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Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

Our Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin is one of the most tender cuts of meat on the entire deer. It is prized for its flavor, versatility, and simplicity. This recipe is as simple as it is fast, and the pellet grill is the perfect spot to cook this exceptional piece of meat. Don’t skip the chimichurri! It adds a great tang to your final bite.

Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

The venison striploin, also known as the backstrap, is my favorite cut of venison to cook. It is quick, easy, lean, and packed with flavor and nutrients. There’s a reason it is one of the most prized off of the whole deer! Chances are your hunting friends won’t be gifting you this fancy cut, so you had better start hunting if you want one, or get on the waitlist for Maui Nui (which is where we source our venison). Either option is worth it. Venison is one of the healthiest red meats you can eat.

We served this medium-rare venison sirloin steak with some pre-made sauce from Cham Vietnamese Dipping Sauce. It is just the right amount of herby and spicy for venison. You can get 5% off if you use the code “OWYD” too.

Want to make your own sauce? Try this excellent Cranberry Chimichurri from Chiles and Smoke!

Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

Grilld Venison Striploin shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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  • venison striploin
  • salt & pepper
  • Wild Game Rub (optional)

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Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

How to make Grilled Venison Striploin

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.



Fire up the grill and heat to 375°.



While the grill is heating up, season your striploin on all sides. Let it sit out until the grill is heated.



Use a wireless thermometer for the most accurate temps and to make sure you aren’t overcooking the meat. Grill until the internal temperature is 115°F.



Pull the roast off the grill and let rest, tented with foil, for at least 10 minutes.


Slice & Enjoy

Slice the meat across the grain and serve hot. We served this with a fresh chimichurri.

Try our Traeger Venison Chops too!

Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

Grilled Venison Striploin FAQ

How do you store leftovers?

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days, max.

What’s the best way to reheat leftovers?

These reheat really well in a pan with some butter over low to medium-low heat.

Some Smoked Au Gratin Potatoes would be perfect with this!

Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

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Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin
Yield: 2 servings

Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

Traeger Grilled Venison Striploin

The striploin is one of the most tender and flavorful cuts of meat on the whole deer, and it is one of our favorites! We cook them just like we cook tenderloin. Simple, quick, and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 venison striploin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon wild game rub (see note)


  1. Preheat your Traeger to 375°F.
  2. While the Traeger is heating up, take out your striploin and season on all sides with the salt, pepper, and (if using) the wild game rub.
  3. Place directly on the grill grates. Cook, flipping once, until the internal temperature reaches 115°F.
  4. Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Slice and serve!


    If you don't have the wild game rub, you can skip it! Venison works great with just salt and pepper too.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 197Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 681mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 24g

Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate.

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Nicole Johnson, a self-taught expert in grilling and outdoor cooking, launched Or Whatever You Do in 2010. Her blog, renowned for its comprehensive and creative outdoor cooking recipes, has garnered a vast audience of millions. Nicole's hands-on experience and passion for grilling shine through her work. Her husband, Jeremiah Johnson, also plays a pivotal role in recipe development, adding his culinary flair to the mix. Together, they form a dynamic duo, offering a rich and varied outdoor cooking experience to their followers.

Eric Mayle

Wednesday 14th of December 2022

I think it'd be good if you smoked it first

Nicole Johnson

Wednesday 14th of December 2022

Absolutely. We reverse sear quite a bit around here, and that's always a good option!

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