Elk Cheddar/Jack Cheese Quiche

Elk Cheddar Quiche

Quiche is an easy and delicious meal that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This ground elk cheddar/jack cheese quiche is packed with mild green chilies, onion, red bell pepper and baked in a flaky pastry pie crust. Serve hot or cold with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole.

Remember, you can always substitute the ground elk with ground venison or ground antelope.

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  • 1 pound ground elk or venison
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts, pre-cook as directed before filling
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7oz diced mild green chilies
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar/Jack cheese blend


Follow the pie crust directions for pre-cooking the crusts. When done, remove from oven and lower oven temperature to 350 degrees. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add butter, garlic, onion and red bell pepper. Sauté for 10 minutes. Mix in diced mild green chiles and cumin powder. Remove from skillet and set aside. Add ground elk and cook until browned. Mix the ground elk, chilies, onions and bell pepper in a bowl. Whisk together 4 eggs and sour cream in a separate bowl and add to meat mixture. Add 2 cups of shredded cheese reserving 1/2 cup of cheese for later. Mix everything together and spoon equal amounts into each pie crust. Cover outside edges of pie crust with foil to avoid burning. Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Add remaining cheese to the top of each quiche and continue to bake for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.

Slice and serve with sour cream and salsa. ~Enjoy!

Elk Cheddar Quiche

Mix the cooked ground elk, sour cream, eggs and cheese together in a large bowl or tinfoil pan. Fill pie crusts with mixture and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Top with remaining cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Elk Cheddar Quiche

Elk Cheddar Quiche

Elk Cheddar Quiche

Garnish the Elk Cheddar Quiche with sliced jalapenos, chopped cilantro, sour cream and guacamole.

Elk Cheddar Quiche

Serve the Elk Cheddar Quiche for breakfast or brunch with sour cream and fresh avocado.


  • Reply November 28, 2017

    Megan Thorne

    I am not a fan of breakfast for dinner, but this quiche caught my eye. Since my husband & I don’t eat carbs at night, I swapped the crust with a cauliflower one (and have made it without a crust at all as well) it was a great first dish with our elk. Thanks for another great recipe!

    • Reply November 28, 2017


      Thanks for another great review. I prefer less carbs/calories at night as well. That’s why most of time I make one dish meals. Having been around folks who still make 7 courses at night, to me that’s just to many dishes to have to clean 8)

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  • Reply February 24, 2016

    Deanna campbell

    Just made tonight and they were so good and flavorful this recipe makes too pies and used elk meat Live in Colorado and eat a lot of game meat always looking for new recipes I will use this recipe Agin . Also going to make moose carna asana tacos this week can’t wait !!! Found recipes on Pinterest

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