The bold and rich flavors of these tenderloins epitomize Texas cuisine
When it comes to food, Texans love fire-cooked meats, native wild game, thick-cut bacon and the sweet and smoky flavors associated with good barbecue. This dish brings all of these together into one wild and tender treat.
There isn’t a meat eater in the state who would turn their nose up at these sweet and savory white-tailed deer tenderloins.
These tenderloins are wrapped in bacon and topped with a maple syrup glaze, bringing forward the bold and rich flavors in every bite. We should enjoy and cherish recipes like this, made possible by the hard work of conservation-minded stewards.
Paired with a Texas-sized beer or a glass of cabernet, these venison tenderloins soon will become a favorite at your dinner table.
WHITE-TAILED DEER TENDERLOINS
1 white-tailed deer tenderloin per person
Thick-cut maple flavored bacon (1 large slice per tenderloin)
Salt and pepper each tenderloin.
Wrap one large slice of thick-cut maple flavored bacon around and down the length of each tenderloin. Use toothpicks to hold the bacon in place.
Grill over a bed of hot coals or on medium to high heat (400-450 F).
Cook on one side for 7-10 minutes and then flip. Grill with the opposite side down for another 6-8 minutes.
Drizzle maple syrup over each tenderloin. Let the meat sit on the grill for another 1-2 minutes.
Remove from grill and allow tenderloins to rest for 3-5 minutes before serving.