Simple Steps to Grilling the Perfect Venison Tenderloin

Grilled venison is a delicious alternative to steak. It also contains about one sixth the amount of saturated fat of beef. According to Outdoor Life, “Wild venison is the ultimate red meat. It’s healthier, tastes better and is safer than any meat you can buy in a store.”

Venison is incredibly easy to cook on the grill. Check out these step-by-step instructions from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook to get you started!

Choose a tenderloin

Choose a tenderloin that is at least 10 inches long, roughly one pound.

Coat venison

Coat venison in olive oil and salt to taste.

Grill over high heat

Grill over high heat with the grill lid open. Cooking venison with the grill lid closed risks overcooking.
HOT TIP – Your grill has a lot to do with the flavour of your venison. Grills that do not produce consistent heat and grills that generate too much smoke can negatively affect the flavour and overall consistency of your meat. Make sure you’ve got the right tools for your next barbecue.

Baste the tenderloin

Baste the tenderloin using your favourite sauce. This can be a store bought BBQ sauce or a homemade sauce.

Cook the venison tenderloin

Cook the venison tenderloin or five to eight minutes, or until there are distinct grill marks on one side. Flip and repeat on the other side.