willies venison backstraps
Backstraps (quantity as desired)
Wild Game seasoning (preferably the "Wild Game Rub" from Lanes BBQ and Wild Willies)
Remove the backstraps from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. This helps in cooking them evenly.
Oil and Season:
Lightly coat the backstraps with olive oil. This not only adds flavor but also helps the seasoning to adhere to the meat.
Generously season the backstraps with the Wild Game seasoning, ensuring all sides are evenly covered.
Preheat the Grill:
Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat. This temperature is ideal for cooking the backstraps evenly without burning.
Place the seasoned backstraps on the grill directly over the heat.
Grill for 7 minutes on one side, then use tongs to flip them over to the other side.
Continue grilling for another 7 minutes. This time can vary slightly depending on the thickness of the backstraps and the heat of your grill.
Check Internal Temperature:
Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the backstraps. Aim for an internal temperature of 130°F (54°C) for a medium-rare finish. Adjust grilling time if needed.
Rest and Slice:
Once grilled to your desired doneness, remove the backstraps from the grill.
Let them rest for a few minutes on a cutting board. This helps the juices redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and flavorful.
Slice the backstraps against the grain into thin or thick slices, as per your preference.
Serve the slices hot, ideally on the back of a tailgate for an authentic experience.
Pair with your favorite sides or enjoy them as they are.
Adjust the grilling time based on the thickness of the backstraps and your preferred level of doneness.
If you like, serve with grilled vegetables or a fresh salad to complete the meal.
Enjoy your flavorful, grilled backstraps seasoned with the unique Wild Game Rub!