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Posted in: Speciality Meats
Prep Time:
10
Serves:
4
Grill time:
10

Maple Bacon Wrapped Elk Steaks

Finished with Maple Butter

Posted on May 13, 2014
Maple Bacon Wrapped Elk Steaks
Serves 4
Prep Time: 10
Grill time: 10

Ingredients:

    • 8 elk medallions approx. 2 oz. each
    • 8 slices of thick cut maple bacon
    • 2 tbsp. of maple syrup
    • 2 tbsp. butter
    • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
    • veggies and potatoes for serving
Maple Bacon Wrapped Elk Steaks Finished With Maple Butter, don't you just love how that rolls off your tongue? Actually you stick it on a fork and cram it in your mouth and roll it around your tongue. I digress. Elk is a fantastic red game meat. It's very lean, cooks up like a good steak and man is it ever delicious! Wrap these puppies in some thick maple bacon and finish them at medium rare with some maple butter and you have a delicious meal for the eating.
grill for 3 minutes per side and finish with maple butter
grill for 3 minutes per side and finish with maple butter
grill for 3 minutes per side and finish with maple butter
serve with potatoes and veggies
grill for 3 minutes per side and finish with maple butter
it disappears quickly

Maple Bacon Wrapped Elk Steaks

Serves: 4       Total Time: 20

Ingredients

  • 8 elk medallions approx. 2 oz. each
  • 8 slices of thick cut maple bacon
  • 2 tbsp. of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • veggies and potatoes for serving

Directions

Step 1
Make the compound maple butter by putting the maple syrup, butter and thyme in a dish or ziploc bag and squishing it until well combined. Form into a useable shape, like a log or ball, and refrigerate until it’s solid again.
Step 2
Preheat your grill to 400 to 450°F.
Step 3
Wrap your elk medallions with one slice of bacon each along the edge. You may have to fasten it with a toothpick.
Step 4
Grill your elk over direct, high heat for about 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until the touch test says that it’s medium rare. When the steaks are nearly there, finish them with about 1 tsp. of maple butter each.
Step 5
Serve with your favorite veggies and potatoes for a fantastic meal.
Sure this recipe sounds super easy, and actually it was pretty quick to come together. But you and your eating companions will find yourselves wondering where the candlelight, white table cloths and tux-wearing-waiters are! This was stunning and delicious. Also, if there’s leftover maple butter, use it for baked sweet potatoes. Super yum.

Happy Grilling!


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