Elk Tenderloin With Whiskey Cream Sauce

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Written by Craft Honey Badgers Blog November 09, 2016

For the meat

1 Elk tenderloin

Montreal steak seasoning

Garlic salt

Olive oil


For the sauce

1 Onion chopped

8 Tablespoons of butter

1 Cup whiskey

1 Cup beef broth

1/2 Cup heavy whipping cream

1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder

Dash of salt and pepper

*Thicken with a dash of gravy flour if needed.*



Take the tenderloin and drizzle with a little olive oil. Spice the meat with all the spices to your liking. It doesn't take much- just sprinkle to lightly coat the meat. Allow to sit and become close to room temp marinating in extra juices and spices on a dish.

Caramelize the onions in a pan over medium high heat with the butter. Once onions are translucent turn down heat and slowly stir in the whiskey. Allow to simmer until half of mixture evaporates and strong whiskey smell subsides. Once that has happened, stir in the beef broth and allow to simmer and thicken. Stir in heavy whipping cream allowing it to continue to bubble. Sprinkle some salt and pepper and let sauce simmer and continue to thicken. If sauce seems to still be a little loose, add some gravy flour, quickly whisking it in. 

Heat your grill to a medium heat for grilling meat. Once heated, start to grill your meat. Allow 5-8 minutes on each side depending on size. Spoon on extra spices and olive oil from the bottom of the dish during the cooking process for extra flavor. Remember to take your meat off a little early since it will continue to cook as it sits. Let it sit as a whole piece for about 5 minutes before slicing down.

Cut against the grain and serve with whiskey sauce drizzled over the top! Enjoy with a beer or cocktail and some heavenly side dishes!


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