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Ground Recipes

Postby elkstalker » 11 20, 2017 •  [Post 1]

In the past I have always tried to get as many steaks/roasts as possible as I butcher our meat, but last year I noticed we ran out of ground meat before steaks. So this year I ground a little more than I have in the past. We've always done spaghetti, tacos, and nachos, but I'm trying to broaden my horizons a little. The other night we did salisbury steak with mushroom gravy and last night meatballs, both were big hits with the family. I also made some Italian sausage and breakfast sausage. What are some ground elk/venison recipes that you really enjoy?
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 20, 2017 •  [Post 2]

Always been a fan of a good meatloaf!
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby Washington Wapiti » 11 21, 2017 •  [Post 3]

elkstalker wrote:In the past I have always tried to get as many steaks/roasts as possible as I butcher our meat, but last year I noticed we ran out of ground meat before steaks. So this year I ground a little more than I have in the past. We've always done spaghetti, tacos, and nachos, but I'm trying to broaden my horizons a little. The other night we did salisbury steak with mushroom gravy and last night meatballs, both were big hits with the family. I also made some Italian sausage and breakfast sausage. What are some ground elk/venison recipes that you really enjoy?


In sticking with that theme, you could do brauts and summer sausage of course. I've never done sausage but I plan to give it a go this year. Doing a "formed" jerky with a jerky blaster or other similar process is an option. Last week we substituted a roast with a 2 pound block of ground for some BBQ venison sliders. Throw it into the crock with your favorite BBQ sauce before you go to work and let it slow-cook all day. When you get home it's ready! I like doing stuffed green peppers. Ground venison, taco seasoning, Spanish rice. After cooking rice and ground, mix in chopped green and red onion, cherry tomatoes, minced garlic, and sliced mushrooms. Cut out the pepper stem, and remove seeds, then rinse out the inside. Spoon in the stuffing mixture to the top and cover top with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake in oven at 350 for about 30 min. Remove and enjoy!

Another one we do is elk shepards pie or cheesy elk pie:
4 potatoes peeled and cubed or substitute with Idahoan brand (choose your flavor) instant
2 TBS butter
1/2 cup milk
1 lb ground elk
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp homemade onion powder
1 small onion chopped
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8-10 strips of bacon-fried, drained and crumbled. Feel free to use more, I mean it's BACON

Cook potatoes in water until tender. Mash with butter, milk, cover and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 and grease a large casserole dish with vegetable spray.
In a skillet, sauté onion and mushrooms together with the elk meat, garlic powder,
and onion powder, cook until no longer pink. Drain well and spread out on the bottom of the
casserole dish. Cover with mashed potatoes and spread out to the sides, so it's sealed.

Bake for 30 min. Cover with shredded cheddar and bacon. Bake another 10 min or until cheese is
melted. Serve with salad and warm garlic bread or your favorite sides.
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby jmez » 11 22, 2017 •  [Post 4]

We are a big fan of meatlof at my house.

I don't have measurements for my recipe, I just dump "the right amount" of most things in. Change to suit your taste.

2lbs ground meat
1 egg
1 cup oatmeal
1/2 cup milk
1 medium oninon, chopped how you prefer
Ketchup, dump some in, then after placing in the pan drizzle back and forth over top of whole loaf
Mustard of some sort, I use spicy brown
Worsetershire sauce
Heinz 57 steak sauce
Mix well by hand
Bake at 400 for an hour
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby wawhitey » 11 24, 2017 •  [Post 5]

Itll make ya fat in a hurry, but a good shepherds pie is hard to beat.
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby unclefish » 11 27, 2017 •  [Post 6]

We make a lot of elk enchalida casserole . Follow any enchilada casserole just substitute 2 lbs of elk or venison.

My daughter and her cousins love when I make Elk tator tot casserole for them . I do use a a good BBQ sauce in the meat mixture.

3rd would be chili always comes out great elk always give it a sweet taste. I do use Mule deer for my chili a lot like the taste in chili
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby Washington Wapiti » 11 28, 2017 •  [Post 7]

wawhitey wrote:Itll make ya fat in a hurry, but a good shepherds pie is hard to beat.


That would explain my weight gain over the last few years lol
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby elkstalker » 11 30, 2017 •  [Post 8]

Wow, thanks for the great recipes guys! Another one I thought of was the "Idaho Taco." You bake potatoes and fill them with everything you might put in a taco, seasoned meat, cheese, avocado, salsa, onions, etc. You can also do this with the chili option.
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby unclefish » 12 02, 2017 •  [Post 9]

tonight we are going to make elk beer can burgers for the first time
here's what I am thinking
2 lbs of elk
1 lb 80/20 burger
sautéed onions mushrooms pepper's for my filler
top it off with jalapeño cheddar jack cheese
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Postby elkstalker » 12 06, 2017 •  [Post 10]

Stuffed burgers sounds awesome! All except for the Bud Light :lol: I prefer Coors banquet or PBR :D
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Postby unclefish » 12 06, 2017 •  [Post 11]

I ended up making those beer can burgers, they where awsome, took 1 lb elk 1lb ground beef, made into 4 equal 1/2 lb balls,pushed the beer can down then formed it around can. twisted. can out, wrapped with 2 slices of bacon, sautéed mushrooms onions and peppers, then dumped into pocket,gave it a dosing of sweet baby rays BBQ sauce then put the cheese on top put on grill on top shelf with just 2 front burners on just below med, 25 minutes later they came off. delicious
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Re: Ground Recipes

Postby saddlesore » 12 10, 2017 •  [Post 12]

Green Chili Stew
2 cups water or a cup of water and cup of milk
2 cans cream potato soup (first time ,I only added one)
1 lb elk or venison ground meat
3 fresh roasted medium hot chilies, I can of mild chopped chilies ( pretty spicey)
1 onion, chopped into 1/2 “ cubes
3 med potatoes chopped into ½” cubes or two cans of canned potatoes
½ tbsp parsley flakes
½ tsp garlic salt
1 bay leaf(optional)
¼ tsp oregano
1/8-1/4 tsp greek seasoning
Sautee onions and cook ground meat with the onions.
Add water ( or milk), spices, chilies
Cook potatoes separately or use canned potatoes.
When meat/onions /spices are cooked , add cream of potato soup and potatoes.
Simmer until desired consistency.
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