Assiniboine Game Stew



• 1/4 cup vegetable oil
• 2 pounds elk, deer or moose, cubed
• 1/3 cup maple syrup
• 4 cups water or stock
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 4 turnips, peel and chopped
• 4 medium potatoes, chopped
• Salt and pepper, to taste
1) Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
2) Add cubed meat and brown on all sides.
3) Add remaining ingredients. Simmer over low heat about 1 hour, or until meat is tender. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
4) Serve in bowls.
Yield: 6 - 1 1/2 cup servings

Benefits of Eating Wild Game:
• Provides delicious taste from a local, sustainable food source
• Helps to manage local game populations effectively
• Offers excellent nutritional value - lean meat with plenty of protein, iron, and zinc

• Use a crock pot to cook the stew.
• Substitute or add other fall veggies, like carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, rutabagas, or winter squash (cubes of peeled acorn, butternut, Hubbard, or other varieties).
• Serve with corn bread and a fresh spinach salad.
Nutrition Analysis
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups Total Carb: 42 g
Calories: 423 Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Total Fat: 11 g Sodium: 142 mg
Calories from Fat: 16% Protein: 38 g
Iron: 6.7 mg Zinc: 4.5 mg

Recipe Source
Montana State University
Extension Nutrition Education Program
Bozeman, Montana

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