How to Cook Elk Meat

Looking for information on how to cook elk meat? Your favorite marinade can easily be used on one of our delicious elk steaks, and most of your favorite recipes can be adapted to elk meat. Elk is similar to beef and is cooked in much the same way. Just follow the simple guidelines below, and you can enjoy the delicious flavors and health benefits of grass-fed elk anytime.




Elk has a deliciously clean flavor that isn’t gamey. When cooking elk, preventing moisture loss is key to keeping the meat tender and preserving its delicate flavor. For best results, don’t exceed an internal temperature of 140 degrees. If you’re comfortable with slightly pinker meat, 130 degrees is even better.



For those that prefer their meat well done, try using a cooking technique like braising, where the meat is cooked at a low temperature for a long period of time. Braising or using a slow cooker will yield tender, juicy results.

For some inspiration on how to cook elk meat, check out our RECIPE PAGE.


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