Grilled Elk Steaks with Bourbon

Cook Time

10 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

480 mins




½ Cup Bourbon

¼ Cup Brown Sugar

4 elk steaks

½ Cup Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Coarse Ground Pepper

½ Cup Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Steak Seasoning

¼ Cup Yellow Mustard

Recipe Highlights

Want to try out a wild game recipe for your elk steaks? We got you covered. This simple Grilled Elk Steaks with Bourbon recipe is everything you’d expect of a satisfying meal after your big hunt.

How to Grill Elk Steak?

Grilling and Elk Steak is the same as grilling a normal steak. In order to reach a desired temperature of 135°F (medium rare – medium) You should grill each side for 7 – 10 minutes.

Elk Steak Marinade

In a large mixing bowl, add the bourbon, soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, yellow mustard, and steak seasoning to a large mixing bowl and whisk until everything is well combined. Pour the marinade into a large, resealable plastic bag or glass baking dish, then add the elk steaks. Seal the bag and turn the steaks once to coat. Place the bag in the refrigerator and marinate for 4-12 hours.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Fire up your Country Smoker and set the temperature to 425°F. If you’re using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium heat. Remove the elk steaks from the bag and discard the excess marinade. Insert a temperature probe into one of the elk steaks and place on the grill.
  2. Grill the steaks for 7-10 minutes per side, or until the steaks reach an internal temperature of 135°F. Remove the steaks from the grill and allow the steaks to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Special Tools

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Resealable plastic bag
  • Temperature Probe
  • Tongs
  • Whisk

Country Smoker's Tip

1. In order to lessen the gamey flavor, soak your meat in buttermilk, saltwater, white milk, vinegar, and lemon or lime juice before freezing it. 2. Try pairing this with a rich cabernet sauvignon or dark lager.

Diet Info

  • Flexible Dieting


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