Marinated and Grilled Venison Tenderloin

Marinated & Grilled Venison Tenderloin is full of flavor with a homemade marinade that has a little bite of garlic and sweet of brown sugar in the soy and worcestershire sauce. This “manly recipe” in celebration of Father’s Day was made to honor my dad in every way!

Marinated & Grilled Venison Tenderloin

I felt with it being Father’s Day, I really needed to make a “manly” recipe.  None of that frilly pasta stuff and none of those skillet meals.  I decided that what I needed to do was grill.  If you know me, I’m not big on grilling much myself unless it’s something like shrimp.  I’ve had a few grilling ventures however that turned out amazing so I knew I could do it.  My only problem was I had to tell Grumpy that I was doing the cooking of the Venison.  Grumpy likes me to leave the venison cooking to him.  Probably the only thing he expects to cook!
Marinated Grilled Venison Tenderloin
Surprisingly, he had no qualms about letting me be the griller for this meal.  I was actually quite surprised.  The meal turned out awesome!  I grilled a tenderloin from a buck that Grumpy got on one of his hunting excursions last year and it was super duper tender!  I also grilled some Baby Bok Choy that I received from Frieda’s Produce.  I’ll share the recipe for the venison in this post and the one for the Baby Bok Choy in the very near future.
Grilled Marinated Venison Tenderloin

Marinated and Grilled Venison Tenderloin

Venison Tenderloin marinated in a light sweet glaze then grilled to perfection
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Marinated Grilled Venison Tenderloin, Steaks, Venison Steaks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 230kcal


  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons golden monkfruit
  • 1 lb venison tenderloin


  • Trim meat of any silverskin and cut into 3/4″ steaks.
  • Mix marinade in glass measuring cup and stir until sugar dissolves.
  • Place meat in a ziploc bag and pour marinade over top. Seal and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Pre-heat grill on high for 10 minutes. When grill is hot, place the tenderloins on the grill and immediately turn the heat down to medium high.
  • Grill for 3 minutes on each side. This should give you a medium rare piece of meat and the most melt in your mouth tender tasty grilled venison tenderloin!


If venison tenderloin is not readily available to you, this marinade would also work really well on chicken, beef, or pork. Give it a try!


Serving: 1/4 lb venison steak | Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 502mg | Sugar: 6g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Sid's Sea Palm Cooking June 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    I love venison and this marinade looks so good.

  2. Renee Paj June 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious and a meal any venison lover would die for, I am sure!

  3. KC the Kitchen Chopper June 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    I have a friend who hunts/lives in Montana who would love this recipe! Thanks Shelby!

  4. Mary Ellen June 12, 2014 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I love venison and this looks awesome!

  5. […] in the freezer. When I celebrated Father’s Day a few years ago, I did it manly style and grilled some venison tenderloins in honor of my Dad! Whenever venison is on our menu, I think of my dad and how he worked hard to […]

  6. Jennifer March 7, 2017 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Can you marinade longer than 1-2 hrs?

    • Shelby March 8, 2017 at 4:25 am - Reply

      Hi Jennifer, yes, you can marinade overnight if you wish. It is recommended you at least marinade it for 1 hour.

  7. […] Venison Stew on the table. We also will have cook steaks in a pan or grill. This recipe for Venison Marinade is our favorite for grilling. I don’t know what Grumpy thinks when he says we aren’t […]

  8. Anonymous January 2, 2020 at 10:39 am - Reply


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