison Tenderloin on the grill this summer! It will WOW your friends and family!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 692 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 whole venison tenderloins
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1 cup pepperoncini sliced
  • 4 oz cheddar sliced
  • 4 oz cream cheese sliced
  • 1 teaspoon greek seasoning Cavenders brand

Instructions
 

  • Place tenderloin on cutting board and carefully split it open length-wise, leaving ½ inch at each end uncut. Be careful to not cut completely through - you are just making a pocket to stuff with cheese.
  • Place bacon slices on the cutting board, overlapping each slice just a bit. Place tenderloin on top of the bacon, cut side up.
  • Place cheese slices and pepperoncini on the open tenderloin. Sprinkle generously with Greek seasoning.
  • Begin at the bottom, and with one hand pinch the tenderloin together, keeping the cheeses inside, and with your other hand wrap each bacon slice around the meat. Secure each slice of bacon with a toothpick or party skewer.
  • Heat grill to 350° and place wrapped deer meat on the grill. Close grill for several minutes. Turn the meat over and grill another several minutes. Then open the grill, turn heat up to 400°, and continue turning meat frequently to crisp up the bacon and finish cooking the tenderloin. Brush with BBQ sauce the last few minutes if desired.
  • Venison needs to be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 125°. I grilled mine to a medium-rare 130, and it was perfect for us.

Notes

You can use any type of cheese. Sharp cheddar is preferable but when I photographed this recipe all I had was co-jack. 
If you don't have Cavender's seasoning, you can use salt and pepper or your favorite all-purpose steak seasoning. 
I usually don't measure my cheese amounts. I just use thick cheese slices as desired. 

Nutrition

Serving: 5ozCalories: 692kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 61gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 207mgSodium: 772mgPotassium: 848mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 547IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 173mgIron: 7mg
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