Venison Meatloaf on a Stick: A Classic HuntChef Recipe

You'll be blown away by the uniqueness of this venison meatloaf recipe, courtesy of wild game cook extraordinaire Jeremy Critchfield, aka HuntChef.

We've found what might possibly be the oddest, strangest, yet most delicious version of venison meatloaf ever. What makes it so odd? Well, it's wrapped in bacon, grilled, shoved onto a stick, and placed inside a tortilla.

Admit it: you saw the image at the top of this post, and then read the title, and your brain started acting confused.

Sure, you'll find the typical ingredients as the basis of the recipe, but the exciting tweaks HuntChef makes to the traditional meatloaf prep send this dish into overdrive.

The most important thing is that we're given yet another method of food preparation that helps encourage eating what we kill.

Venson Meatloaf on a Stick

HuntChef does a great job of explaining what he's doing and why, but he doesn't specify the exact measurements for a lot of his ingredients.

Here's the quick rundown of the ingredients list:

  • Ground venison
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Chopped garlic
  • Chopped white onion
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Egg
  • Bacon
  • Jalapeño
  • Mushrooms
  • Flour tortillas
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Stone House Tarheel BBQ mustard

Now, venison meatloaf isn't exactly a brand new idea, and has perhaps even been a staple in your home. But the days of shoving everything in a loaf pan and squirting some ketchup on top are over. This recipe is certainly more inspiring, and might just wind up being the best meatloaf you've ever made out of your ground deer meat.

It's important to point out that this meatloaf recipe can be made with virtually any ground meat, and doesn't have to be reserved just for venison. Ground beef or turkey would go well with these flavors, and you could even mix and match a few other ingredients to make it your own.

Be sure to preheat your grill, one of the more vital aspects of this technique that you can't gloss over. Putting bacon-wrapped anything on a not-so-hot grill is a no-no, and it can take a lot longer to reach the proper internal temperature that way.

By the way, that special barbecue sauce he mentioned? It's his own recipe based on a sauce one of his culinary instructors showed him. Dubbed the Tarheel BBQ Mustard, it's said to be great as a BBQ baste and dipping sauce for smoked or grilled pork, turkey, and chicken. You can purchase it on HuntChef's website for $9 a jar.

Serve this up as the main dish at your next get together, and HuntChef nearly guarantees you'll win over even the pickiest eaters.

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