Mushroom and Apple Elk Meatloaf

Mushroom and Apple Elk Meatloaf

This Mushroom and Apple Elk Meatloaf combines the sweetness of apples and the savory taste of mushrooms to make your ground elk oh, so, delicious.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground elk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

For The Glaze

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl combine the ground elk, mushrooms, onions, apple, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.
  • Shape meat mixture into a loaf on the baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, mustard, ketchup, and apple cider vinegar. Brush over the meatloaf, glazing entirely.
  • Bake until a thermometer inserted reaches 165ºF, about 65 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.


You can also bake this in a loaf pan. Cooking times may differ.
This recipe works well with other ground meats, like turkey or beef.

Perfect Pairing

Serve this Elk Meatloaf with Fried Apple Fritters for dessert.
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