Smoked Elk Roast Recipe
How to Smoke an Elk Roast
Like most wild game, elk is a lean meat that is high in protein. Wild elk don't have time to sit and graze on the land like cattle, resulting in a healthy alternative to beef smoked recipes that has about 1/6th the amount of fat and an equal amount of protein. Due to this low fat content, it takes a few extra precautions in order to avoid drying elk meat out over the long cooking process on a smoker. This smoked elk recipe uses some unique cooking tips such as wrapping it in bacon, injecting it with broth, using a water pan, and coating it with a glaze. Follow the recipe instructions below to produce a tender and moist smoked elk roast.
Smoked Elk Roast Recipe Ingredients
Smoking Elk Roast Directions
Smoked Elk Roast Smoking Time
It is important to understand that elk has a tendency to quickly dry out on the grill. The smoking time will take about 4-5 hours or about an hour for each pound of meat. The easiest way to monitor your elk roast throughout the cooking process is to use a wireless meat thermometer. Wireless meat thermometers are a grill master's best friend because it allows you to constantly check the temperature without lifting the lid of your smoker and letting all the heat and smoke out.
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