Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Venison Recipe
Strips of venison backstrap are wrapped in bacon, topped with garlic and brown sugar and then slow cooked to perfection
This Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Venison recipe is simple to make and so worth the wait. (Hannah Walton photo)
The first time I made these, I wasn't sure how they were going to turn out. Umm … how about a little of this? Maybe a bit of that? Let’s see what happens. That first bite, though? Game over. I was in love. Once you taste this Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Venison recipe, you’ll be in love too.
You can use venison or pork bacon in this recipe. I prefer to use pork because it is so juicy. To me, it is important to balance the leanness of the venison with good, juicy bacon for flavor.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 4-5 hours
- 2-3 pounds venison backstrap, cut into 3/4-inch strips
- 2 packages bacon, pork or venison
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup light brown sugar
- Toothpicks or kitchen string
Brush backstrap pieces with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Wrap each backstrap piece with a slice of bacon and secure with a toothpick or kitchen string. Add an even amount of garlic and brown sugar to the top of each backstrap piece. Place wrapped venison into slow cooker and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until done. (Cooking time may vary depending on the brand and size of your slow cooker.)
Serve with seasoned potatoes, green beans or your favorite veggies. Enjoy!
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