Elk Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers

Elk Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers

If you are throwing a party or attending a get-together with friends and family, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of the Hors d’oeuvre or appetizer. These bite sized finger foods are typically served before the main course and are always a crowd pleaser keeping your guests sustained until the main dish is ready to be served.

A popular Hors d’oeuvre is the stuffed mushroom which is an elegant classic appetizer filled with rich and warm ingredients. My crowd-pleaser recipe combines ground elk seasoned with perfumy fennel, breadcrumbs and Gruyere which is a sweet and salty cheese. Stuff each individual buttery mushroom cap with a generous amount of filling, bake until the tops are golden brown and watch how fast they disappear when served.

Elk Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers
Elk Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers

Elk Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers

A popular Hors d’oeuvre is the stuffed mushroom which is an elegant classic appetizer filled with rich and warm ingredients. My crowd-pleaser recipe combines ground elk seasoned with perfumy fennel,
breadcrumbs and Gruyere which is a sweet and salty cheese.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground elk
  • 20 mushrooms
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Gruyère cheese,
    shredded
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Remove the mushroom stems and wipe the mushroom caps with a towel to remove any dirt. Set mushrooms aside.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil, ground elk, onions, ground fennel, garlic powder and salt. Cook the meat until browned and the onions have softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chopped parsley and remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl mix together the elk meat, breadcrumbs and Gruyère cheese. Take each mushroom cap and dip the stem side in melted butter before stuffing with the filling. Set the mushrooms on a sheet pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.

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Elk Stuffed Mushroom Appetizers

1 Comment

  • Reply October 26, 2019

    Delbert Knight

    Could you suggest another herb here besides fennel? I plan to use for an upcoming wine tasting and I know that one lady doesn’t like the licorice flavor of the fennel. I really don’t care for it either.
    Thanks for your input. You have some great recipes, but I live by myself, and a lot of them are for large gatherings or families. I’ll just have to proportion it down to half or a quarter of what you have listed.

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