Delicious Moose Roast

How to cook a delicious moose roast. If you have never cooked moose before don't be intimidated, it's really quite easy.

God was gracious to us this year and we harvested a moose. It was a young looking bull with 3 points on each antler and weighed in at the butcher at 474 pounds (215.45kg). Because he was killed during an archery season there was no wasted meat as there often is when animals are shot with rifles.

A note on cooking moose. Moose is very lean about only 7% fat compared to beef which is 45% or so. You want to be carefull not to overcook it otherwise you'll dry it out. Slow cookery is a good way to cook moose meat. That way you are using moisture to keep the meat succulent.

Anyway, for our first dish from this beast I wanted to make a delicious moose roast for my wife. She was away for the weekend and I wanted a nice dinner to serve her when she got home.

This is what I did:

I took a 3 1/2 pound (1.6kg) moose round roast out of the freezer the day before and let thaw in the refrigerator.

I planned on being during the day so I decided to cook the roast in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • Moose round roast
  • Dijon mustard 1/3 cup
  • Beef broth 1 cup
  • Red Wine 1/3 cup
  • Garlic cloves 3 (crushed)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hunter Blend Spice
  • 1/2 large white onion (chopped)
  • 6 large white mushrooms (sliced)
  • Few drops of liquid smoke

Directions

Spread the Dijon mustard over the roast to make a nice even coating, then add your chopped onion and sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle them over the roast letting them fall into the bottom of the cooker.

Crush garlic over the roast.

Then I added the liquid smoke, broth and red wine by pouring it into the pot. Not onto the roast, because I didn't want to wash the mustard off.

I sprinkled the roast with about 2-3 tablespoons of the hunters blend spice mix and ground some salt and pepper on top of all that.

The plan was to cook the roast for about 8 hours on the low setting on the crock pot.

I put the lid on, turned it on and left. That's one of the great conveniences of using a crock pot or slow cooker. You can set it up and while you are awy doing whatever, your meal cooks for you.

When I returned about 4 hours later I added carrots, potatoes and yams along side the roast and continued the cooking process.

When the wife arrived home the house was filled with the aroma of a delicious moose roast.

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by Mark Allardyce

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