Best made with tender venison backstraps or tenderloins, these venison appetizers make great snacks to munch on while the main course is grilling. These quick-cooking bacon wrapped morsels really hit the spot after a tough day in the field.
For the best flavor, grill these babies over charcoal, or better yet, hot coals from a wood fire. Usually I use a toothpick to hold the ingredients together, but if there are kids around, give them each a stick and let them use it to cook their appetizers over a campfire.
The venison is cut into bite sized pieces, then soaked in a flavorful marinade. Ingredients for the marinade include...
One-quarter cup Worcestershire sauce
One-quarter cup Soy Sauce
One can of beer
One quarter cup of maple syrup
One teaspoon black pepper
One half teaspoon each of onion powder and garlic powder
One quarter cup of brown sugar
One half teaspoon (or to taste) of powdered cayenne pepper
Marinate the venison for at least four hours, or overnight if you like. Remove the meat from the liquid. Wrap each morsel with a half slice of bacon, securing it with a toothpick. Be sure to soak the toothpicks in water for a while so they don't turn to ashes. Grill over high heat for three to five minutes on each side, or until done to medium.
Enjoy these bacon wrapped appetizers with copious quantities of Bud Lite or homemade wine.
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