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Elk Steak Marinade Recipe
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Elk Steak Marinade

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"Marinade for elk steak."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. Whisk canola oil, onion, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, garlic powder, and pepper in a bowl until marinade is well mixed. Place elk steak in a large resealable plastic bag and pour marinade over meat. Coat meat with marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate. Drain elk steak and discard marinade.
  3. Cook steaks on the preheated grill until they are beginning to firm and are hot and slightly pink in the center, 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).
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Nov 16, 2013

this waz really good but marinade yer meat 24 hours to 2 days..best used on grill...really good!! susanlynne

Sep 07, 2014

Incredible! Marinated for 24 hours and it grilled perfect following the directions/temps. Elk usually sticks to the grill but this marinade made it flip easily. Will use this recipe every time on elk steaks!


10 Ratings

Apr 03, 2014

I loved it and only marinaded the elk for 2 hours. Very tasty.

May 26, 2014

Excellent marinade. I had to quadruple this, however, as it makes a tiny amount. I couldn't figure out if it was supposed to absorb completely, but that's not how I'm used to marinating meat so I made more. Hubs asked me to add liquid smoke, so I did, and I added minced garlic as well. Didn't have elk, just used hubs' family farmed beef steaks. Everyone loved it. Thanks for the recipe.

Jun 13, 2015

I made slight changes based on my hubby's dislike of onions, and he said it was the best elk he'd ever eaten. I swapped minced garlic for the minced onion, but to still get a little of the onion flavor, swapped onion powder for the garlic powder. Used garlic pepper blend in placed of the black pepper. The first time I made this, it was just enough for 5 palm-sized pieces of backstrap - perfect. I doubled it the next time for 1.5 lbs of leg steaks - enough steak to comfortably fill a quart-zize zip bag, and I found that I probably didn't need to do so. I don't think you need to increase the marinade if you're using a baggie, but definitely would if marinating in a bowl or similar container.

Dec 07, 2014

Made this for dh last night, he loved it! also the elk which was a medallion so not too much. It marinated for only about 45 minutes then I fried it in a cast iron hot frying pan....2 mins on one side and about 3 on other..perfectly pink inside and really tender! his first time eating elk, but not the last! (I'm a vegetarian :-)

Jun 30, 2014

Fantastic. I am going to use this for all types of steak in the future. But really good with Elk.

Jun 18, 2014

First time I've made elk! Thanks Brother Don! I quadrupled the recipe to cover 3 large steaks with enough marinade. Put all in a ziploc, and let marinate for 2 1/2 days. Turned a few times. REEEEEALLY delicious. Nicely Flavored what I think is pretty bland meat (no fat). Highly recommend. :)


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  • Calories
  • 259 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.6 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 32.5 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 332 mg
  • 13%

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

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