Most folks will tell you that there is nothing better than venison backstrap on the grill, and I think they are right. This venison backstrap recipe is as simple as it is fantastic! All you really need is some venison and some bacon and you are in business.
- 1 1/2 pounds of venison backstrap
- 10 slices of bacon
- garlic powder
- skewers or toothpicks
Prepare backstrap for cooking and pat dry. Cut backstrap into bacon-width sized pieces, about 1 1/4 inch slices. Wrap each backstrap fillet with a single slice of bacon and then toothpick or skewer the bacon in place. I prefer to put fillets on skewers because 3 or 4 of them will fit on a skewer and it makes the mini-steaks easier to handle on the grill.
Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Grill bacon-wrapped fillets over medium-high heat for about 6 minutes per side, then let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Alternatively, this venison backstrap recipe can be also cooked in the oven broiler at 450-500 degrees for 6 minutes per side.
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