The Best Meat Thermometer You Can Buy + 10 Wild Game Steak Recipes

Whether you’re a longtime grill-master or someone who is still getting the knack of perfect steaks down, this is one nifty little gadget that will simplify your steak. Monitoring your meat to perfection isn’t that hard when you’re serving a family that generally prefers medium-rare to rare cuts. However, when you have to start taking some short orders, it can be hard to keep track of everything that’s flaming on the grill.

Enter the SteakChamp Ultimate 3-in-1 Steak Thermometer, the meat thermometer that measures the core temperature of the meat on the grill.

The thermometer has a built-in LED light that flashes when your meat reaches a certain threshold for temperature.

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In short, the LED light on the end of the thermometer, visible when it is inserted into the steak’s center will flash green for medium rare (125°F), yellow for medium (140°F), and red for medium well (153°F). It cleans easily with hot water and mild dish soap.

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For only $59.95 and free shipping, you’ll receive the SteakChamp that averages 4.1 of 5 stars on Amazon from 73 customer reviews. It comes with a handy little case for the thermometer and an included Lithium Metal battery. The battery is good for over 1,000 uses, or 20 years of use for one steak per week. It also has an auto-off function.

To use it, just insert into the side of the steak so the temperature gage on the end of the thermometer is in the center of the meat. It’s heat resistant up to 900°F and can be used on the grill, in a frying pan, under the broiler, and basically any other way you can cook a steak. While it’s not recommended to use the thermometer in steaks less than 1 inch thick, those aren’t real steaks anyways, right? 

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It can be used for just about every kind of meat, from beef to venison to elk to salmon to pork to shark.

So here are five delicious wild game steak recipes you can cook up using the SteakChamp to heat it to perfection!

1. Venison Steak with Port and Red Berry Sauce

Super Golden Bakes

This venison steak recipes is perfect for a fancier occasion, like date night in or celebrating an anniversary. Who said venison couldn’t be dressed to the nines?

The red berry sauce is tart take on a traditional cranberry sauce that goes perfectly with the taste of venison. Find the recipe here.

2. Coffee and Brown Sugar Rubbed Elk Steaks

Nevada Foodies

This rub is delectable on any kind of meat, but the brown sugar really works to caramelize the surface of elk in particular. There isn’t as anything as good as the smoky roasted coffee flavor that wafts from the pan as the steak cooks.

We’ll take any excuse to use elk in our dinner rotation. Find the recipe here.

3. Pan-Seared Tuna Steak with Lemon Dill Sauce

Wonky Wonderful

This pan-seared tuna steak recipe uses fresh, simple ingredients already in your kitchen, like olive oil and lemons. While you might need to get some fresh dill, it will be so worth it when you taste the creamy, yet light sauce.

Tuna is best when it’s covered in citrus, period. Find the recipe here.

4. Pulled Duck with Plum Sriracha Sauce

Kitchen Sanctuary

If you’ve never had pulled duck, the time has come. It might even beat pulled pork when it comes to slider sandwiches, especially when topped with this plum Sriracha sauce that I could probably drink by the spoonful.

Find the full recipe and how-to here and start expanding your duck horizons.

5. Garlic and Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin

Diethood

Speaking of pork, this pork loin covered in garlic and rosemary tastes just like Sunday comfort. So insert your SteakChamp into the loin and roast away.

Find the one-pan recipe here.

6. Lamb Steaks with Herbs and Caramelized Garlic

The Garum Factory

Hearing the words ‘caramelized garlic’ is like hearing the iconic quote from Jerry Maguire, you had me at hello. This recipe from the Garum Factory is so well-executed, they’ve made it seamless to repeat in your own kitchen.

Find the recipe and instructions here.

7. Grilled Shark Steaks

Fabulous Foods

It’s nearly impossible to find more than three different shark steak recipes on the internet, but this is a personal favorite.

Don’t balk at the additions of ketchup and orange juice – they bring that shark steak to the next level, y’all. Find the recipe here.

8. Grilled Apple Cinnamon Marinated Venison Steak

Curt Despres via Smoked ‘n’ Grilled

This recipe, which only uses five ingredients if you don’t count the steak itself, is a sweet, autumn take on the first harvest of the season.

The cinnamon and apple concentrate caramelize on the steak, and you need this recipe.

9. Rustic Venison Pot Roast

Three Beans on a String

This pot roast recipe was made for the SteakChamp’s heat resistance and perfect temperature settings.

Find the classic recipe here.

10. Pan Seared Ribeye with Blue Cheese Butter

Kitchen Swagger

Compound butter really brings this ribeye recipe to the next level as the tanginess blends well with butter’s inherent creaminess.

Find the recipe here.

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