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Elk Tacos (or beef or bison)

Elk meat is a really healthy and lean red meat option, I use it a lot because I can get it easily and it has so much flavor. Supposedly its very nutrient dense while being low in fat. That being said, it can be a little dry depending on how you prepare it, for taco meat I like to add a slice of bacon and/or a tbsp of butter to increase the fat content so its not too dry. Another option to tenderize the meat is add 1/2 can of beer when the ground elk is about 1/2 way cooked, it will add great flavor (use something light like a pilsner) but make sure to cook all of the alcohol off completely. This recipe is perfect with just a little pat of butter to finish it off.

What you need:

1 lb of ground elk, beef, or bison 1 tbsp cumin

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder

1 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 small onion diced

In a sauté pan, add 1 tbsp olive oil, onions, and all of the spices. Cook over medium heat until the onions have softened. Now add your garlic and your meat and cook through, crumbling the ground elk as it cooks. If you want to add a slice of bacon to the dish, chop it up into tiny pieces and add along with the raw ground elk. It will add a nice smokiness and flavorful fat to the dish. Serve with taco shells, cheese, shredded lettuce, and salsa. So good!

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