Deer Meat Marinade Cooked on the grill

Deer Steak Marinade & How to Grill Deer Meat

This deer steak marinade is delicious for grilling or frying on the stovetop. I'm also sharing how to grill deer steaks, one of our favorites on how to cook deer steak.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword deer steak marinade, how to cook deer meat, how to grill deer steak
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 2 steaks
Calories 401kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 2 1/2 inch-thick deer steaks
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup worcestershire sauce We use Lea & Perrins
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 5 dashes hot sauce or per taste
  • salt and pepper to taste Remember soy sauce has a LOT of salt already
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter


  • In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, Worcheshire sauce, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, hot sauce, and salt and pepper.
  • Place steaks in gallon size ziptop bag and pour marinade over steaks, pushing out air, and sealing the bag.
  •  Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour, preferably overnight, moving the bag around often to make sure all steaks sit in marinade at some point.
  • When ready to cook, remove steaks from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature, or as close as possible. (Do not microwave.)

  • Preheat grill to high heat and place steaks over the hot part of the grill, and grill on each side for 3-4 minutes.
  • Pull steaks off of the grill, coat with melted butter and let rest for 3-4 minutes.
  • Steaks will be a "medium" steak at this cook time. If you prefer steaks that are well done, cook on the grill an additional minute until steak reaches desired "doneness". 


Serving: 1steak | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 7611mg | Potassium: 1138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 8.5mg