Elk Roast 3 Ways! Post #1

We all have those days, weeks, or months in my case, where cooking gets a spot on the back burner.  My sense of excitement and meal creativity has been on a low simmer for quite some time now.  But with summer occasionally peaking its head out, I’m getting motivated for fresh ideas, colorful ingredients, and some good old BBQing.

It rained all weekend… poured actually.  So even with all of my new found enthusiasm, I opted for a roast and now I’m hoping to stretch it out over the next few meals.

So it begins with Elk Roast Recipe #1:  Blackberry and Balsamic Roasted Elk served with Rough Mashed Potatoes and Green Salad

For Elk Marinade
– 1 shallot
– 5 garlic cloves
– 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
– 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
– 1/2 cup water
– 2 heaping tablespoons of blackberry jam (or jam of your choice)
– salt

Place ingredients in food processor and process!

Place room temperature elk roast in crock pot
Sprinkle with salt
Pour marinade over roast
Cook on high for 4-5 hours – baste and flip every hour or so.
Note:  I prefer my roasts a little more on the well done side.  That way I can always add a little au jus for  flavor and moisture.  I also find that with elk roasts there is a tipping point, a time, where the meat goes from tough and chewy to tender (and maybe a little drier). So cook to your liking and remember that this perfect time may take a few trials to figure out.

Serve with sides of your choice!

Stay tuned for recipes #2 and #3!

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One Response to Elk Roast 3 Ways! Post #1

  1. Stacie says:

    Thank you Katie. It’s Father’s day, 2012, and I decided to do one of the elk round roasts in the crock pot. So funny ~ I had shallots and garlic in my kitchen, so that is what I entered (elk roast with shallots and garlic) and I found you and your great site and recipes! Then I realized I had the rest of the ingredients so I’m making your dish. Thank you and I’ll be back. I’ve been married to a hunter for 30 years and have many of my own as well. We are lucky women who have men who really understand what sustainable is today. Stacie in the Pacific NW.

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