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Unread 11-08-2009, 10:56 PM
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Need recepie for elk

I just got back from colorado didnt kill anything but was given a hind quarter for my share. I never cooked elk before but now i have 24 lbs of steak and 27 lbs of burger. I enjoy cooking and would appreciate input on what would be the best way to cook it.
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    Unread 11-09-2009, 03:09 PM
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    Re: Need recepie for elk

    A couple of things about the ground meat which you probably already know. If it is just ground with no fat added then you will need a table spoon or so of cooking oil in the pan when you brown it. I tend to use olive oil but it has a taste that is noticeable unless you are making tacos or chili. Obviously one pound of lean meat is more meat than 80/20 hamburger. If you wish you can mix one pound of ground elk with one pound of 80/20 hamburger to get about 90/10 hamburger and sometimes I do that. Aside from Tacos, chili and so forth I will make meatloaf. Once again, add regular corn oil as the olive oil gives it a weird flavor. Add enough eggs and oil to glue it together so it doesn't crumble apart when cooked.

    Elk steaks are much like venison and should only be cooked enough to kill bugs and such. It will be tough if cooked well done. For stir fry just slice it up thin and brown it in oil and add vegetables and a half bottle of stir fry sauce. For beef stew cube it up and throw it in the slow cooker with a tablespoon or so of oil, two large potatoes cubed, a large onion cubed, a package of baby carrots cut up, a can of diced tomatoes and a package of Lipton's onion soup. Add salt and pepper to the extent that your blood pressure will allow. Near the end throw in some additional vegetables that you like
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    Re: Need recepie for elk

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    A couple of things about the ground meat which you probably already know. If it is just ground with no fat added then you will need a table spoon or so of cooking oil in the pan when you brown it. I tend to use olive oil but it has a taste that is noticeable unless you are making tacos or chili. Obviously one pound of lean meat is more meat than 80/20 hamburger. If you wish you can mix one pound of ground elk with one pound of 80/20 hamburger to get about 90/10 hamburger and sometimes I do that. Aside from Tacos, chili and so forth I will make meatloaf. Once again, add regular corn oil as the olive oil gives it a weird flavor. Add enough eggs and oil to glue it together so it doesn't crumble apart when cooked.

    Elk steaks are much like venison and should only be cooked enough to kill bugs and such. It will be tough if cooked well done. For stir fry just slice it up thin and brown it in oil and add vegetables and a half bottle of stir fry sauce. For beef stew cube it up and throw it in the slow cooker with a tablespoon or so of oil, two large potatoes cubed, a large onion cubed, a package of baby carrots cut up, a can of diced tomatoes and a package of Lipton's onion soup. Add salt and pepper to the extent that your blood pressure will allow. Near the end throw in some additional vegetables that you like
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    Re: Need recepie for elk

    My kids like "elk helper", tacos, fajitas, burritos, elk loaf, and such with all the ground.

    For the steaks and roast, just season or marinade them as normal and cook as rare as you can stand.
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    Unread 11-09-2009, 08:35 PM
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    Re: Need recepie for elk

    Sounding good
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    Re: Need recepie for elk

    M33 find a pepper steak recipe and use elk instead of beef then place in crock pot and let simmer for a couple of hours, works really well...
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    Unread 03-26-2010, 12:58 PM
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    Re: Need recepie for elk

    Theres some great recipits on here, but I gotta say, my favorite way to eat elk is alot less complicated.
    build a fire
    put meat on a stick, and turn slowly
    salt and butter for extra flavor
    Helps add authenticity to step out of your wall tent, into 8-10'' of snow, and freeze your hind end off while cooking it.(dont know how well it works in the back yard)

    All this aside, thanks to all that shared a recipit. I enjoy this thread, and have written many down that I want to try.
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