Cranberry Moose & Rice - Eating Alaskan Wild Game

I had to sit this hunting season out to take care of our 4 month old baby boy (a job I wouldn't trade for the world!), but our crew was able to get the job done yet again and fill our freezer!  Speaking of that, here's a photo of the blessing we were given...that now lives frozen in our garage!  I tried my hand at a new recipe that I decided to share with you, and that is Cranberry Moose served over rice!   Cranberry moose alaskan bull moose meat Like I mentioned, this fresh moose meat inspired me to try out a new recipe and it was a winner!  It is inspired by a recipe in Preparing Fish and Wild Game, an amazing recipe book that I would highly recommend to anyone cooking with wild meats!  With a little inspiration from the book and my own intuition, a new Cranberry Moose recipe was born! Cranberry moose served over rice Ingredients 1 Tablespoons olive oil 1.5 lbs moose (steak or stew meat), cut into 1 inch cubes 1 large oion, cut into 8 wedges 1 cup beef stock 1/2 cup dry red wine 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 package (6-8 oz) fresh cranberries 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup water 4 cups hot cooked brown rice parsley for garnish Directions 1. In a large Dutch oven (or pot), heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add the moose cubes and cook for 4-6 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink, stirring frequently 2. Stir in onion, stock, wine, vinegar, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat to low and cover.  Simmer for 1 hour, or until meat is tender. 3. In a medium mixing bowl combine cranberries, brown sugar, flour and water.  Stir into meat mixture.  Cook for 5-8 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently.  Serve Cranberry Moose over rice.  Garnish with parsley. If you decide go give our Cranberry Moose recipe a try, give us a shout and let us know how it turned out!  Give it a tweak?  Let us know what you added and/or omitted to make it your own!  Looking for another winner, try our Chicken Fried Moose recipe!


Wow, good feedback! Thanks Brenda!

Kyle April 17, 2021

Having been gifted a chunk of fresh Alaskan moose, I made this recipe last night for a small family dinner. The only thing I changed was substituting mashed potatoes for the rice (highly recommend the mash). I also happened to have fresh homegrown cranberries from the Oregon coast. It was a hit! Really good. Everyone loved it, including those who were worried about the moose and whether it would be tough, gamey, etc.

Brenda April 17, 2021

Maiking tonight with some modifications! Very excited!

Ran April 17, 2021

Awesome! Let us know how it turns out!

Kyle April 17, 2021

@PeterHall1 … we used 6-8 oz for more cranberry flavor.  I would suggest starting with that and adjusting it to your taste the next time you make it.  It’s definitely a recipe you’ll want to repeat! :)

KaraPennington April 17, 2021

Excellent! I added mushrooms and peppers. My husband loved it and I will definitely make it again!

Cindy April 17, 2021

Sounds like a really great recipe.  I just want to clarify, am I supposed to add 6 to 8 oz of cranberries or 3 to 4 oz?  I don’t make it very often but I have a great recipe for moose goulash.  It’s all from memory and I usually kinda just make it up as I go.  The next time I make it I’ll try to remember to write it down and send it in to you guys.  Thanks for the great website!

PeterHall1 April 17, 2021

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