Blue Cheese-Herb Stuffed Elk Tenderloin Recipe

Filled with blue cheese and herbs such as shallot, garlic, chives and rosemary, this stuffed elk venison tenderloin recipe will make your house smell wonderful

Blue Cheese-Herb Stuffed Elk Tenderloin Recipe
Blue Cheese-Herb Stuffed Elk Tenderloin Recipe (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)
Print Recipe

Looking for a quick way to add flavor and moisture to your elk or venison? This tenderloin recipe is it. I love the way blue cheese enhances the flavor of steak without overpowering the meat. Sizzling in juicy butter fat coupled with the cheese's nutty, pleasantly stinky and savory taste, this dish will make your mouth water.

I highly recommend a softly tannic, fruity red wine with this recipe, such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, grenache blend, syrah, zinfandel, Bordeaux, petit verdot and malbec.

Serves: 2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:


  • 1 pound elk tenderloin or venison loin
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, softened
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine softened butter, blue cheese, shallot, chives, garlic and rosemary. Remove all silver skin from tenderloin and butterfly lengthwise, and then season the inside with salt and pepper. Fill with the blue cheese mixture, roll into a log and secure snugly with cooking twine. Season the outside of loin with salt and pepper.
  3. Blue Cheese-Herb Stuffed Elk Tenderloin Recipe
    Fill butterflied elk tenderloin with blue cheese mixture. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When oil is hot and slightly smoking, quickly sear the tenderloin for a nice crust all around.
  5. Blue Cheese-Herb Stuffed Elk Tenderloin Recipe
    Sear elk tenderloin to get a nice crust around it before baking. (Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley photo)

  6. Transfer browned loin to a rimmed cookie sheet and bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees for medium rare. Allow tenderloin to rest for 5 minutes tented in foil. Remove cooking twine and slice to serve.

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 13: Forest Buffalo

Craig Boddington returns to Mozambique's fame Coutada 10 for a shot a forest buffalo that's eluded him for 10 years.

Cheeseburger Poppers

Cheeseburger Poppers

David Draper shares his recipe for making delicious cheeseburger poppers with wild game in this edition of "Fare Game."

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 9: Aloha Axis Deer

Host Mike Schoby joins his buddies Jon Dubin and Jeff Johnston on the island of Lanai for a deer hunt Hawaiian style!

2018 Petersen

2018 Petersen's Hunting Episode 11: Wheelgun Buffalo

Host Craig Boddington lays claim to hunting more than 100 Cape Buffalo over the course of his 40 plus year career, but he never took one with a handgun. That changed in South Africa when Craig faced down "black death" with a magnum wheelgun.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Which are the best states to hunt for black bears? I have compiled a list of several great black North America

Best States To Hunt For Black Bears

Joseph von Benedikt

Which are the best states to hunt for black bears? I have compiled a list of several great...

My deer-hunting seeds were planted and nurtured as a youngster on my family's small farm in North America

Best Units for Hunting Western Mule Deer

Josh Dahlke

My deer-hunting seeds were planted and nurtured as a youngster on my family's small farm in

A new wave of allergies threatens to turn hunters into vegetarians. News

The Ticks Making Hunters Allergic to Meat

David Hart

A new wave of allergies threatens to turn hunters into vegetarians.

Dream of a job in the hunting industry? Here's the inside scoop on some of the most coveted positions in the outdoors. Stories

17 Dream Jobs in the Outdoor Industry

Kali Parmley

Dream of a job in the hunting industry? Here's the inside scoop on some of the most coveted...

See More Trending Articles

More Recipes

A great wild game stock starts with a little meat and bones – and careful trimming. Recipes

Wild Game Stock (or Broth) Recipe

Hank Shaw

A great wild game stock starts with a little meat and bones – and careful trimming.

Shanks are delicious in this green chili recipe but you can use whatever cut of venison you prefer. Recipes

Venison Green Chili Recipe

David Draper

Shanks are delicious in this green chili recipe but you can use whatever cut of venison you...

Free up space in your freezer and make dinner quick when time is short. Recipes

How to Can Deer Meat

Michael Pendley

Free up space in your freezer and make dinner quick when time is short.

Some like it hot and if that's you, this elk venison recipe blends the savory flavors of Asia with a searing heat that won't soon be forgotten. Recipes

Spicy Asian Elk Venison Stir-Fry Recipe

David Draper

Some like it hot and if that's you, this elk venison recipe blends the savory flavors of Asia...

See More Recipes

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save.

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Petersen's Hunting subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now