Venison Steak with Cinnamon Butter Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2 small Venison steaks about 1/2 to 1 lb
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Generously season the steaks on all sides with salt and pepper. Lightly season with ground cinnamon.
  2. In a medium-sized skillet heat1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat until it is fully melted and the pan is hot.
  3. Place the meat in the pan. It should sizzle on contact. Sear the meat until a brown crust forms (about 2-3 minutes each) on each side. Remove from heat for rare steaks or continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes to reach desired done-ness.
  4. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, return the pan to medium heat. Add the rest of the butter and a cinnamon stick to the pan. Cook and stir for 5 to 8 minutes or until butter is lightly browned (you may also want to scrape some of the browned bits from the bottom of the pan for added flavor).
  6. Slice the venison and serve with browned butter drizzled over the top