Venison Steak Marinade

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This is the only steak my family will eat. They do not even like NY strip any more. We have our meat processor cut our venison steaks to about 1 inch thick, then I marinate and grill to medium rare. Better than beef and better for you too! Our traditional family Christmas Eve dinner menu is always venison steak and shrimp scampi!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all marinade ingredients together in a small measuring cup.
  2. Place venison steaks in a large zip lock bag.
  3. Pour marinade over steaks and seal bag.
  4. Place bag in a flat casserole dish so that the steaks are in a single layer.
  5. Refrigerate and marinate at least 4 hours, turning every half hour to marinate each side.
  6. Drain marinade and grill steaks to desired doneness.
  7. I double or triple this recipe for each addition package of steak. Any wild game steak can be used in this recipe.
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5 5

Wow! My husband got a deer this year and our first taste of it was the inside loin. I used this marinade on it and what a wonderful flavor. I browned it in my fry pan then removed it and added mushrooms and sauteed them until slightly browned then put the loins back in and baked for about 25 minutes. We couldn't stop eating what a great flavor. I will be using this marinade for more than venison. Thanks so much!

5 5

I made this with a piece of tenderloin tied with kitchen string. It marinaded 1 1/2 days due to busy work schedules and it was really fabulous. I cooked it on my stove top in my Everyday pan, seared it a bit then covered it for about 20 mins, until it felt tender in the center. I did replace red wine for the soy sauce.

5 5

Best marinade I have found for venison so far. I soaked my steaks in FF milk overnight while they were defrosting in the fridge. Then marinated according to directions but for a full day before cooking. The deer steaks were so good that I cooked my last batch the same way. THanks for the recipe. It's going in my recipe tin! Oh yeah, I omitted the canola oil-- used just a Tablespoon of olive oil instead.