Tasty Venison and Bacon Poppers

download (9)Around fall is the time that venison starts becoming a popular protein because this is when most deer hunting seasons start. So, if you are a family with a hunter or two in the midst you will likely have a chance to experiment with venison recipes. This particular one brings together the gaminess of venison, smokiness of bacon and the heat of jalapenos. It is a simple grilled app that might be perfect for a late year cookout or around a fall bonfire.


  • 1/2 pound of venison tenderloin
  • 3 tablespoons of zesty Italian dressing
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup of softened cream cheese
  • 12 slices of pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning salt


1. Cut the tenderloin lengthwise into 12 equally sized strips. Toss these strips in the zesty Italian dressing and let them marinade for about an hour in the fridge.

2. Lay a strip of venison over the top of a strip of bacon. Spoon a teaspoon of the cream cheese onto one end of the layered strip and then place a jalapeno slice on top of that. Roll up the strips around the cream cheese and use a toothpick to secure it together. Repeat this with the rest of the strips and then sprinkle with seasoning salt.

3. Grill over a medium-high heat for about 10 minutes before turning them over and cooking util the bacon has become crisp.


  1. That sounds so tasty!

  2. Jeremy Fay says:

    I wonder were to find venison if you don’t hunt.

  3. MMmm I love venison!

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