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OMG! The Wife Ate Elk Steaks!

 

The wife ate elk steaks!  This is a ceremonous occasion.  I could not get my wife to eat venison, rabbit, squirrel, or any other wild animal that I had harvested.  I got my wife to say that she would smell the cooked meat and then decide.  I recently harvested an elk so I took some of the steaks and marinated them in lemon juice, steak sauce, worchester sauce, garlic powder, and some cajun seasonings. She ate it up like it was the best cut of beef steak there was!  Lucky for me I have 200 pounds of elk in the freezer and I expect to harvest a cow elk in November!  This is a first and I would appreciate any other Elk meat tips to get my wife to enjoy it!

 

 

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Retired, here are three ways

Retired, here are three ways we cook up elk and the wife loves both. I even got my mother-in-law to eat it and that is saying something. Take a roast whatever size you want and put it in a crock pot. Add 2 cups of water with 4 beef bullion cubes mixed in. Season the meat with lemon pepper, some onion powder or salt and 1-2 teaspoons of garlic powder. Slow cook for about 5 hours. About 2 hours before it is done we add in some celery, potatoes and baby carrots. No need to cut it as it will break aprt with a fork. Second way is take your meat and cut into about 3 inch thick steaks about 4-6 inchs round. Take an injector and inject the meat with soy or teryoki sauce or whatever you like. Then let soak for an hour or tow. Take out to a hot grill and fire them up to how you like them cooked. Another great use of elk in Fajitas. Get your favorite mix, add in the elk meat and you have some great meals. How these work for you.

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  Excellent - Thanks SGM!  I

 

Excellent - Thanks SGM!  I know she likes mexican so making the elk fajitas will definitely be a success.  I have done the crock pot deer roast before but no luck in passing it by the wife.  I will have to do it again with the elk roast and just let her smell the great difference.  It was the smell that got her to eat the steaks in the first place.  I appreciate the advice and I will update on the wife's acceptance of more elk recipes - thanks!

 

 

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I'm not sure she really

I'm not sure she really tasted elk with all that on it.

 

All I put on mine is pepper. I love it.

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  Oh yes she did Still

 

Oh yes she did Still Hunter!  I like mine plain as well but I have to doctor her's up a little.  They were still great and far better than beef or the venison steaks. 

 

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Yes, way better than beef.

Yes, way better than beef.

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A great moment, indeed!

It's a special thing to watch -- the indoctrination of people who "thought" they hated wild game!

Two years ago I shot my first elk.  The following Christmas eve we planned a surf and turf dinner.  Crab legs and steak.  I prepared a combination of beef sirloins and elk tenderloins since I thought about half the family coming for dinner wouldn't touch the elk.  Boy was I wrong.  Even my near-vegan stepdaughter took the leap with great reluctance.  You could see she was conflicted but she kept on letting that tenderloin melt in her mouth.

Simplest recipe:  marinate steaks in just a wee bit of cheap, store brand italian salad dressing for about 10 minutes, no longer.  Grill no further than rare to medium rare.  Enjoy!

 

 

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  I was thinking of doing the

 

I was thinking of doing the same for the Thanksgiving and Christmas meals too.  Excellent - I have not tried the italian salad dressing marinade but will definitely do so.  Rare to Medium Rare is the ONLY way to eat Elk and Venison steaks!  I have that dialed into the BBQ grill and it just won't cook any steak longer!  Yes

Thanks for the feedback jcbrown99!

 

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I still can't get my wife to

I still can't get my wife to eat any game meat (that she knows of,hehehe). I have in the past replace ground beef with ground elk and didn't tell her. She loved it and said it tasted different and if it was beef. I told her no. I put some buffalo in it. To this day i will subsitute elk for beef an dhse doesn't know she likes it. Maybe one of these days I will tell her it actually elk. I'll be in th dog house for a bit. I want to make a roast in the crokk pot sometime and see if she can tell the difference. I like you prefer Elk over beef. But my favorite meat is buffalo. I like some of the grilling and marinades mentioned so far on this thread. We really need a food and recipe section on the forum.

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  I have done the exact same

 

I have done the exact same thing numbnutz!  I have made chili or hamburgers only to tell the wife a day or two later that it was not beef and exactly what she ate was venison or something else.  She would get angry and all would be well a day or two later.

I agree with you on the bufallo.  A friend and I bought a great deal of buffalo meat.  We ended up having a stand at the Big Game and Outdoor convention center in Cleveland way back in 1985.  We sold more bufallo chili than the wild boar sausage.  It was a great experience.

I also agree we need a recipe "forum" on this web site and have provided that to the BGH powers to be.

Thanks for your feedback numbnutz!

 

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Much like Numb, I cannot get

Much like Numb, I cannot get my wife to eat it either.  In her case, it's the idea of where it came from.  It was walking around out there, alive and happy one day.  Makes her sad.  I mention the chicken and beef she eats, and she says that if she thought about where that comes from, she probably wouldn't eat it either.

Glad to hear your wife likes it.  I don't have a specific recipe, but I have had elk tenderloins at a couple of diferent places where they were done in mushrooms and a gravy, or reduction sauce.  Maybe someone here would have a recipe like that.  Whenever I get it, I just do the simple butter and onions in a frying pan.

Good luck, hopefully you score some good recipes.  Let us know which ones you try, and how they come out.

Edit:  Here is one I just found, sounds a little along the lines of what I am thinking. Credit to gameandfishrecipes.com

Elk Steak Recipe

Ingredients

1 and ½ pounds elk steaks
2-3 onions (large) cut in half-rings
4 ounce can of mushrooms, undrained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package frozen broccoli or peas
¼ cup water or sherry
1 and ½ tablespoons oil
dash of salt and pepper (to taste)
prepared rice (to serve 6)

Brown elk in hot oil. Place onion in pan and brown slightly. Add the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer on low for about 1 to 1-1/2 hour, or bake for ½-1 hour at 350°F. Serve over the rice to complete this simply wonderful elk steak recipe.

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