Bacon Wrapped Deer Loin

Hey y'all! Welcome to another installment of the Breathe Country™ Cookbook! This week we focused on deer - probably one of the more common types of wild game to cook with. Harley Collopy, one of my sister-in-law's makes an amazing bacon wrapped deer loin and I wanted to share this recipe with you guys! Keep your eyes peeled for our Q & A video on YouTube here soon. 

  • Prep time: About 10 minutes (12 hours if you include the overnight marinade - but that's not a requirement)
  • Cook time: 45 minutes


  • Deer loin (we used about 1/3 of a backstrap, weighing about 1 lb - and about 10 inches long.)
  • Marinade (ingredients are listed below)
  • Bacon - long cut (if possible) - 1 lb. 

Here is the deer loin - as far as size goes - it's about 1/3 of a backstrap. Maybe about 10-11 inches or so long, weighing about 1lb. 

Next - the marinade. You can eye ball the measurements, depending on the size of loin you have. 

  • Brown sugar
  • Soy sauce
  • Minced garlic 
  • Black pepper
  • Minced dry onion

Once you have your marinade - put the deer loin in a bag and use all of the marinade to completely cover the deer. Marinate overnight. (The longer the better.)

Next - get your bacon out. 

Take the deer loin out of the marinade bag (don't throw out the excess marinade, we will be using that shortly.) Now wrap the bacon around the deer loin. Don't forget to wrap the ends too! When you are done, it should look something like this.

Next - take the excess marinade and pour it all over that bad boy. Try to get as much on the loin as possible. (It makes all the difference, trust us!)

Next - cover with foil. 

Now - put in a 350 degree oven and cook for 40 minutes.

Next - take loin out of the oven and remove the foil. 

Almost done folks! Now, turn your oven to broil for about 5 minutes or until the bacon is crisp. And.... boom done! Enjoy!

Let us know how you like it or if you make it differently! We love cooking/baking over here, so we want any and all feedback!

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