Cheesy Venison Kicks

Posted by Sarah Lloyd on


  • ½ pound venison tenderloin
  • 4 tablespoons Italian dressing
  • 12 slices bacon 
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 12 slices pickled jalapeño peppers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Favorite dipping sauce (optional)



  1. Cut the venison tenderloin into 12 strips lengthwise. Toss with Italian dressing, and allow to marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  2. Mix cream cheese and shredded cheddar together and let sit.
  3. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  4. Assemble the Venison Kicks. Lay one venison strip on top of a bacon slice and place a teaspoon of cream cheese at one end. Top cream cheese mixture with a slice of jalapeño. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining ingredients. 
  5. Season the wraps with the desired amount of salt and pepper.
  6. Grill for 10 minutes, then turn smokies over and continue cooking until the bacon crisps up.
  7. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

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