How to Cook Venison Steaks On a Traeger

Every wonder how to cook perfect venison steaks on a Traeger? This pellet grill deer steaks recipe is foolproof!

  • Author: Miss AK



  1. Preheat your pellet grill to 450F or as high as it goes. 
  2. While the grill heats, remove the defrosted steaks from the fridge and set them on a paper towel lined plate. Season them liberally on each side with salt and let them rest on the paper towel to absorb moisture while they come closer to room temp. This ensures more even cooking. 
  3. Place the steaks directly on the grill when it is heated. Grill for 3-5 minutes per side, this will depend on the thickness of your steak so keep a watchful eye. Flip and pull them when they reach an internal temp of 115-120F. You don’t want to cook this past medium rare. 
  4. Rest the steaks for 10 minutes (no you can’t skip this). I like to slice them against the grain and then top them with flakey salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. 
  5. Check out this ultimate venison steak salad if you want to try something new with the meat you just grilled!