Elk hamburger meat ball soup

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by got14u, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well for dinner tonight we decided on some meat ball soup with elk burger. I know it's not BBQ but some times we enthusiasts need something else in our diet..lol..very little tho. this is one the whole family likes and is a good base for whatever you have in the fridge at the time. Here is the recipe if any is interested.
    2.5lbs of beef (or wild game)
    about 6c of water (you can replace this with a stock if wanted I did this time with a pork stock from bones)
    6 or so carrots sliced
    3 small potatoes, peeled and diced
    2 cups salsa (hot or mild)
    3 beef bouillon cubes (if using water)
    1/2 cup bread crumbs
    1/2 cup milk
    chopped cilantro for a garnish if wanted

    In a large pot add water,carrots,potatoes,onions,salsa,and bouillon cubes to a boil. reduce and simmer, stir as needed give it time to meld about 10 minutes or so.
    While that is going mix bread crumbs,beef,milk, and any seasoning together. Make in to 3/4" balls or how ever big you like.
    The original recipe I have say put them directly in to the soup. I crisp mine in a pan first then put in pot. You make the call.
    Cook uncover for 20 minutes or until meet balls are done.

    here are some changes I did this time to mine.
    Mushrooms, diced green pepper, 1 jalapeno pepper,garlic (3 cloves), pork stock, and oregano,cumin, black pepper and salt to taste. here are some pics and one of my lovely wife that is do in December.
    the beginning

    the help along with the elkburger being mixed

    we also put diced green chiles in along with a little dry milk to help them hold together. worked great

    browning some balls with a little bacon grease

    before the meatballs

    after the meat balls

    Hope you enjoyed this and thanks for lookin
  2. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is the finished pic I went ahead and put one can of condensed milk in at the end. Really good this time
  3. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Lookin good, now I'm gettin hungry!!!! [​IMG]

    Think I'll order a pizza.....LMAO [​IMG]
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, I like it! That is some tasty nutritious soup you made and it looks good. You ever tried putting in about a pint of cream instead of evaporated milk? (I'm thinking you meant evaporated).

    Great looking recipe and thanks for sharing [​IMG]
  5. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL...thank Rivet I did mean evaporated. I usually use cream this is actually the first for the milk. I almost put in some masa to thinkin it. I haven't done that but have seen it done.
  6. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with adding heavy cream to this. Looks great!
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It looks great...

    However, it looks like your daughter is doing the work and you are running the camera... LOL [​IMG]
  8. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    hahahah.....my daughter better not be pregnant.lol
  9. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That is some good looking soup. Thanks for the recipe
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now thats is some really fine and healthy soap there Got14U. Thanks for the recipe for it also. Man that soap is just screaming for a grilled cheeses to go with it too. Thanks.
  11. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    I start to get hungry,good job[​IMG]
  12. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Got1, that's a great idea! A bit of masa as it simmers, not too much- just enough to give it some body and thicken it a touch would be a serious meal in the middle of February with the snows on the ground!

    I'm imagining a spoonfull or two of diced jalapenos on top followed by a nice pinch of fresh cilantro and I'd be ready to dig in brother!

    Great Soup and thanks for sharing the tutorial. If only I had access to elk meat I'd be making it too. I'm guessing venison or bufalo would work just as well. I can get those here.

    Nice cooking [​IMG]
  13. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Rivet I did exactly what you were saying with the cilantro and fresh Jalaps on top. With some corn tortilla's it was time to grub. This recipe would work good with some lean hamburger as well.

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