Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Oh so tender! Last night it was venison steak, tonight it is venison tenderloin. Thanks again Scott--and thank you Phillip! (another dear deer man!) Thanks Carrie and Tom!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lightly sprinkle tenderloins with pepper and set aside.
  2. Sauté onions in 1 tablespoon butter.
  3. Add garlic and cook another 3 minutes.
  4. Add mushrooms, sautéing another 10 minutes.
  5. When done, remove vegetables and add the rest of the butter.
  6. Sauté venison 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. When done, place on platter and return vegetables to pan.
  8. Add flour stirring until it becomes a thick brown paste.
  9. Add water, continuing to stir, until gravy is of desired consistency, adding more water if you wish.
  10. Correct seasoning and pour over tenderloins.
  11. Serve.


Most Helpful

A great recipe, but I must say: salt is required, at some point. I'd salt the meat when I pepper it for sure. I'd probably add a little salt to the gravy, too. Also, I used three medium onions (on the largeish side) and it was definitely onion overload, so I'd probably use two next time. Of course, that is all a matter of personal taste. Otherwise, great recipe, and I appreciate you sharing it! :)

xiola7 February 20, 2010

This was DELICIOUS! I added more garlic & used more butter to create the sauce but my foodie husband LOVED it! This will definitely be made very often!

hornsfamily December 22, 2009

This is a staple in my house during deer season! I get tired of battering and frying all the tenderloin so this is a nice change and it has gravy! YUM! You do need to add a good bit of salt at the end and I only use one onion. Serve over rice!

Jamie P. December 01, 2015

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