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Stuffed Elk Balls w/ Turkey Bacon!

post #1 of 18
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Went to the local butcher shop with no ideas for a Thanksgiving gathering appetizer and I came home with 2 pounds of ground elk, 2 pounds of turkey bacon and some fresh mozzarella cheese.

 

Mixed the ground elk with some brisket fat I ran through the grinder, some Tatonka dust, black pepper, a splash or 4 of woshy sauce. Rolled up some two-bite sized balls and stuffed a small chunk of mozza inside each ball. 

My thought with the bacon was to wrap the meatballs, but it was just too thick to do so, so I cut some small pieces to "sandwich" the meatballs with and used toothpicks to hold them together. Gave them all a light sprinkle of rib rub to finish.

 

Smoked these with hickory on the WSM at around 215 degrees for a couple hours. Thinned out some BBQ sauce with some beer, dunked each ball and smoked again for another 20 minutes. 

 

It took everything in my power not to eat all of these that night. 

 

Packed these in a deep alumunum tray with a thin layer of sauce on the bottom, and heated up in the oven the next day before serving.

 

 

The snow arrived this weekend shovel.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm thinking of calling these "Telky Balls" th_wsmsmile0ly.gif 


Edited by DukeBurger - 10/10/16 at 10:27am
post #2 of 18

Looks Great!

 

You can keep the snow! I want more summer!

 

Points!

post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post
 

Looks Great!

 

You can keep the snow! I want more summer!

 

Points!

 

Thanks Case!

 

We don't get much of a fall here. I was in shorts and t-shirt watersealing the shed just 9 days ago...

post #4 of 18

Yeah we had a week of winter a week ago. No snow in town but we did get some up in the mountains. It was chilly though! Then the last two days we were back into the high 70's. This week though is going to be more fall like.

post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post
 

Yeah we had a week of winter a week ago. No snow in town but we did get some up in the mountains. It was chilly though! Then the last two days we were back into the high 70's. This week though is going to be more fall like.

 

I think the snow will hold off this week and will be more of a typical fall. We won't see temps even close to 70 until June though!

post #6 of 18

Duke They look great I have only had Elk once it was fantastic! They can't sell deer here even,points for sure

Richie

post #7 of 18

Oh how I would love to try some of those.

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

Duke They look great I have only had Elk once it was fantastic! They can't sell deer here even,points for sure

Richie

 

Thanks Richie, elk is one of my favorites, makes a great burger!

 

 

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Originally Posted by CrankyBuzzard View Post
 

Oh how I would love to try some of those.

 

I will have to make these again, I only had a couple of them myself. There was no left-overs :icon_cry:

post #9 of 18

Holy Elk!!

 

Those look fantastic!

 

Point!

 

Al

post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post
 

Holy Elk!!

 

Those look fantastic!

 

Point!

 

Al

 

Thanks Al!

post #11 of 18
Those look tasty!
post #12 of 18

Looks fantastic! Points!

 

I've never had elk, but venison and moose. I can only imagine.

post #13 of 18
Awesome smoke Duke, elk is our fav round here ! Nice cook ! icon14.gif
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by b-one View Post

Those look tasty!

 

Thanks b-one!

 

And for the points

 

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Originally Posted by Betaboy View Post
 

Looks fantastic! Points!

 

I've never had elk, but venison and moose. I can only imagine.

 

Thanks! Elk tastes similar to beef, not gamey. Very lean too.

 

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Originally Posted by WaterinHoleBrew View Post

Awesome smoke Duke, elk is our fav round here ! Nice cook ! icon14.gif
 
I don't get it as often as I'd like so it's a nice treat when I do.
Thanks for the points!
post #15 of 18

These look absolutely fantastic, Duke. Great qview, too!

 

Point!

 

Disco

post #16 of 18
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These look absolutely fantastic, Duke. Great qview, too!

 

Point!

 

Disco

 

Thanks Disco! Much appreciated!

post #17 of 18
Nice work on the Telky Balls, they look excellent!
post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by MossyMO View Post

Nice work on the Telky Balls, they look excellent!

 

Thanks Marty! 

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