More Elk Recipes:
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
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 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.