Venison Roast with Rosemary Garlic Rub

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Your venison roast can go from ho-hum to spectacular with just a few herbs. I love using rubs on my venison roast recipes. They serve two purposes: first they add lovely flavor, and second they help keep the meat tender and juicy while it cooks. We had this deer roast for dinner tonight. Two thumbs up!

Venison roast with rosemary garlic rub

Recipe: Venison Roast with Rosemary Garlic Rub

Summary: This flavorful rub will make your venison roast spectacular.


  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon crushed rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon savory
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 2-pound venison top round roast or sirloin tip


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°.
  2. Crush the peppercorns coarsely. I use a mortar and pestle.
  3. Mix all ingredients except the venison roast in a small bowl.
  4. Rub the rosemary mixture over the meat, massaging it into the roast. Place in a roasting pan and put in the oven, covered, for about 2 hours.
  5. Use your meat thermometer to check the internal temperature as it cooks. Remove the roast from the oven when the internal temperature is 125°. Let sit until the internal temperature reaches 135°.

Cooking time (duration): 5

Number of servings (yield): 6

Meal type: dinner

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