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Quick, easy, and delicious. Could easily be renamed "everything in the pantry casserole"! Thanks for another great way to use up the elk. I added the cumin recommended by another reviewer and some chopped jalapenos for extra flavor.

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JDeMarois July 24, 2009

YUM! I too have a ton of elk in my freezer and have been looking for good recipes. This really hit the spot! I added about a tbsp. of cumin but otherwise kept the same. I will definitely make this dish again. Thanks for the keeper!

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KLBoyle August 09, 2008

Yum! Perfect for our ground elk. I used brown rice instead of macaroni since I had some left over from the night before, and I mixed some cream of mushroom in with the rice, along with ortega chilis. So good!!! This will be a recipe I will be making again. Next time I might try it with cubed potatoes...

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cowgirl_cook May 10, 2007

This has turned into one of my favorite recipes. However I do not believe there is any need to rinse the meat after cooking it. Wild game handled properly shouldn't be "gamey".

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Charles M. May 29, 2015

This was fantastic! I made a few slight adjustments. 1. I didn't rinse the meat after cooking-- I thought it unnecessary. 2. I added 1 TBSP cumin, 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, and 1 tsp oregano, and bumped the chili powder up to 1 TBSP. 3. I swapped out the beans for some diced zucchini (just because that's what I had on hand). 4. I skipped putting it in the oven-- unnecessary step-- you can add the meat mixture to the pasta after it's drained and just stir it up and it's ready to go! I can't wait to make this again using elk, boar, or venison. It really is versatile and you could dress it up with any seasoning you want, or swap out veggies. Yum! I will definitely make this again.

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octavia62580 November 25, 2015

This was just okay. I have a similar recipe that I prefer over this one. I used ground beef and added cumin per the recommendations; but kind of wish I did not add the cumin. I'm glad I tried the recipe but I will not be making it again.

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abouks January 20, 2015

No elks around here! I used ground beef for this. It was really yummy! I did add some cumin and adobo. I also put about 1/4 of the cheese in the casserole and sprinkled the rest on top. The whole family enjoyed this. Thanx for sharing!

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*Parsley* September 28, 2005
Ground Elk Casserole