Looking for a good recipe now that you’ve gone on that black bear hunt? Here you go.

Grilled Spice Bear Tenderloin Recipe


  • 1 lb. bear tenderloin or back strap, trimmed of all fat and silver skin
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil

Spice Mix

  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

OR use any combination of your favorite game spices


  1. In small bowl, mix all spices until combined
  2. Add oil and stir to make a paste
  3. Prepare tenderloin, making sure all fat is trimmed – Caution: When grilling bear meat, dripping fat will ignite! Trim all fat before cooking!
  4. Rub all sides of the trimmed tenderloin evenly with spice paste. Set aside.
  5. Prepare grill (charcoal recommended) for medium heat
  6. Place tenderloin on grill and cook slowly on medium heat until fully cooked, turning occasionally
  7. Allow bear meat to reach an internal temp of 160 degrees F before consumption

Check out this Bear Roast Recipe. or try our All Day Bear Chile.

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