Elk Ragu

This Elk Ragu is a wild game twist on a classic pasta dish. This rich and hearty comfort food recipe is the perfect way to elevate your ground elk meat.

•  Extra virgin olive oil •  Carrot •  White onion •  Celery ribs •  Ground elk •  Tomato sauce •  Red wine •  Beef stock •  Sea salt •  Tagliatelle or     other broad, flat pasta


Heat the olive oil in a medium-sized dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, carrot, and celery; cook and stir until the onion becomes translucent.

Step 1

Add the ground elk; cook until browned.


Add the red wine and reduce by half. Once the wine has reduced by half, add the tomato sauce and half of the beef stock and a pinch of salt.

Step 3

Stir the sauce and let it simmer on a low heat for 2.5 hours, stirring occasionally. About halfway through, add the remaining stock.


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