Elk Cuts

Elk Cuts

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Elk is a delicious lean meat that does not like being overcooked. It is best cooked no higher than 130-140°F - Medium. It also prefers a lower heat than beef. It tends to become dry if you overcook it because it is such a lean and healthy meat. It is similar in taste to beef but has a bit more natural flavour.

Note: Before cooking your meal, allow the meat to warm to room temperature. Cooking cold meat results in a tougher less enjoyable finished product.

Before serving your Elk allow it to sit for 5 minutes. This gives the juices time to redistribute through the meat to ensure a delicious, juicy piece of meat. If you serve too soon, your end product will be brown, dry and unappealing.

There are many ways to cook Elk. Below is a list of styles and techniques!

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We don't want to cook your Elk at a high temperature (except the most tender pieces). You can marinate or pound tougher cuts with a meat mallet before you grill. Make sure to preheat your grill, BBQ, pan or oven before you cook your meal!

Common Cuts: Tenderloin, loin, top round. Other cuts can be used but marinate or pound them first.

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Ground Elk

Elk makes a delicious burger and can be used as a substitute for beef in nearly any recipe that calls for the burger. Make sure to add enough oil to cook it! This meat is very lean and healthy.

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Fast Fry

Elk backstrap and tenderloin is a fantastic tasting and tender steak that should be cooked fast with dry high heat. A skillet or grill are two of our favourite kitchen tools to use.

Common Cuts: Loin (backstrap) & tenderloin, rump, top round

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Stew & Soups

There are so many delightful stews for Elk. For example, the shank may be one tough cut of meat, but if prepared properly, it will transform into a mouth-watering, deliciously tender meal.

Common Cuts: Chuck, flank, shank, shoulder, foreleg, round

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If you cook for someone who prefers meat well done, marinating will help keep the meat tender—adding butter while cooking can also tender the Elk you are cooking.

Common Cuts: Shoulder, bottom round, ribs, foreleg, breast, shank, rump

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Elk roasts are delicious and can be baked in the oven or done in a slow cooker. Season your roast and brown over high/medium heat. Don't be scared of trying new recipes like this tested and true delicious Elk shank recipe!

Common Cuts: Rib, round, rump, shoulder, shank

Elk Cooking Temperatures

55°C/130°F Rare
57°C/135°F Medium Rare
60°C/140°F Medium
66°C/150°F Medium Well
71°C/160°F Well Done

Featured Elk Recipe

Slow Cooker Korean Venison

Slow Cooker Korean Venison


  • 3 pounds elk meat
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepperh
  • 2 tbsp corn starch slurry


  • Cut elk meat into 1 inch cubes.
  • Combine all ingredients except for corn starch slurry in slow cooker.
  • Cook for 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours on low temperature or 3 1/2 hours on high temperature.
  • Add corn starch slurry, raise temperature to high and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped green onion and sesame seeds.