Ground Elk Casserole

Ground Elk Casserole created by Parsley

With the Corn, Black Beans and Cheddar Cheese, this resembles Tex-Mex, Add jalapenos or green chiles if you like, very versatile. We have lots of elk in our freezer and I'm trying to come up with recipes to use it up. I hope you like it!

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  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a Large dutch oven Brown Elk, onion, garlic and green pepper in your skillet with 1 tablespoons Olive Oil until fully cooked. Drain the meat mixture and rinse with hot water, this helps remove any "game" taste your meat may have.
  • Return to your pot and season with salt and pepper. Add in the tomatoes, corn, beans, cooked pasta, and chili powder. Mix well.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes until cheese is melted and it's hot through.
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"With the Corn, Black Beans and Cheddar Cheese, this resembles Tex-Mex, Add jalapenos or green chiles if you like, very versatile. We have lots of elk in our freezer and I'm trying to come up with recipes to use it up. I hope you like it!"

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  1. Lee G.
    Do you drain the tomatoes
  2. Sandy W.
    If I wanted to make this a freezer meal, would you suggest making per the instructions and then freezing? Or would you not recommend freezing at all? Thanks! :)
  3. Charles M.
    This is a great recipe for venison. And I just "sort" of follow it and add more onion and green pepper than it calls for. It leaves a lot of room for improvisation. I disagree with the "rinsing in water" part. If game is handled correctly after the shot it shouldn't be gamey.
  4. octavia62580
    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.
  5. Charles M.
    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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