Impress everyone with this beautiful cheesy-potato venison roll! So simple and delicious. No one will ever guess just how easy it was to make.
1 lb ground venison
1 small onion, diced
8 slices bacon (4 chopped, 4 whole)
1 c cracker crumbs (may also use bread crumbs or quick oats)
1 tsp salt
2 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded cheddar
Additional Items Needed
In medium mixing bowl, combine ground venison, onion, chopped bacon, cracker crumbs, 1 tsp salt and egg. Using hands, mix thoroughly. Next, dump onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Using hands, spread venison mixture, keeping as even as possible. (TIP: Place a bowl of water near pan. Dip hands in water before spreading in order to make meat easier to spread. May need to repeat throughout spreading process.
Once venison mixture is spread on pan, you will now spoon mashed potatoes on top of the meat. Next spread potatoes, again, try to keep as even as possible. Add pepper if desired, and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Now it is time to roll up this masterpiece, and it is much easier than it sounds. The key will be to use the parchment paper to aid you. And again, I would keep a bowl of water nearby.
To start the rolling process, fold one end over and form and shape into roll. Now, using the parchment paper, lift paper with one hand and use the other hand to help form the roll. You may need to use the water to help smooth the meat as you roll. Continue lifting paper to help roll the meat until you are near end.
Once you reach the other end, fold meat over to complete the roll. Use the water to smooth and seal the edge. Cover the roll completely with the parchment paper and roll back and forth across cookie sheet, using light pressure. Now uncover roll and again smooth with water if needed.
Take remaining 4 pieces of bacon and wrap around roll. (TIP: This is enough bacon for a light covering, however, you may use additional pieces if desired). Transfer roll to aluminum foil and wrap around roll. Place back on cookie sheet and bake 45 minutes in 375° oven. Uncover and bake another 20 minutes at 425°, in order to brown bacon. You may also place under broiler for even crispier bacon.