Mom's Shredded Elk Sandwiches

Mom's Shredded Elk Sandwiches


"Reminiscent of sloppy joes, this recipe can be used with elk or venison - it takes away that gamey taste!"


5 h 20 m servings 361 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 361 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 6.2 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.9g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 38.9 g
  • 78%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 1027 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, mustard powder, lemon juice, liquid smoke, onion powder, garlic powder, celery salt, black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, nutmeg, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl. Place the elk roast into a large slow cooker, and pour the sauce overtop.
  2. Cover, and cook on High until the meat shreds easily with a fork, about 5 hours. Shred, and serve on the hamburger buns.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 31 Ratings


This was really good, very easy, LOTS of flavor. I added 3 more tbsp of brown sugar (personal pref.) and it needed a tbsp of apple cider vinegar (made a big difference!) My small 2 lb elk roas...

This sauce is amazing!!! I will use this recipe for ANY type of meat....would be delicious for barbequed beef or pulled pork as well. It really was perfect for elk, one would think they were eat...

This was probably the best Elk I've ever cooked! It was so moist and just melted in my mouth! YUM! I might go as far as saying it was the best thing I've ever cooked!

yummy yummy! what a good idea to do with elk! didnt have a gammy livery taste to it...nothing! it was so good!

Delicious! We used sour french rolls, buttered/garlic toasted under broiler. Yummy!

Used venison and made the recipe exactly. This was so good! We will make it again!

everyone loved it

Really excellent! I found this to be heavily spiced but it tastes great. If anything, next time I would cut down on the black pepper. Great recipe... its a keeper!!

Pretty good, thanks for the recipe :)