Cooking with moose meat

With hunting season right around the corner, Murray shares some meat pie and quiche recipes to try with the moose meat from those successful harvests.

When preparing to cook any wild game meat, try to remove as much of the fat as possible as this is where the game taste lingers. To reduce the game taste you can rub prepared mustard over the meat and leave it for a couple hours, then wash it off and cook your wild game meat.

Moose Tourtiere
Yield: 6

Moose Tourtiere


  • 1 pound of ground moose meat
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp and lots of pepper
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ tsp celery salt
  • Pastry for double crust


  1. Place all ingredients except bread crumbs in saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for half an hour over medium heat.
  3. Remove from heat and remove ¼ cup of fat. Add bread crumbs.
  4. Line a pie plate with pastry, and pour in the mixture once it is cool. Cover with top crust; use a knife to cut vents for steam to escape.
  5. Bake at 400ºF for 45 minutes to an hour (depending on your oven).  
Moose Meat Quiche
Yield: 6

Moose Meat Quiche


  • ½ pound ground moose meat
  • ⅓ cup of chopped green onions
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup milk
  • A dash of pepper
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • One 9-inch pie crust
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cup of Swiss cheese, chopped


  1. Brown the moose meat, drain and set aside.
  2. Blend milk with mayonnaise, cornstarch, and eggs.
  3. Spread the cheese, onions, meat and pepper into the pie shell, then pour in the milk mixture.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes. This will serve six hungry people.
Sweet and Sour Moose Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Moose Meatballs

Murray shares a recipe for sweet and sour meatballs to use up that ground moose meat


  • 1 pound of ground moose meat
  • 1 package of onion soup mix
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of paprika
  • 1 can of Campbell’s Golden Mushroom Soup
  • 1 can of sweet and sour sauce
  • 1 can mushrooms
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 green pepper, chopped fine


  1. Mix ground moose meat, onion soup mix, salt and pepper and egg together.
  2. Roll mixture into meatballs.
  3. Sprinkle with paprika and brown meatballs in frying pan.
  4. Mix together golden mushroom soup, sweet and sour sauce, mushrooms and green pepper.
  5. Put meat balls into 9 X 13 inch baking dish and cover with soup mixture. Cover with foil and cook for one hour.

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