Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Venison Medallions


Bacon Wrapped Venison Medallions


Recipe: Bacon Wrapped Venison Medallions



Place the medallions in a zip top bag with the Sweetwater Spice Ancho Chipotle Bath. Squeeze the air out and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640 to 400ºF set up for indirect grilling with GrillGrates. Remove the steaks from the brine. Wrap each one with one half of a slice of bacon, and secure the bacon with a toothpick. Season each side and the bacon with Oakridge BBQ Venison and Wild Game Rub. Rest 5-10 minutes, to let the rub set on the meat.

Grill the medallions for about 5 minutes on the first side. Flip and grill until the internal temperature reaches 130ºF. Check the temperature with an instant read thermometer like the Maverick PT-100. Remove from the grill. Rest 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Tips and Techniques: How to Prepare Grilled Spaghetti Squash


Spaghetti Squash with Grilled Chicken and Pesto
2-4 Servings


– 1 spaghetti squash
– 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
– Olive oil
– Salt and Pepper
Cattleman’s Grill Italiano Seasoning

For the Pesto:
– 2 cups (about 2 oz before picking leaves) packed fresh basil leaves
– 1/4 cup pinenuts, toasted
– 2 cloves garlic, chopped
– 1 tsp lemon juice
– 1/4 cup EVOO

Holiday Libations


We’re sharing with you five of our favorite holiday beverages to warm your bones and help ring in the new year in good “spirits!” Happy Holidays!

Ultimate Eggnog
6 Servings


– 1 cup spiced rum
– 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar, divided
– 6 eggs, separated
– 3/4 cup heavy cream
– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
– 1/8 tsp ground allspice
– pinch ground cloves
– 1 cup milk