Crockpot Elk Stew – A Ranch Mom

Elk slow cooker recipes

This hearty slow-cooker elk stew is the perfect hot meal for fall. This stew is full of healthy vegetables and lean elk meat, simmered in broth and herbs to create rich, complete flavors. This elk stew recipe is very versatile: I like how I can change vegetables and herbs to use whatever I have on hand.

elk stew in crockpot with rosemary sprig on top

Ingredients for Crockpot Elk Stew

The ingredients are fairly simple pantry items, although the list is long.

  • Elk fillet
  • Red potatoes (or russet
  • )

  • onion
  • garlic
  • jalapeno pepper (opt)
  • green beans
  • tomatoes

  • cut into cubes
  • carrots
  • beef broth
  • bay leaves rosemary
  • oregano
  • basil
  • thyme

  • salt
  • pepper How to

prepare the stew

Start with two pounds of diced elk meat. You can cut a roast or steaks into cubes, or if you have it, simply use elk stew meat. I usually only cube a few steaks.

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add a little olive oil. Add the moose stew and brown. You can do it in batches, to evenly brown all the cubes, but to save some time, I often just dump all the meat at once and stir it several times to brown most sides.

stew meat in a pan

When the meat is all browned, put it in the cooking pot. Put the pan back on the burner and add 1 cup of meat broth to the hot pan. Stir and scrape the pieces of golden meat and simmer the broth. Remove from heat and pour the broth into the cooking pot with the meat.

Cut the onion and garlic into cubes, and add to the meat. Add seasonings, herbs, bay leaves, and diced tomatoes. Stir and turn the slow cooker to high. Cook over high heat for 2 hours*.

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*Note: You can add all the ingredients at the beginning and let them cook for the entire cooking time. Cooking the meat first will help soften the hard elk meat without making the vegetables turn into porridge. But you can certainly put it all together, and it will be great.

After the moose stew has been cooked for 2 hours, add the potatoes, carrots, green beans, and jalapeƱo. Pour water and stir together. Cook over high heat for an additional 3 hours.


Can I put everything in the mechanical cooking pot at once?

Yes. You can put all the ingredients at the same time and let them cook together for 5 hours on high heat or 8 hours at low temperature. The vegetables will be softer, but still great!

How long to cook the moose stew in the cooking pot

? I cooked a total of 5 hours over high heat, but you can also cook it over low heat for 7-8 hours. Try not to open the lid more than necessary, as every time you lift the lid of a cooking pot, you can add an additional cooking time of 15-30 minutes.

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How can I get

tender moose meat?

This slow pot elk stew recipe usually produces tender meat! The low and slow cooking time, along with the sour tomato sauce, softens wild game.

How to get rid of gamey flavor?

This recipe includes many onions, garlic and other herbs that really help with the taste of wild game. The strong flavor of the game depends a lot on the type of animal you are using, and also on how you dress the animal. But, using onions and garlic really helps. For my detailed guide to great venison, download a free copy of my Wild Game Printable.

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What to serve with elk stew?

We like to enjoy a large square of homemade cornbread with this stew.

A fresh salad on the side is nice, although I often skip the salad because there are so many vegetables in the stew.

Finish the meal with a soft molasses cookie or a piece of apple pie.

Try Other Elk Recipes:Elk Lasagna Elk LoafVenison Bread Meatballs Deer Sausage

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