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Grilled Venison Bites (Deer Balls) (Cajun). Photo by gammy in tx Photo by gammy in tx

Grilled Venison Bites (Deer Balls) (Cajun).

Total Time: 35 mins
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mi


Serves: 6-8Yield:
20.0 balls Units: US | Metric
1 lb venison
1 lb bacon
16 ounces Italian dressing
1 -2 tablespoon Tony Chachere’s Seasoning

1 Cut venison into bite size bits.
2 Cut bacon into 3-4 inch pieces. You may even want to cut the bacon strips in half, length-wise first, depending on the width of the bacon.
3 Wrap each chunk of meat with a piece of bacon, using a tooth pick to hold in place.
4 Place wrapped venison in a plastic bag and cover with dressing. Marinate over night.
5 Place marinated deer balls on plate and sprinkle with seasoning.
6 Grill until bacon is crisp, turning often. I found the easiest way is to use a fish basket, that way you can turn them all over at once. Another way is to use a skewer. No mater what method you use, watch for flare ups, since the oil in the Italian dressing will cause quite a blaze if you don’t keep an eye on it. I walked away one time to get a beer and when I came back my balls were burnt to a crisp.