Ground elk recipes


Ground Elk Recipes

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Elk Burgers with Caramelized Onion


3 Tbsp butter

2 Spanish onions, thinly sliced

2 sprigs fresh thyme

2 tsp granulated sugar

Pinch each salt & pepper

4 thin slices Gouda cheese

4 hamburger buns, toasted

4 tsp light mayonnaise

4 slices tomato

Burger Ingredients:

3 slices bacon, finely chopped

½ cup fresh bread crumbs

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 Tbsp dry red wine

2 tsp Dijon mustard

¼ tsp each salt & pepper

1 lb (450g) ground elk


In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onions, thyme, sugar, salt & pepper, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and golden, about 25 minutes. Discard thyme, set onions aside.

Elk burgers: Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine bacon, bread crumbs, garlic, wine, mustard, salt & pepper. Mix in elk just until combined. Shape into four ¾ inch (2 cm) patties.

Place patties on greased grill over medium-high heat. Close lid & grill turning once, until digital thermometer inserted into the centre reads 165˚F (74˚C) about 14 minutes. Place cheese on each patty. Cover & cook until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.

Spread each cut side of hamburger buns with ½ tsp mayonnaise. Sandwich tomato, burger & caramelized onions between buns.

From Canadian Living Magazine

Low Fat Elk Loaf


1 lb (454 g) ground elk

1 cup (250 ml) jar chunky salsa

2 egg whites, beaten (or 1 Eggbeater)

1 1/2 cups (375 ml) cooked rice


Mix all ingredients well. Shape into a loaf and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.

Tasty Elk Loaf

This loaf is baked on a broiler pan which allows any fats to drain away from the meat.


1 ½ lbs (680 g) ground elk 

½ cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs 

½ cup your favourite barbecue sauce, divided

¼ cup minced fresh parsley

1/3 cup minced onions

2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese 

1 egg

1 tsp minced garlic

½ tsp dried basil, thyme or oregano

½ tsp each salt and freshly ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 350®F. Spray a broiler pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Combine elk, bread crumbs, ¼ cup barbecue sauce, parsley, onion, parmesan, egg, garlic, basil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well using your hands. Shape mixture into an oblong loaf, about 8 × 5 inches in size, and place directly on rack of broiler pan. Spread remaining barbecue sauce all over meat loaf. 

Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, or until meat loaf is nicely browned and meat is cooked through. (Internal temperature of 170˚F)  Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.