Are you looking for a few easy to make weeknight dinner ideas that use up some of the ground elk you have in the freezer? I’ve put together a list of 8 recipes to help inspire your next meal plan.
You can also look through my entire collection Ground Wild Game Recipes for more inspiration.
This baked elk meat pie is a savory family style pie that’s a meal within itself. Wildly stuffed with ground elk and a hearty filling infused with aromatics sealed under a flaky buttery crust and baked until golden brown. Sounds mouthwatering doesn’t it? Plus, it’s simple to make which makes this elk meat pie a great recipe for any novice or expert cook looking for a hearty family meal to serve up for dinner.
An appetizing finger food I enjoy cooking up for family are full-flavored elk and black bean flautas. Each rolled up flour tortilla is filled with a combination of ground elk, mouthwatering seasonings, diced green chiles, black beans and two types of cheese. Brush a thin layer of olive oil over the tops and bake until golden. Let cool before slicing and serve these fully loaded elk and black bean flautas with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.
If you like a little kick, you will love this elk chipotle enchilada recipe. It’s another simple and easy to make wild game dinner idea that will have the family begging for more.
This ground elk burger soup is so simple to make and uses even simpler ingredients. I’m always looking to create easy dinners with wild game without losing the flavor and this soup does exactly that. It’s quick to make and even better when eaten!
This elk casserole is a quick and easy crowd-pleaser, combining elk, chopped onion, yellow bell pepper, sweet corn, a blend of spices and mild shredded cheese. But the pièce de resistance that makes this casserole so irresistible is the cornbread batter topping. You can make your favorite cornbread from scratch, or if you’re pressed for time any store-bought cornbread mix will work fine. Just be sure to follow the directions on the package so you have at least 2 cups of prepared batter.
The batter covers the entire dish, locking in the medley of flavors. Before you know it, you’ll end up with a golden-brown cornbread crust that adds a sweet, rich texture to every satisfying bite.
This elk meatloaf recipe uses sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and grated mozzarella cheese. The combination of ingredients keeps the meatloaf moist and packed full of flavor.
These healthy baked elk meatballs include onion, mustard, parsley and hints of Worcestershire sauce served with a cheesy cauliflower ‘rice’ pilaf.
This Elk Salisbury Steak recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and is made with a few ingredients which makes it an easy to prepare dish for any day of the week. If you don’t want to use onions in the gravy, replace them with mushrooms.