Elk and Potatoes with Brown Gravy and Beaten Butter Biscuits
Have I told you before Grant is a crazed bow hunter? Well, he is.
Elk and Potatoes with Brown Onion Gravy & Beaten Butter Biscuits
- 1 lb elk or venison steak cubed
- 3-4 cups cubed cooked potatoes any type
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- herbs optional- oregano basil, parsley
- 1/4 pound (1 sticunsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion about 2 small onions
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups beef stock heated
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream optional
For the Meat/Potato Layer:
In about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, saute the onions in a saucepan until tender. Remove. Turn the heat to medium high, and sear the cubed meat. Make sure to not over cook. Cook just until the outsides are brown. Turn off heat.
Transfer meat, cooked onions and garlic and any desired herbs fresh or dried into a casserole dish. Set aside.
For the Gravy:
In a large (10 to 12-incsaute pan, cook the butter and onions over medium-low heat for 12 to 15 minutes, until the onions are lightly browned. Make sure the onions are well cooked, this brings out great flavor in the gravy.
Sprinkle the flour into the pan, whisk in, then add the salt and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the hot beef stock mixture and cooking wine or Worcestershire, and cook uncovered for 4 to 5 minutes until thickened. Add the cream, if desired. Season, to taste.
-Place meat mixture in greased casserole dish.
-Top with gravy.
-Place biscuits on top
-Don’t let the length of this recipe scare you. Start to finish (prep), I can make this dish in about 30-40 mins. Then pop in the oven and bake. Best to make when you have leftover baked potatoes.
-I usually make gravy without a recipe, but knew you would seriously consider opting out of our cyber/blogger friendship if I didn’t give specifics. Ina’s is a good basic gravy to make and use in this recipe.
15 thoughts on “Elk and Potatoes with Brown Gravy and Beaten Butter Biscuits”
Si, this is fascinating. You're not only a hunting widow but a get-ready-to-hunt widow. What a great motivator to get in shape. I think they definitely earn their hunting privileges. We should try bow hunting purses or shoes!
Oh.. Grant and Brett rock. The only thing better than 900 lbs of elk meat in your freezer is a full-size stuffed mountain goat mounted on a giant stand in your corner office. Been there, seen that.
Sounds amazing we will no doubt be using this with our venison after the hunt thanks!
I loved your post – I can just imagine your mountain-men out there, bringing home their "trophies" for you. I have always enjoyed any game that I have tried, but have never tried elk – I'm pretty sure we don't have any here, but we do have venison here, and the way you have served this sounds wonderful.
My father is a hunter. I grew up eating all of the game you mentioned…plus grouse, sage hen, rabbit, dove, pheasant, etc. I must say I do not miss it. My husband is a golfer. But it's terrific when you can offer a recipe that makes the most of the wild game.
Good luck with eating all of that elk.
This is your funniest post to date. Hilarious! I am amazed! My sister is married to a hunter. I will have to tell her about this recipe. You can keep your elk though 🙂
My hubby could be your hubby's & his brother's long-lost triplet. No kidding. He dreams hunting year-round. First of the year, the planning starts. Long phone conversations about hunting. Elk/moose/antelope/deer heads on my wall. The whole nine yards.
Thanks for posting your recipe! I'm going to try it, and probably soon. Elk hunt is coming up.
Ha, this is good to know. One of my husbands patients gave us elk steaks and they've been sitting in our freezer for months cause I don't know what to do with them. Thanks for the info.
The recipe is yammy… I'm at work right now and my eyes melt for food. Although seams that you had a great time in the woods, I'm not so into hunting. But seams that you had a great time.
Showed my hubby your post, and lo and behold, he sits next to Brett on our stake High Council! (Small world!) He doesn't doubt you have 900lbs. of elk. 🙂
Lovely post!! and lovely recipe! gloria
Hilarious. My husband is a hard core elk hunter (though they do rifles, later in the season) and every October he goes from VA to CO for the hunt with his dad and brothers. Which means in July he starts upping his training routine and calling his brother every night, discussing guns, exercise, and topo maps. It's like reading my own alternate reality. Luckily since he has to fly across country we don't end up with much of the meat, but I guess I could handle a few pounds now that there is actually a recipe out there for it. Usually I just put it in chili or something that will cover the taste. I love the variety on your blog.
My husband is an avid bow hunter as well.
Every year he has caught an Elk (since we have been married) so our deep freezer is always full. We love to make Elk Steak Fajitas. mmmmmmmmm.I am not too big on the roast so now we get mostly steaks and ground elk.
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