Slow Cooked Elk Roast

Slow Cooked Elk Roast with Leeks and Beer

Some people love to use the slow cooking method for pot roasts and cheaper cuts of meat. Not too mention it’s also a really convenient way to have dinner ready by the time you get home from work. I slow cooked this bottom round roast with leeks and a really good German wheat beer. Then shredded the elk with a fork after slow cooking for 8 hours. I made a quick roux gravy using the broth and served everything with mashed sweet potatoes.


  • 1 pound bottom round roast
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 leek onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups wheat beer
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon sage, chopped
  • salt, to taste


Heat skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter. Add leeks and garlic and sauté until translucent. Remove onions and set aside. Dredge elk roast in flour shaking off excess. Add remaining butter to skillet along with roast. Sear outside edges of roast until browned. Remove from heat. Turn crock-pot to the lowest setting and add roast, leek onions, wheat beer, beef broth and fresh sage. Cover and cook for 8 hours. Remove from crock-pot and shred with a fork. Pour broth over the top of the shredded meat and serve with mashed potatoes.

Leek Broth Gravy

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups broth from crock-pot
  • salt, to taste

On low heat, melt butter in a saucepan and add flour slowly stirring together. Cook for a few minutes and then slowly add the hot broth into roux while stirring at the same time. Your gravy will immediately begin to thicken. Bring to a simmer while stirring to avoid lumps in your gravy.  Season with salt and pepper. Add more liquid if you would like a thinner gravy.

Crockpot Elk Roast with Leeks and Beer

Saute leeks and garlic in butter until soft. Remove from pan. Lightly dredge elk roasts in flour and brown in pan on all sides. Remove.

Slow Cooked Elk Roasts

Cook Elk Roasts on low with leeks, garlic and Beer for 8-10 hours

Crockpot Elk Roast with Leeks and Beer

Slow cooked elk roasts.

Crockpot Elk Roast with Leeks and Beer

Pulled Elk Roast

Crockpot Elk Roast with Leeks and Beer

Pulled elk with pan seared sweet potatoes and leek gravy.

Weston Realtree Slow Cooker, Green, 8 quart


  • Reply January 18, 2019


    I’ve made this several times for family and friends to rave reviews. It is very tender and moist with a wonderful flavor. I used the same high quality beer the first time and a cheap wheat beer after that and didn’t notice much difference. Now I’m going to try it with Moose…

  • Reply December 2, 2018

    Jill navarro

    I cook this recipe atleat one a month…amazing taste…. I have also given this recipe to friends with great reviews..easy to make and full of flavor.. I use whatever beer I have in the house and it always turns out great.

  • Reply November 17, 2017


    Tried the crockpot idea, it was definitely dry and tasted like dried cardboard.

  • Reply October 22, 2017


    Could I use a porter instead of wheat beer?

  • Reply December 22, 2016


    Just made this tonight. Son pulled it out of crockpot to cut up and yells “it’s falling apart!” Cooked for 8 hours on low as stated. Was amazing! The whole house smelled wonderful all day! A keeper!!

  • Reply November 19, 2014


    Oh that looks good! I have avoided cooking my game roast in the crock pot for fear of drying the out. Yours looks nice and moist. Might have to try this one.

    • Reply November 20, 2014


      Teri — I’m not a huge fan of slow cooking for the same reason.

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