Grilled Venison Heart with Peppers and Onions

barbara lentz


When making venison heart this way it is like a filet mignon. It melts in your mouth and is delicious. Venison heart is a great source of protein and B vitamins. If you don't tell them no body would know it's not steak.


★★★★★ 1 vote

24 Hr
10 Min



  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 6 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    each red wine vinegar, dry sherry, and worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp
    each salt, oregano, thyme, onion powder, and black pepper
  • 1 large
    venison heart sliced into pieces

  • 1 large
    orange bell pepper sliced
  • 1 large
    red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 large
    sweet onion sliced
  • ·
    olive oil and salt

How to Make Grilled Venison Heart with Peppers and Onions


  1. For the heart
    Soak a fresh heart in salted water overnight. Squeeze out all the blood. Cut the vena cavas off slice down the side and open it like a book. Remove the valves and the fibers inside. Turn it over and remove any fatty areas. Slice into strips. Mix the marinade ingredients together and add the meat. Marinade for 24 to 48 hours.
  2. Get a grill really hot. Drizzle the olive oil over the peppers and onions. Sprinkle with salt. Place on a grill basket and place on the grill. Grill until charred and softened.
  3. Add the pieces of venison heart to hot grill. Grill 2 to 3 minutes per side. You don't want to overcook it. Overcooked heart will become tough brown and chewy.
    Cooked it until it is medium rare just warm on the inside.
  4. Serve with peppers and onions.

Printable Recipe Card

About Grilled Venison Heart with Peppers and Onions

Course/Dish: Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

Five Ways to Cook Potatoes

Five Ways to Cook Potatoes

Potatoes are a popular side dish in my house because they’re inexpensive and can be made in a variety of ways. A baked potato with butter, sour cream, and a bit of bacon makes my mouth water. Did you know there are thousands of varieties of potatoes? But, not all are equal and there are […]

10 Moist & Flavorful Pumpkin Bread Recipes

10 Moist & Flavorful Pumpkin Bread Recipes

Filled with spices of the season, pumpkin bread is a fall favorite. It can be enjoyed for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or dessert. A simple pumpkin bread recipe is delicious but many ingredients can be added to turn this quick bread into something special. Dates, cranberries, or chocolate chunks can be folded into the batter. […]

12 Restaurant-Style Fried Rice Recipes

12 Restaurant-Style Fried Rice Recipes

Make restaurant-style fried rice at home! It may sound and look intimidating, but preparing fried rice is quite simple. A great way to use leftover white rice, too. From chicken fried rice to vegetable fried rice to fried rice with egg, these recipes will have your family thinking you ordered takeout.