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Roasted Rack of Venison with Cranberry Sauce

  • Difficulty2/5
  • Prep time20 mins
  • Cook time55 mins
  • Serves2 – 4
  • HardwoodBig Game Blend

A wild blend of savory and sweet. Freshly harvested rack of venison is roasted over our big game blend and paired with a sweet and sour cranberry sauce.


Rack of Venison:

  • 1 (8 rib rack) of venison
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste

Cranberry Sauce:

  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 Tbsp sage
  • 2 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 2 tbsp butter


When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 375 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

For the Cranberry Sauce: Add onion, parsley, sage, 2 cups cranberries and beef stock to a cast iron sauce pan.

Place on grill and allow to cook and reduce for 30 minutes stirring once halfway through cooking.

Remove sauce from grill. Add contents of pan to a blender and puree. Strain through a mesh sieve while still hot. Mix in the butter and a 1/2 cup of cranberries, set aside and keep warm.

For the Venison: Increase grill temperature to High or 450 degrees F and preheat with lid close for 10-15 minutes. . Remove fat and silver skin from the meat, pat dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper.

Place venison directly on grill grate and cook 10-15 minutes or until browned. Reduce grill temperature to 375 degrees F and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat reads 125 degrees F or to desired doneness.

Remove from grill and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Serve with cranberry sauce. Enjoy!

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