Raspberry Glazed Smoked Elk Steaks

Raspberry Glazed Elk Backstrap Steak Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

Unfortunately the elk was an old bull, so the meat was tough. I had to marinate it for 7 hours in a high acid mixture to break up the tough muscle fibers. It was so worth it and made for an excellent binder for the seasoning rub! I definitely should have thickened the sauce a little more, but we were in a bit of a rush.


½ cup Dijon Mustard

½ cup Balsamic Vinegar

2 Garlic Cloves; minced

1 Rosemary Sprig; chopped

1 teaspoon Salt

½ teaspoon Pepper

Elk Steaks:

3 large Elk Steaks

3 Tbsp Montreal Steak seasoning


⅛ cup Fresh Raspberries; mashed

⅛ cup Fresh Huckleberries; mashed

¼ cup Brown Sugar

½ cup water

1 Tablespoon Cornstarch

  1. Place the steaks in a large ziplock bag and add the marinade ingredients. Chill in the fridge for at least 7 hours, but over night is preferred.
  2. Remove the steaks from the bag and discard the remaining marinade. Rub the steaks with the Montreal Steak seasoning.
  3. Preheat smoker to 275°F. Place the steaks on the smoker grate and smoke for 1 hour or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F.
  4. Meanwhile, heat a small saucepan over medium-high heat and add the glaze ingredients, minus the cornstarch, and bring to a boil. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a glass bowl to remove the seeds, then pour it back into the pan. Whisk together ¼ cup water and the cornstarch, then pour the slurry into the sauce and stir until thickened.
  5. Place the steaks on a cutting board and tent with foil, resting for 5 minutes. Slice the meat and plate, drizzling the sauce over top.
  6. Enjoy!

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Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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