Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe -
Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Venison Tenderloin with Garlic Cream Sauce

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

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place bacon on a slotted baking pan.
  3. Bake bacon in the preheated oven until partially cooked but still flexible, 6 to 8 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. Roast 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.
  6. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms and garlic in hot butter until mushrooms are soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir green onion into mushroom mixture; pour in cream. Cook, stirring often, until sauce is heated through. Serve sauce with tenderloins.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Every butcher is different in cuts of venison. Some will cut tenderloins into steaks like filet mignon. Others will leave like small roasts (which we believe keeps the meat tender and won't dry out). Every deer will produce different sizes of tenderloin as well, so you must adjust recipe accordingly.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 28, 2013

With a freezer full of venison and tired of cooking it the same old way all the time I was very excited to see this recipe. This turned out very tender, juicy and flavorful. Next time I make it I will skip the cream altogether, too runny and I think it would be great with just the mushrooms and garlic sauteed in the butter. I didn't have thick sliced bacon so I used regular. It is a must to keep an eye on this and use a thermometer. Venison does not require long cooking times and mine was completed prior to the hour this recipe recommends. I inserted a digital meat thermometer with probe into the meat before putting it into the oven. My tenderloin took approximately 45 minutes to get to 145 degrees, however the two tenderloins I used weighed only one pound together. Once to temp, I removed from oven and let it set for about 10-15 minutes before eating. The meat temperature ended up raising to around 157 degrees upon resting. Perfectly pink when carved. The bacon did not end up getting crispy even after precooking for 8 minutes and baking, which surprised me.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 10, 2013

Followed the recipe exactly. Ended up being overdone. I would definitely not leave it in the oven for a full hour. I read the other reviews as well and they all said the same thing. This was my first time cooking venison.


21 Ratings

Aug 17, 2014

Actually I combined this recipe with another. I used another recipe for the marinade of red wine and apple vinegar ,garlic ,rosemary and thyme. I marinaded the two loins and 8 small steaks overnight. Reduced the marinade and added two tablespoons of grape jelly to tone down the tang of the vinegar. I seared the loins in a black iron skillet with ghee and then wrapped the loins in the bacon,took more like 15 minutes to get the bacon right at 350 in the oven. I then sautéed 2 shallots,3 cloves of garlic 1 sweet onion and 3 cups of mushrooms in the bacon drippings. Placed the mushrooms in a baking dish with the bacon wrapped loins and baked for about 40 minutes. Seared the steaks in bacon fat. I removed the bacon ,diced it and crisped it up in the skillet while the loins rested. Plated the sliced loins atop the mushrooms along with the steaks. Drizzled sauce over meat and garnished with bacon and scallions. YUM!

Mar 25, 2013

It was so good! It was done in 35-40 minutes and that was overcooked. The bacon was under cooked. Cook the bacon longer than 15 minutes and don't be shy the more bacon the better. The cut of venison I used was very tender. I also did not use the heavy cream as I am allegeric to dairy and it was a healthier alternative. Thank you KGora for the review. It was spot on. The bf wants more.

Jan 26, 2014

Delicious, wouldn't change a thing about this recipe! We have made this with venison and pork tenderloin. They work equally well.

Jan 25, 2015

Wonderful recipe, will make this again for sure. I was afraid of overcooking, don't care for leathery meat, so I checked it on 5 min. increments after 25 minutes. I had 2 backstraps, one large and one small, so I removed each when they were at the "med/rare" touch test. Tented in foil and they kept cooking, almost like a prime rib where the smaller side was more medium and the fatter side was more med/rare. LOVED the mushroom cream sauce, added a spoonful of flour to thicken it up a touch. THANK YOU love this!!

Dec 31, 2014

Great recipe!! My family was licking the plate! My 4 year old said "Daddy I love reindeer!" Hahah :) Cooked for only 1/2 hour on 375 with one tenderloin then let sit in foil and it came out perfect!

Nov 25, 2014

Wow what a recipe !! My husband is a hunter and just came home with some venison he loves the tenderloin , and when I saw this recipe,knew he would love it !! Very simple and was delicious we both loved it !! It's a keeper ! The cream sauce was so delicious , we will use it in other dishes I'm sure !! Only item deleted was mushrooms ( he hates them )


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  • Calories
  • 310 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 130 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 20.3 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 443 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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