Susan's Recipes

Venison Pepper Steaks

Serves six.


  • 6 1/4 inch thick slices of venison loin (backstrap) or more, depending upon the appetite of those you are serving
  • Several cloves of garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 3 tablespoons of whole black pepper corns, coarsely crushed
  • 3 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. Score the steaks all over with a sharp knife. Rub each steak, on both sides, with a cut garlic clove. Press the cracked black peppercorns into one side of each steak.
  2. In a large cast iron skillet (use 2 to get the cooking done more quickly), melt the butter and olive oil. You may not need to use all the butter and oil mix in each skillet. Use your judgment.
  3. When the mix of oil and butter is hot, add the steaks. Fry them on each side, about 3 minutes in all. Serve them with the cooking butter, which should not have burned, by pouring the butter over the steaks.