Moose Meatloaf Recipe

It’s a lucky family that can fill their freezer with a moose … but then what do you do with it? My Moose Meatloaf Recipe can help you out!


The first (and so far, only) time my husband came home with a moose, I was a bit overwhelmed. There was suddenly an entire deep freeze full of meat – that I had no clue how to cook. He had a few ideas, but since I do most of the meals, I was left searching for recipes. I didn’t find many, so I made sure to jot down my experiments that worked. Here’s the best (so far) meatloaf recipe I’ve made with moose; you could easily do this with ground beef, too.

  • 1 kg ground moose (or beef)

  • 1 egg, beaten

  • 1 apple, finely diced or shredded (red delicious is a great choice, but any type should be fine)

  • ½ onion, diced or shredded

  • ¼ cup bread crumbs/croutons

  • 1 tsp oregano

  • 1 tsp summer savory

  • ¼ cup maple BBQ sauce, plus a few tsp to cover

  • Beat egg.
  • Add to meat, apple, onion, and sauce and mix.
  • Add bread crumbs and spices. Mix again.
  • Form into pan.
  • Brush sauce over top.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes.

Goes great with some garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli – or fiddleheads, if you’ve got ’em!

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