Venison Steak Marinade

"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!"
Venison Steak Marinade created by JoyfulCook
Ready In:
4hrs 15mins



  • Mix all marinade ingredients together in a small measuring cup.
  • Place venison steaks in a large zip lock bag.
  • Pour marinade over steaks and seal bag.
  • Place bag in a flat casserole dish so that the steaks are in a single layer.
  • Refrigerate and marinate at least 4 hours, turning every half hour to marinate each side.
  • Drain marinade and grill steaks to desired doneness.
  • 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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  1. Dolores H.
    I couldn't find a marinade recipe from my friend so I went to and put in best venison marinades for backstrap. As I searched, most of the recipes had items I don't normally stock until I found this recipe. Items most people have on hand. We like frying cubed potatoes in the cast iron pan and once browned I either move the potatoes to one side or put into a container. I have sliced onions and cut up backstrap and put that into the cast iron...Only takes a short time. Some times I mixed all of it together or just leave them separate. Great marinade...I just dumped the bagful into the cast iron and then added a little flour water when it was ready and it made a small amount of gravy...THANKS!!! No changes to your marinade...perfect as is! Our Wisconsin venison isn't gamey...more like beef!
  2. Michael J.
    About how long to cook this recipe in a skillet. For it is raining outside and difficult to start a fire in my grill
  3. Bonnie G 2
    Neighbors gave us some lovely back strap venison and choice this recipe to marinate it in. The taste was perfect, no gamey or wild taste with just a mildly flavored taste of garlic and sauces, did not over whelm the meat itself. Thinking I'll even try this on our next beef steak
  4. willie b.
    How do you marnate a deer steak the best way
  5. whtbxrmom
    It's not very often I find a recipe that we all agree on. But this one fit the bill. I used 3 teaspoons of minced garlic. We love our garlic and I always double what the recipe calls for. Glad I did, because for us, it was perfect!

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