"Think venison has to taste like deer? Not with this recipe. Give it a try and you will make it time and time again - it tastes just like pastrami. Your friends will beg you to make this for them all the time!"
Whisk together curing mixture, brown sugar, pepper, paprika, bay leaf, allspice, and garlic powder in a bowl. Rub mixture over venison roast, and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Place roast in a bowl; refrigerate for 5 days.
Remove roast from the refrigerator and rinse thoroughly to remove the curing mixture. Place in a bowl with water to cover, and soak, refrigerated, for 2 hours. Drain.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
Season roast with additional black pepper and brown sugar, and place in a roasting pan.
Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until a meat thermometer inserted near the center reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 2 hours.
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