Sweet and Spicey Venison Bacon Roast

My husbands two favorite foods: Venison and Bacon!
There is nothing more rewarding for him than providing his family with meat for our table. I love experimenting with new ways to cook venison.
The key to a delicious venison meal is proper seasoning and most important proper cooking. Many of my friends tell me how much they hate venison and I realize that it is because they get dry over cooked and over seasoned meat. Many people try to “hide” the game flavor but just make it worse.
For the best venison, season it like you would any meat but add a little citrus to break down the toughness. Also, I find that venison is best when it marinates for 24 hours. You want the venison to be cooked medium or medium rare. When I put it in the crock pot, I cook it for 6 hours on low and if it’s in the oven I cook it at 200 degrees for 2 1/2 hours.

This recipe was done in the oven but could easily be converted to a crock pot recipe by adding a cup of water.

Ingredients:
Olive Oil
4 lb. Venison Roast
2 Tbsp. Orange Juice
1/4 C. Pineapple slices
4 Strips Bacon
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Cayenne
1/4 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Ginger
1 Tbsp. Sea Salt
1 Tbsp. Honey

Process:
1.) Pour a tablespoon of olive oil to coat the pan.
2.) Rinse the roast under water and rub with honey.
3.) Add all the seasoning/ spices into a bowl and rub the roast with the seasoning.
4.) Pour Pineapple slices over the roasts.
5.) Wrap the roasts in Bacon.
6.) Pour Orange Juice on the roasts.
7.) Cover the roasts with tin foil and place in the fridge overnight.
8.) Preheat oven to 200 degrees F. And cook for 2 & 1/2 hours.
(Optional:place venison in crock pot and cook for 6 hours on low)

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