Elk Tamales

li> 1 small can tomato paste

  • 1 1/5 cups water
  • Salt/Pepper
  • In a pan brown meat. Add onion, garlic and cook until tender. Add remaining ingredients for meat mixture and mix well. Bring to a boil and simmer until all the water has evaporated. Remove large chili pieces (from the dried chilis).

    Take softened corn husk and spread inside with masa. Spoon 2 tbsp's of meat mixture into masa and wrap corn husk around mixture. Place seam side down in a steamer basket and repeat until basket is full.
    Place basket over boiing water and steam tamales 1-1 1/2 hours or until masa is cooked through.

    Serve with salsa and sour cream.

    Venison Sicilian

    • 1 1/2 lbs. venison steak
    • flour sprinkled with salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 2 Tbsp frying oil
    • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
    • 1/2 lb. mushroom pieces
    • 1 cup tomato puree
    • 1 cup hot water

    Cut the venison into serving size chunks.  Toss in the flour and seasoning mixture until coated well.
    Pound with mallet or small cast iron pan until venison is tenderized and thin.
    Heat oil in large heavy skillet over medium high heat; add venison pieces a few at a time and very quickly brown first one side, then flip and brown the other, then remove and lay in a large casserole dish.  Repeat until all venison is browned.
    Put onion in same skillet and quickly fry until translucent, then add to casserole.
    In separate bowl combine the remaining ingredients, then pour into casserole.
    Cover casserole and bake in 300 degree oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until venison is tender.
    Serve over extra-wide egg noodles.

    Wild Game Dinner

    This may not be the proper place to post this, but I’ll submit it anyway. One winter, we lived mostly off a road-killed moose, and desperate for yet another way to cook it, I came up with this recipe. It works with any type of game, as well as with tough cuts of beef. My neighbor even used it for ribs! This will feed 6 – 8.

    • 2 lbs boneless meat, cut in serving size pieces
    • 1 can condensed tomato soup
    • 1/2 soup can water
    • 3 Tbs brown sugar
    • 1 cup salsa -as hot or mild as you like

    Put the meat in a casserole. Mix the remaining ingredients together and pour over the meat. Cook at 325 for 2 1/2 hours, or till meat is tender. No other seasoning is required. It can also be placed in a crockpot and cooked for 8 – 9 hours on low.

    be well,

    Carol