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)
- 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
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!