Mushroom and Apple Elk Meatloaf 

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 65 minutes



  • 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.