Ground Elk Enchiladas with Green Tomato Sauce Recipe

Ground Elk Enchiladas with Green Tomato Sauce Recipe
Oven-baked ground elk enchiladas with green tomato sauce. (Nevada Foodies photo)

These baked, ground elk meat enchiladas are smothered in a homemade sauce made with green tomatoes, whole green chilies, cilantro and seasonings

Can substitute any ground wild game meat, such as bison, deer and antelope.

Sauce recipe yields 6 cups of enchilada sauce.

Green Tomato Enchilada Sauce


  • 4 cups of green tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 – 27-ounce can of whole green chilies, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of Mexican oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro leaves

Ground Elk Enchilada


  • 2 pounds of ground elk
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 2 cups of shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 14 to 16 flour tortillas


Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions sautéing until softened and translucent, usually about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Stir in the chopped green chilies, chopped green tomatoes and chicken broth. Reduce heat and cover with a lid simmering until the tomatoes break down, usually about 10 minutes. Stir in cumin, oregano and salt. Remove from heat. Pour the mixture into a blender add the cilantro and blend until smooth.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Using the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add ground elk meat to skillet and cook until lightly browned. Stir in cumin, chili powder, oregano, onion powder and salt. Remove from heat when done. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese to elk meat and stir together.

Using a glass baking dish or foil pan, coat the bottom with a little green tomato sauce. Fill flour tortillas with heaping spoons of cooked ground elk, roll and place seam side down in baking dish. Repeat until done. Pour the green tomato enchilada sauce over the top of the flour tortillas. Top with the remaining cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for 10 minutes. Remove when sauce is bubbly and cheese is melted.

For more information about this recipe, please visit:

Recommended for You

Other Hunting

New Gear: MidwayUSA Competition Range Bag

G&F Staff

Perfect for competition or a day at the range.


State Records Reported in Maryland, Michigan

G&F Online Staff - May 23, 2019

It must be time for summer fishing because records are falling everywhere.


How to Fish Bottom Bouncers for Walleye

Mark Sak - May 23, 2019

While misunderstood by some, fishing bottom bouncers can be a very productive technique for...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

MLF BPT angler and former Classic champ Casey Ashley has been with Costa del Mar sunglasses his whole career. At ICAST 2019, he shows OSG writer Lynn Burkhead some new products and talks how to pick the right lens color for the water.

Lowrance Enters Trolling-Motor Market with Ghost

Lowrance's Lucas Steward shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead what all of the fuss is about in the brand new Ghost trolling motor being brought to market by the Tulsa, Okla.-based fishing equipment manufacturer.

Minn Kota's Brad Henry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that there's much to like in the new Minn Kota Riptide Terrova saltwater trolling motor that comes with I-Pilot and an 87-inch shaft.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Other Freshwater

3 Deadly Bait Rigs For Stripers

J.B. Kasper - April 21, 2005

The colder waters of early spring are prime times to use bait rigs for stripers.


Bass Pond Fishing: Catch Lunkers at Small Lakes Near You

Dan Anderson - February 13, 2018

Veteran bass anglers often dismiss urban fishing opportunities as "kid's fishing ponds," but...


12 Great Catfish Baits

Jeff Samsel

Dozens of different bait types are commonly used for catfish, including these five great...

See More Stories

More Wild Game

Wild Game

Vodka and Venison Cream Pasta Recipe

Crush with Lee & Tiffany

Lee & Tiffany Lakosky make an upgrade to your normal pasta dish with venison and vodka.

Wild Game

Bear Meatloaf Recipe

Rick Browne

Change up this old favorite by using bear hamburger along with ground pork in this meatloaf...

Wild Game

Alligator Greek Gyros Recipe

Jenny Nguyen-Wheatley

If you've never had an alligator gryo before, you are missing out! The meat in this recipe is...

See More Wild Game

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction


Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services


GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.