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Wild Game Enchiladas

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

I’ve been making this dish for 30 years, it’s a friend and family favorite. I have used moose, elk, and antelope. Substituting beef or pork would work, just make sure to cut away as much of the fat as you can before cooking.

When choosing a sauce, get one with lots of flavor, don’t use a mild sauce, the meat overpowers it and the dish is not as good. Las Palmas Medium Enchilada Sauce has proven to be the best for this recipe. When choosing a cheese be sure to spend a little more and get good quality cheese or they flavor will not be as good, and it will be greasy.

My favorite memory of serving this was from many years ago, when I brought some antelope to a friends house and made a batch. The kids woofed it down like they had not eaten in weeks. When we were near the end of the meal we told the kids what kind of meat they were eating. One of the boys’ eyes got really big and he had a look on his face like we just told him he ate poo. LOL, he was the one who went back and filled his plate with extra servings.

I have been making this so many years I never thought to take a photo, I’m going to have to whip up a dish and return to post the photos. Be sure to subscribe to my blog.

Wild Game Enchiladas

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Antelope, Elk, Wild Game
Author: TetonTrekker
Cost: $15

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker
  • 12" Non Stick Skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • 9” x 13” Rectangular Baker

Ingredients

  • 2 – 3 lbs Any wild game roast
  • 2 – 3 Cans red enchilada sauce medium or hot
  • 24 Corn Tortillas
  • 2 lbs Jack cheese good quality
  • 2 lbs Cheddar cheese good quality
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Olive Oil

Optional ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Jalapenos
  • Olives

Instructions

  • Put the roast in a slow cooker, cover with enchilada sauce (about 1 to 1½ cans depending on size of roast) and cook on high 6 – 8 hours, 2 hours before it is done shred the meat.
  • Shred the Cheeses into separate bowls.
  • Make and assembly line with tortillas, meat, & cheese
  • In 12" Non Stick Skillet heat 1 stick butter with 1 – 2 Tbsp oil over medium heat
  • Heat tortillas in butter & oil mixture, one at a time, on both sides until soft. Move to cutting board and fill with meat and Jack cheese. Roll and place in Baking pan. Repeat until pan is full. Enchiladas should be packed tight.
  • Cover enchiladas with enchilada sauce (1½- 2 cans) be generous or the enchaladas will be dry.
  • Top with optional ingredients & cheddar cheese
  • Bake at 425º until cheese melts and sauce is bubbling, about 30 – 40 minutes.

Notes

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Rockcrok® 4-qt. Slow Cooker Set
Item Number: 3115
Rectangular Baker
Item Number: 1423
12″ Nonstick Skillet
Item Number: 2737
Microplane® Adjustable Coarse Grater
Item Number: 1129

Antelope Meatballs

Sunday, November 3rd, 2019
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Hunting is a part of my family’s life and life in Wyoming. We keep a freezer full of game meat to feed us all year long. My husband and son love antelope, I could take it or leave it. It is a little strong for my liking so I’m always looking for ways to fix it so I can enjoy dinner too.

This was sort of an accidental success. We thawed antelope burger for dinner and had a package of thawed pork sausage that didn’t get eaten over the weekend. I looked at several meatball recipes for basic ideas and added my own style. Smoking it on the outdoor grill was key, antelope meatballs that I even loved.

my own style. Smoking it on the outdoor grill was key, antelope meatballs that I even loved.

We serve these on pasta with spaghetti sauce but they taste awesome on their own, in a meatball sub, and would even be great in a meatball slider.

In years past I used my hand to mix meatloaf, meatballs, ect. This time I used my Pampered Chef Mix ‘n Chop… and I’m never going back! it did a through job combining the ingredients and I didn’t get my hands icky.

Antelope Meatballs

This is a super easy and tasty recipe! The addition of pork tames the flavor of the antelope.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Smoke Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Antelope, Dinner, Wild Game
Servings: 16 Meatballs
Author: TetonTrekker

Equipment

  • Treager Smoker
  • Manual Food Processor
  • Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater
  • Large bowl
  • Garlic press
  • Mix 'n Chop
  • Large Scoop (1.5 oz)
  • RockCrok Grill stone

Ingredients

Meats

  • 1 LB Ground Antelope
  • 1 LB Pork Sausage

Dairy

  • ½ Cup Parmesan Cheese Freshly Grated

Produce

  • 3 Cloves Garlic Pressed
  • 1 Medium Onion OR – 1 TBSP Onion Powder

Baking and Spices

  • TBSP Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning Mix Item Number: 9719
  • 2 TSP Ground Pepper
  • TSP Sea Salt
  • 1 TBSP Dried Parsley Flakes Or ¼ cup fresh chopped

Pantry

  • Cup Italian Bread Crumbs Or plain bread crumbs and increase the Italian herbs by ½ TBSP

Liquids

  • 2 TSP Worcestershire Sauce

Instructions

  • Chop the onion in the Manual Food Processor into small pieces.
  • Grate the Parmesan Cheese
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, using a garlic press to press garlic directly into the bowl.
  • Mix well with the Mix 'N Chop.
  • Scoop into 2" meatballs onto the RockCrok Grill Stone.
  • Bring the Treager to smoing temurature, 160º, and smoke for 20 minutes.
  • Turn treager up to 350° and cook until done through, about 20 minutes. Do not overcook, the meatballs will contunue to cook on the hot stone after you take them off the grill.

Notes

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Italian Seasoning Mix
Item Number: 9719
Mix ‘N Chop Item Number: 2583
Garlic Press
Item Number: 2576

Large Scoop
Item Number: 1790
Manual Food Processor
Item Number: 2593
Microplane® Adjustable Fine Grater
Item Number: 1105
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Item Number: 1735
Rockcrok® Grill Stone
Item Number: 3150

September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline

Sunday, September 29th, 2019

San Diego
Sept. 29 Monday Night

Dear Pauline,

I came back from Los Angles this noon. I went up there Saturday to Woody’s & Pauline. We went over to Lynn & Myrtle new home Saturday night & did not get to bed until 5am you know we must have had a good time ha.

I received your letter & snap shot of your sister’s family’s Friday, thanks very much. They are very nice. I am having a photograph made I will send you one next week. I mailed you the watch Friday, insured. My precious I am longing when the day we ca be together, I like you more each day & think about you every day. Honey I have never been drunk in my life and I don’t ever intend to be. For I never drank in whiskey until 2 years ago and I feel 100% better now. And I drink a little when I go up to Woody’s & Pauline and I like you because you drink same too, and I like you because you smoke a cigarette. And I like you because you kiss me the first time you was me. If you had opposed to all this you would have been just another “gal” in my life. You are a good sport and you will make the best pal in the world and the only “gal” in my life when you become my life partner. I will gain the most precious thing in life that is a broad mind pal.

It will be just like going to heaven when we come in to home port and I can see you. We will never let our honeymoon end honey.

I hope you won’t have to go to work until I go out when you come out here.

Your Romeo,
Abb

October 1, 1941 Majdanek concentration camp (German: Konzentrationslager Lublin) and later to become extermination camp is opened. Vilna Ghetto Yom Kippur Aktions (German annihilation operations) begin. In four separate incidents 3,900 Jews are kidnapped, shot and killed at the Ponary massacre death site, continued with an additional 2,000 Jews kidnapped and killed there, in the next two days.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II_(1941)
This letter explains a lot! From the photos of unknown women in the box of photos to my mother and I’s behavior.

Pauline’s Letters:

  • April 1917 April 1917

    An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
    November, 1940, I was ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • June 3rd, 1940 Dear Mae June 3rd, 1940 Dear Mae

    Dear Mae, Read your letter this morning, sure was glad to hear from you. I am having a good time but not as ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • November 1940 November 1940

    An excerpt from “The Life Story of a lucky Tennessee Sailor that Lived to Retire” by Abb R. Truett:
    November, 1940, as we ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • July 5th, 1941 Dear Pauline July 5th, 1941 Dear Pauline

    Gee jack I wish I had more time off while you are out here, so I could be with you more.

  • August 12, 1941 Dear Pauline August 12, 1941 Dear Pauline

    Sam’s Birthday is September 15 that will be the code for the date we will arrive in San Diego or any name ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • August 15, 1941 Dear Pauline August 15, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I haven’t heard from you since my last 2 letters. You probable haven’t recovered from the shock. As soon as you get your ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife August 17, 1941 To my Dear Future Sweet Wife

    I received your letter today as we will be sailing early in the morning for Honolulu. I will tell you how glad I ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline September 10, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I will get some time off for Christmas. I told Lieut Lett confidential about us but it was too good to keep secret ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb September 18, 1941 Dearest Abb

    Received your letter yesterday, Honey. I sure was glad to hear from your, I missed your letters so much. Just counting the days ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline September 21, 1941 Dear Pauline

    I have 1 sister May Russell at Lyle, Brother Henry “The Navy”, Russell, Woody & Day at Turlock Ca. Mother is at Day’s ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September 24, 1941 Hello Darling September 24, 1941 Hello Darling

    Honey I will try to make you a good wife so we will be happy. Of course we don’t know each others disposition. ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September, 29 1941 Dear Abb September, 29 1941 Dear Abb

    I received the package Sat. I was excited as a child on Christmas morning, they were lovely. I like to wear beads. And ... Click to Keep Reading ...

  • September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline September, 29 1941 Dear Pauline

    It will be just like going to heaven when we come in to home port and I can see you. We will never ... Click to Keep Reading ...