Mom's Shredded Elk Sandwiches Recipe -
Mom's Shredded Elk Sandwiches Recipe
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Mom's Shredded Elk Sandwiches

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"Reminiscent of sloppy joes, this recipe can be used with elk or venison - it takes away that gamey taste!"

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Original recipe makes 10 sandwiches Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 20 mins


  1. Whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard powder, lemon juice, liquid smoke, onion powder, garlic powder, celery salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Place the elk roast into a large slow cooker, and pour the sauce overtop.
  2. Cover, and cook on High until the meat shreds easily with a fork, about 5 hours. Shred, and serve on the hamburger buns.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 23, 2009

This was really good, very easy, LOTS of flavor. I added 3 more tbsp of brown sugar (personal pref.) and it needed a tbsp of apple cider vinegar (made a big difference!) My small 2 lb elk roast took about 7 hours on high in order to shred and I had to add about a 1/2 c. water at the end to keep it moist. Be careful with the hot sauce!! The flavors really condense and a few drops made it pretty spicey. I served it on deli rolls, toasted with mayo & parmesean, a slice of provalone and some homemade cole slaw on top....Hubby LOVED it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 13, 2012

Kids liked it but not me or the hubby. Thanks anyways...


31 Ratings

Sep 15, 2010

This sauce is amazing!!! I will use this recipe for ANY type of meat....would be delicious for barbequed beef or pulled pork as well. It really was perfect for elk, one would think they were eating beef! I followed the advice of "FAT~DOG~LANE" and added a tbsp. of vinegar. It did add some even better flavor....if that's possible! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous recipe! It's a keeper!

Jul 30, 2010

This was probably the best Elk I've ever cooked! It was so moist and just melted in my mouth! YUM! I might go as far as saying it was the best thing I've ever cooked!

Feb 20, 2009

yummy yummy! what a good idea to do with elk! didnt have a gammy livery taste to it...nothing! it was so good!

Dec 21, 2010

Delicious! We used sour french rolls, buttered/garlic toasted under broiler. Yummy!

Dec 07, 2010

Used venison and made the recipe exactly. This was so good! We will make it again!

Nov 19, 2010

everyone loved it


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  • Calories
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Sodium
  • 1027 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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