Stuffed Venison Backstrap (Easy Recipe)

Are you looking for an easy-to-follow recipe for stuffed venison backstrap?

You’re in the right place!

In this TheGrillingDad.com guide, you’ll learn:

  • Ingredients you’ll need
  • How to stuff venison backstrap
  • Step by step guide to making stuffed venison backstrap
  • And much more!
stuff venison backstrap recipe

If you’re a fan of wild game, this recipe is a gamechanger.

Backstrap is the loin from the deer, or the tender parts along the backbone on either side.

You’ll want to butterfly your backstrap for this!

Jump To A Section

Ingredients for Stuffed Venison Backstrap

  • 1-2 whole venison backstraps
  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz baby portabella mushrooms, chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled bacon (about 6 slices)
  • Onion powder, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons bacon drippings
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 2 lbs. bacon
  • 4 tablespoons your favorite rub

How to Make Stuffed Venison Backstrap

Make the Filling

Once you have your backstrap cut down the middle, it’s time to make the filling.

Before you do though, cover the backstrap with 2 tablespoons of your favorite rub.

Mix the cream cheese, onion powder, bacon, mushrooms, and parsley together in a mixing bowl then fill the inside of the backstrap with the mixture.

While you are preparing the mixture and wrapping the backstrap, preheat your smoker to 350 degrees.

Wrap in Bacon

The loin then gets wrapped in bacon.

This helps hold it together as well as adds some fat to the meat since deer meat is very lean.

Use the last 2 tablespoons of rub to cover the bacon.

Smoke the Backstrap

At 350 degrees, it will take about 30 minutes for the backstrap to get done.

The internal temperature should read at least 130 degrees (higher if you prefer it to be more done).

Rest and Serve

As with most meats straight off the smoker, allow the backstrap to rest for 10 minutes.

Then you can cut it into serving size portions and dig into a new way to enjoy your deer meat.

Leave a Comment

Shawn Hill

Shawn Hill

Hey, I'm Shawn and I run this site. With a wife and 7 kids, I get most of my grilling practice from feeding my own family. I'm here to help you learn more about grilling, smoking, and backyard BBQ! With almost a decade of manning the grill and helping over 25,000 aspiring grill masters, you're in great hands! I've tried just about every type of grill, accessory, and gadget you can imagine. Because of that, I am here to help guide you to the best of the best and help you save time and money by avoiding the junk.

About The Grilling Dad

You’ve got grilling questions. We’ve got the best grilling answers from a network of seasoned grilling pros.

Recently Published Guides