Recipes on the Road: Orange Elk Stew For Two

Here is a recipe for elk stew that I made in my mini slow cooker — the perfect size to cook with in an RV to make a simple and delicious meal** for two:


  • 1 lb. elk steak or any type of stew meat (cubed)
  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Your choice of seasonings (I used a dash of salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, and a tiny bit of onion and garlic powder — not too much — if you’re in an RV, you’re in close quarters)
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • red wine
  • 6 chopped baby carrots
  • 1 chopped stick of celery
  • 1 diced small potato
  • 1 orange

To prepare:

Lightly season and flour the cubed elk. Brown the meat on med-high heat in olive oil and add to the crock pot. Deglaze pan with a little red wine, add some more thyme and a few tablespoons of chopped tomatoes (crushed or diced variety if they come from a can) as you stir and simmer for a about three minutes. Add the vegetables and the tomato sauce to the crock pot and squeeze a large wedge of orange over the top, add a few thin slices of orange with the rind still attached. Do not overfill the crock, leave a little room for it to simmer without boiling over. Cover and let it do it’s thing for about 3-4 hours.

Fantastic on its own or over rice or peppardelle pasta!

**Special thanks to the Bobbitt family for sending us some amazing meat!


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