Smoked Venison Deer Steaks
How to Smoke Venison Deer Steaks
Venison steaks are a challenging meat to smoke because they tend to dry out on the smoker or grill. Cooking a venison steak anything past medium or medium well will cook out all the juices that make the meat juicy and tender. We also recommend tenderizing the meat with a meat tenderizer and marinating the steaks over night to help keep the steaks moist throughout the smoking process. It doesn’t matter how well you follow this recipe if you end up over cooking the deer steak and serving a piece of meat that is tough and chewy. Having a wireless instant-read meat thermometer is another way to prevent over cooking your venison steak.
Smoked Venison Deer Steak Recipe Ingredients
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Smoking Venison Deer Steaks Recipe Directions
You want to smoke your venison steaks until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Typical smoking time is about 3 to 4 hours depending on the size of the steaks and temperature of the smoker. Venison can easily dry out on the smoker so make sure you do not leave it on the smoker for too long. See our meat temperature chart for full details on rare, medium rare, medium well, and well done internal venison steak temperatures.