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Bear Stuffing

Stuffing should not be limited to Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. It is not an ideal spring or summer dish, but it tastes just as good on a cold January evening as it does at Thanksgiving dinner.

This recipe (adapted from this one at allrecipes) is full of bread, meat, veggies, and fruit so it is a meal unto itself! It will leave you full and satisfied.

Bear Sausage Stuffing | wild game recipes | Wild Food Blog

As I’ve mentioned in my previous bear posts, we start with our breakfast spiced bear sausage and spice it up accordingly. For this recipe, I marinated for about 30 hours one pound of ground bear sausage with fennel, sage, thyme, rosemary, and a Chardonnay.

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Making Deer Jerky

We ground up most of our deer meat this year and have turned much of it into jerky. It’s a great and healthy snack food, and we love taking it on our road trips…Jethro (our dog) likes it, too, as he inevitably gets a few pieces (especially when we forget to pack dog food…)!

Deer Jerky

We used to make deer jerky in a dehydrator, but we found that it would dry the meat out too much, so Roy switched to making it in the oven.

The first step is to grind some deer meat.

So far we’ve only used seasoning kits…they are so easy to use, and most of them taste great. (We’re still experimenting with our recipes, so hopefully we’ll be able to post a successful one soon!) So add the seasoning to the ground meat.  Our favorite has been the Hi Mountain Cracked Pepper and Garlic seasoning. Follow meat to spice ratio on seasoning packet. Don’t skimp on the seasonings even a little bit!

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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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