When relatives give you moose meat….

Before the move, thoughtful relatives bestowed upon us a pound of moose meat. “Put it in a stew,” they said. But once I thawed it, it resembled ground hamburger so I scanned on-line to see how to cook it. Everyone had a different recipe for moose burgers….so this is what I came up with: mooseloaf.
Since the ingredients were similar to the ones for meatloaf, I decided to try to make it in a similar manner. After all, who am I to waste moose?

What to use:

1 lb moose
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/4 cup of mustard
1/4 cup of barbecue sauce
pinch salt
pinch pepper
1 beaten egg
1/2 c up bread crumbs
4 oz. sharp smoked cheddar, shredded

How to cook it:

1. Mix all ingredients together.
2. Place in bread pans.
3. Cook at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour, depending on oven until meat registers 160 degrees.

End Result:
A bit dry; I might have cooked it a little too long. But I think it was because it had less fat than a normal meatloaf.  Otherwise, they tasted pretty much the same. Would use moose again.

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2 responses to “When relatives give you moose meat….

  1. We have moose quite a lot – I treat it the same as I would beef. It’s a nice lean meat, as you said.

  2. Heidi—moose were my favorite creature when I lived in Alaska. So lovely. And they make a great mooseloaf. Next time, moose burgers! 🙂

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