Our Grilled Red Wine and Garlic Elk Steak Recipe is a flavorful marinade for elk, venison, and even beef steaks! If you’re a hunter or know a hunter who’s generous enough to share their bounty with you then you simply must know the trick to making an amazing elk steak–is in the elk steak marinade! Wild game like Elk and Deer have a natural “gamey” flavor which is a mild sour taste that shows up towards the end of each bite. Some people love it and others would rather tone it down a bit. Our elk marinade helps to tone it down. So, if you like show stopping elk recipes then today’s recipe is the one for you!
Elk Marinade reduces gamey-flavor
Our Grilled Red Wine Elk and Garlic Steak Recipe works magic on that gamey flavor! You’ll be thrilled with every bite of the most tender and flavorful elk steaks you’ve EVER had!
The red wine in the marinade combined with all the other ingredients, help to tenderize and enrich the natural flavors of the elk. It’s ever so lovely.
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The creation of this Elk Steak Recipe
I’m one of those lucky people who have friends that share their hunting treasures with me. I was recently looking through the freezer and remembered about the elk steaks that my neighbors had given to me last fall.
So, I decided to pull them out and that’s how our Grilled Red Wine Elk and Garlic Steak Recipe was created!
I’ll forever be grateful how quickly a recipe just seems to “flow to me” as I’m creating in the kitchen, that starts with a spark of inspiration!
Marinade for many cuts of elk and venison meat
- Elk Steaks
- Elk Backstrap
- Elk Tenderloin
- Elk Chops/Medallions
Tips for cooking elk and venison
- DO NOT over cook your elk or venison steaks once they reach 130 degrees F; remove from heat immediately
- Allow elk or venison steak to rest for 3-5 minutes under a foil tent
- With this hold over cooking will take place so the temperature will increase; it’s best enjoyed at 135-140 F
- Elk steaks are very lean and will dry out extremely quick so don’t leave them unattended during the grilling
Tips for grilling wild game
- Take meat our of fridge to bring it to room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
- Clean the BBQ grill grate with a metal scraper,
- To reduce sticking spray generously with cooking spray before igniting grill so it does not flame up.
- Preheat your grill on high, scrape again if needed to remove any really tough to remove areas.
- Create heat zones for two stage cooking;
- Stage One: heat one side of grill to high heat; sear the meat on each side for 2 minutes, rotating to get cross-hatching marks.
- Stage Two: heat second side of grill to low or off; place the seared meat here until reaches desired temperature.
- Invest in a high quality probe thermometer.
- To get the best reading; probe the meat on the side inserting the probe into the center of the cut of meat.
- Once meat reaches 5 degrees below desired temperature move to a resting plate and tent with foil to keep warm without sweating.
- Rest meat for 5 minutes to slow the juices.
- Serve and Enjoy!
- 1.5 pounds elk steaks, approx 4
- 1/2 cup dry red wine, I used Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic clove, chopped
- 1/2 cup red onion, rough chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a gallon size zip top baggie.
- Knead to incorporate marinade, place in fridge for 8-12 hours allowing to marinate; kneading marinade into elk meat twice.
- To grill: preheat grill to high heat, place steaks on hot grill and cook 2-3 minutes per side or until reaches 130-135 degrees F. Do not overcook!
- Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately and Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 678mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 52g
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Today’s Grilled Red Wine Elk and Garlic Steak Recipe is a mouth-watering recipe for elk and venison steaks!
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