Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Elk Backstrap

Bacon-Wrapped Grilled Elk Backstrap

Meat and Poultry Game Meats Elk

Here's a delicious way to prepare elk: seasoned pieces of backstrap are wrapped in bacon, and grilled. This tasty meal is ready in under half an hour! I like to sprinkle the skewers with more Worcestershire sauce halfway through cooking.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 443
Preparation time: 10m
Total cooking time: 25m


  • 2 pounds elk loin (backstrap), cut into 2 ounce pieces
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 16 slices thick cut bacon


  • 1   Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat.
  • 2   Season backstrap pieces with liquid smoke and Worcestershire sauce. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. Wrap each piece of meat with a strip of bacon, and place on a metal skewer.
  • 3   Cook the elk on the preheated grill until the bacon becomes slightly burnt, and the meat has cooked to medium-rare, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 21.5g 33%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 982mg 39%
Potassium 717mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 2g  
Dietary Fiber 0.1g  
Protein 56.6g 113%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 18IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 18mg  
Iron 6mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 19mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 48mg  
Folate 14mcg