From Wilderness to Table: The Best Elk Stew

Elk Stew

Explore the rich, hearty flavors of elk stew with our top 10 recipes. Perfect for chilly evenings, these dishes bring warmth and comfort to your table. From slow-cooked, savory stews that melt in your mouth to quick, easy preparations for busy nights, discover the versatility and health benefits of elk meat. Whether you’re a seasoned game cook or new to elk, our guide offers something for every palate. Dive into these elk stew recipes and enjoy a taste of the wild!


    • 2 pounds elk stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 carrots, chopped
    • 4 celery stalks, chopped
    • 4 cups beef broth
    • 1 (14.5-ounce) can of diced tomatoes, undrained
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary


  1. In a large bowl, toss the elk stew meat with the flour, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add the elk stew meat and cook in batches, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides.
  3. Remove the elk stew meat from the pot and set aside. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery to the pot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the beef broth, diced tomatoes, thyme, and rosemary. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, or until the elk stew meat is tender.
  5. Serve hot with crusty bread.
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