Savory Venison Meatloaf

Savory Venison Meatloaf

Abbey 71

"The meatloaf is great the next day between two slices of buttered bread for a meatloaf sandwich!"

Ingredients 55 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 563 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 563 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.6g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 33.5 g
  • 67%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 157 mg
  • 52%
  • Sodium:
  • 1559 mg
  • 62%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix the venison, egg, cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, onion, sage, steak seasoning, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce in a mixing bowl with your hands until evenly combined. Pack into a 3x7-inch loaf pan, and lay the bacon strips over top.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the bacon is crispy, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Meanwhile, stir 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce in a sauce pan over medium heat. Simmer 5 minutes, whisking constantly. Pour the sauce over the cooked meatloaf, and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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  1. 44 Ratings


Made this meatloaf last night after having made the same recipe for years (20+ actually) and I think we have found our new favorite meatloaf recipe! I substituted store-bought bbq sauce for some home made that I whipped together!


This is such an amazing recipe for a venison meatloaf. My husband has asked me to make it multiple times...the flavor is just so good!


This will go in my favorites file! I didn't use the bacon as that counters some of the major health benefits of eating venison and it was still very moist and flavorful without the noticeable difference in texture that we often find with ground venison. I would have never guessed that it was anything other than beef and it was more tender and moist than my usual beef meatloaf recipe! I used a spicy steak seasoning and a spicy BBQ sauce. It was delicious but I will experiment with a homemade or purchased BBQ sauce that is lower in sodium.