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Venison Elk Bison and Deer Meat Recipes

Venison, Elk, and Bison Recipes - Wild Game Italian Meatloaf

Venison, Elk, and Bison Recipes - Wild Game Italian Meatloaf

BBQ Ninja 

Meatloaf is a classic. Mix it up by making it with some wild game shot straight out of the woods. 

The BBQ Ninja has been smoking and grilling wild game for 25 years. From wild boar recipes to braised rabbit, he’s got recipes for every (legal) wild animal you may have. He owns and operates Royal Oak Charcoal, so you know his food is cooked right.

Follow along and look for more recipes that feature The BBQ Ninja.




  • 2 lbs mix of ground elk, bison, venison and wild boar (1/2 pound each)
  • 2 cups portabella mushroom chopped 
  • 2 8oz cans of sliced black olives
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp of Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup of Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of Killer Hog AP Rub
  • 1 can of Roasted Garlic cream of mushroom soup

Ash potatoes:

  • 2 lbs of medium red and gold potatoes
  • 1 stick of salted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp of minced garlic


1. Combine all the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl. Reserve the soup to top meatloaf with later.
2. Make into a loaf in a large iron skillet and its ready to add to the smoker.
3. Prepare smoker to cook at 350-375 using apple wood chips. Cook 1 to 1 ½ hours until the internal temp of the loaf is 165 degrees. Top loaf with the soup mix in the last 15 minutes of cooking.
4. Place potatoes directly into the lump charcoal coals and cook until fork tender.
5. Combine butter, cream and garlic in a bowl then potatoes and mash together. Can add more cream to get to desired consistency.
6. Serve Meatloaf over the ash potatoes.


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