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Juniper Berry Elk Stew

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Still no elk (yet!).

But Roy did get an antelope! He got the doe Monday, and Tuesday was in the 70s, so it was a terrible day for it to hang. We managed to keep it cool, but we couldn’t let it hang another day as Wednesday was forecasted to be quite warm, too. So Roy butchered the antelope Tuesday evening, and we packaged all of the meat yesterday. The freezer is filling up!

Juniper Berry Venison Stew | Wild Food blog | wild game recipes

The sunset outside of White Sulphur Springs, Montana was gorgeous the evening Roy snuck up on an antelope.

Switching gears a bit… This fall, we started a new budget. We have just a bit of school loan debt left, and we really want to be done with it! Roy and I are listeners of Dave Ramsey and we are motivated to be debt free. Why am I writing this on my food blog?!?

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Prairie Cheese Steak Sandwich (Antelope Steak)

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Rainy, chilly days call for comfort food. It is technically spring (although it hasn’t really felt like it), so we weren’t feeling like a hearty stew. But a warm, toasted, cheesy, meat-and-veggie-filled sandwich? Yes, please!

Roy and I had a discussion about the title. I wanted to do a name-take on the classic Philly Cheese Steak sandwich.  Originally I had Montana Cheese Steak Sandwich…but that didn’t have a nice ring to it. I kept throwing out different possibilities, but then Roy suggested since antelope are more prairie like creatures, why not Prairie Cheese Steak Sandwich. And so it is!

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Elk Tex-Mex Casserole

I’m from South Dakota where we would have a casserole (Or do you call it a hot dish??? There must be a map of the preferred term…) at least once a week. Growing up, our style was basically combine whatever you have left in the fridge that needs to be eaten, some type of rice/pasta, ground beef (usually), mix in some spices, throw some cheese on top, and bake it for a bit. Voila! Lunch/dinner/supper (whatever you call it…probably a map out there somewhere of this, too) was served!

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Shredded Elk Tacos

Elk roast may be my new favorite meat. I don’t think you can mess it up. You especially can’t go wrong if you take some leftover elk roast and make (these) shredded elk tacos! ;)

Shredded Elk Tacos

I made a large elk roast, shredded all of it, and used part of it for an elk mole and the rest of it for these tacos.

Shredded Elk Tacos

We were boring/lazy and continued to use the taco meat for tacos, but if you want more variety, the leftover meat could be used for enchiladas,or maybe make some rice and beans and have burritos.

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Elk Mole

Bright colored peppers, tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and many other ingredients make up this mole sauce. Unfortunately, the final photo does not indicate all of the brightness and vibrancy that goes into the sauce!

Elk Mole

This was Roy’s first elk. He has been working incredibly hard at hunting elk since we moved to Montana. When he got a cow elk just a couple of weeks ago, we were both pretty dang happy! A common saying in our house has been the random, “Can you believe you/I got an elk?!?!”

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