7 steps for delicious bacon wrapped elk
Recipes from Nathan Slovatizki
We worked with renowned chef, Nathan Slovatizki, to create a few wild game recipes for the offseason. Here’s the perfect meal to prepare for a holiday season get together or while watching a football game.
Giant and delicious bacon wrapped elk recipe
For this recipe, I used some of Lorenzo Sartini's meat from the management bull elk he shot with his bow on a hunt with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and their Team Elk TV show last year.
|Bacon wrapped elk ingredients|
|* Makes 12 servings|
|1 package||Thin sliced bacon|
|½ pound||Elk backstrap or round cut into half inch cubes|
|1 8 oz. piece||Pepper jack cheese cut into a half inch cubes or |
any melting cheese i.e. cheddar, smoked gouda, mozzarella.
|1 8 oz. can||Whole water chestnuts cut into quarters|
|1 12 oz. can||Pickled jalapeno rings|
|2 teaspoons||Your favorite seasoning (like Morton Season-All or Lawry's Seasoned Salt)|
|½ teaspoon||Kosher salt|
|Ranch dressing ingredients|
|1 package||Ranch dressing|
|16 oz.||Sour cream|
- Thinner bacon slices are easier to work with.
Allow bacon to sit out at room temperature for about 30 minutes to 1 hour so it's easier to work with. Then lay bacon strips on a cutting board.
Cut elk meat into half inch cubes and cut cheese into half inch cubes.
Place a piece of elk meat, cheese, water chestnut and jalapeno on each strip of bacon.
Begin to roll and rotate every couple of inches so that the filling is well wrapped with bacon.
If needed add another half slice of bacon to cover up holes.
Place in fridge for one to two hours to allow the bacon a chance to firm up and the filling a chance to cool down before frying. You want everything nice and cold. The bacon will hold together better when cold and the cheese will melt at a slower rate.
While bacon is in the fridge, make your ranch dip with the instructions on the bag.
Fry the bacon wrapped elk in a preheated 350 degree fryer for two to three minutes until lightly golden brown.
Place in oven at 375 degrees right after frying and bake for three to five minutes.
Place a pick into the center of the bacon wrapped elk and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before serving with the ranch dressing. Enjoy!
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Also stay tuned for more wild game recipes that will be released the first couple weeks of December.