Basic Wild Game Meatballs

This recipe offers a versatile meatball that works well into Italian-inspired tomato based sauces, or for the cream-based sauce that ensconces the classic Swedish meatball. Since you’re working with leaner game meat, you will want to balance your ratio of ground meat with an equal amount of ground pork so that your meatball will stand up. The foundation of the recipe here originally relied on ground moose meat, however you can substitute venison, elk, caribou, antelope or even ground wild turkey meat.


Chipolte BBQ Squirrel Dip

Ingredients: For Braising 4 squirrels, cleaned and pieced Salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Olive oil 2 Onions, chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed 24 ozs. broth (vegetable or chicken)   For Dip 2-3 cups braised squirrel, bones removed 2 (8…

Tomato-and-Brown-Sugar-Braised Shoulder

For hunters who value the connection between their white-tailed deer harvest and preparing a quality venison dinner, Outdoor News has partnered with chef Jon Wipfli to feature an excerpt from his new cookbook Venison: The Slay to Gourmet Field to Kitchen Cookbook. Follow Wipfli’s recipe for Tomato and Brown Sugar Braised Shoulder with White Cheddar and Jalapeno Grits utilizing your venison.

Ruffed Grouse Club Sandwich

Affectionately known as "Grandma’s Grouse Club Sandwich" By Shawn West When it comes to wild game, very little beats ruffed grouse in my eyes. I will not dispute the disciples of venison tenderloin, or walleye cheeks, or a fine roast…

North of 64 Deer Camp Chili

  There is a certain camaraderie that accompanies fall hunting season, when friends and relatives join together at “deer camp” for a hearty meal. In the spirit of the traditions that accompany a successful hunt, this recipe submitted by Paul…

Caribbean Jerk Jerky

Eileen Clarke shares a recipe using ground meat as the base for making homemade jerky. The special recipe for a Caribbean-inspired jerk seasoning is included, but the foundation of this recipe can be adapted to your personal taste using a variety of different spice bases such as Buffalo Wing or Italian.

Wild Game Bird Roll Ups

With the pop of cheese and savory sausage, this recipe submitted by: Tamara Graham of Warren, PA elevates your wild game breasts to a new level. This recipe is crafted using pheasant, but turkey or even chicken would work interchangeably.…

Pheasant Rellenos

By Chris Jodlowski of Harvesting Nature  From the Chef: There’s a strong temptation to breast out upland birds in the interest of conserving the time and tedium involved in plucking. For my money, the time is well worth it for…

Hefe Braised Rabbit Carnitas

  From Chef Ara Zada: Archery hunting can be tough and it’s important to constantly practice. I find that no matter how much you shoot targets you never get the same pressure as when you’re locked into an animal. You get…


    Submitted by: Alice Blain of Mecosta, MI FRESH SALMON CAKES 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup minced onion 2 Tbsp minced red bell pepper 2 Tbsp minced celery ¼ tsp salt 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 1/4 lbs fresh wild…

Pecan Crusted Wild Game Filet Mignon

  An original recipe  © by Tim Kraskey, of Maple Grove, Minnesota Pecan Crusted (Wild Game) Filet Mignon 1/2 Cup pecans, toasted 1/2 Cup flour 2-3 Tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped 4-6 cloves garlic, minced 1 whole…

Smoked Steelhead - Lime Chipotle Style

  Taste of the Wild Contest Entry by Kory Slye of Russell, PA Smoked Steelhead - Lime Chipotle Style Ingredients: • Steelhead Fillet – Skin on • 2 Cups Brown Sugar • ½ Cup Kosher Salt • 1 TBS Firing…

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