Elk Sausage Pot Stickers

These Elk Sausage Pot Stickers are without a doubt one of my favorite recipes yet!!  They are perfect as appetizers, tapas, and even a light meal when paired with steamed rice and sautéed beans.  They are simple to make, a treat to the eyes, and satisfying down to the soul.


1 pound of elk sausage or wild game sausage ( I used ground hot italian elk sausage)
1 carrot peeled
6 green onions chopped
1 package of wonton wrappers
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup (or less) soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
Sweet Chili Sauce (for dipping)
Sesame Seeds
Olive oil


–  Brown the wild game sausage over medium high heat

–  Peel carrot and chop green onion while meat is cooking – set aside

–  When sausage is cooked through add 1/4 cup (or less) of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar

–  Allow sausage mixture to cool for a minute after it has cooked through to make arranging pot stickers easier

–  Lay a wonton wrapper flat, add a small spoonful of wild game sausage mixture, pinch of peeled carrots, and sprinkle of green onions

–  Dip your fingers in warm water and wet edges of wonton wrapper

–  Pinch opposite corners of wrapper together and fold over seams to seal (see pictures above)

–  After pot stickers are prepared, heat skillet to medium high heat and add a tablespoon or so of olive oil

–  Place pot stickers in pan, flat side down, and cook for 1-2 minutes until bottoms are slightly browned

–  Add 1/4 of water to the pan and cover with a tight lid

–  Let steam 3 minutes

–  Remove from heat and serve with dipping sauce (Sweet Chili Sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sesame seeds mixed together)

I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!!

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7 Responses to Elk Sausage Pot Stickers

  1. Sar says:

    These look delicious!

  2. Annie Takagi says:

    It was great meeting you at SHOT Show. I love your blog and can’t wait to try the recipes! Take care and good luck!

  3. Kristy says:

    Yum! I’m going to try your recipe… I did this with Canadian Goose and it was unbelievable! Glad I found your Blog… I’ll link back from mine as well… Now I just need to get back to cookin! Have a great day! Look forward to sharing more recipes!

  4. Rick says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. My wife is Japanese and she has been making me potstickers (gyoza) from game meat since we have been married. One thing you might try to add a little more flavor to the dish is to steam them in chicken broth instead of water. Thanks again for sharing, I love your recipes!

  5. Amateur Cook says:

    These look and sound divine! Don’t know of many places around my region that sell game meat, and if I found one I bet it would be quite expensive to buy. Oh well, I’ll probably make them using ground hot italian elk sausage. Bet they’ll still taste pretty good though. Thanks!

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