Bacon Wrapped Venison Bites
Savory, marinated bites of venison meat wrapped in hickory smoked bacon, broiled to perfection, and based with bbq sauce. These meaty bites are a great party appetizer for anyone with a big appetite.
pressed or finely minced
In a bowl large enough to hold the venision, whisk together the olive oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and balsamic vinegar. Add the crushed garlic, mustard, and black pepper. Set aside.
Rinse the venison backstrap and pat dry. Cut evenly into 1 inch sized pieces.
Place the venison chunks into the prepared marinade. Toss with your hands to coat all pieces. Cover and refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. If your oven runs "cool", adjust to 475.
Drain the marinade from the venison completely. Pat with paper towels to remove excess marinade.
Wrap each piece of venison with half a strip of thick cut bacon. Wrap tightly, securing with a toothpick.
Arrange the bacon wrapped bites seam side down onto a broiler pan or wire rack over a rimmed baking sheet.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes at 450. Remove from the oven and turn on the broiler.
Stir together the barbecue sauce and water to a thin consistency. Using a brush, baste the bacon wrapped venison. Broil and baste the bites, turning FREQUENTLY, until the bacon is browned.
Due to variations in ovens, size of meat, and broilers, the cooking time will vary. Adjust as needed.
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