We eat a lot of game meat in our house since Greg hunts but moose is definitely my favourite! You could use this recipe with venison if that’s what you have on hand, and I imagine the combination would be delicious with pork, though I’d say you could leave out the bacon.
The bacon adds an irresistible tenderness to the game style meat – even reheated as leftovers in the days after you could cut the meat with a spoon!
Caramelized Onion & Apple Bacon Game Roast
1 game roast of your choice (ours was a 3 lb moose roast)
4 strips of bacon
2 small apples
1 medium onion
1 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp garlic, powder or minced
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Dash of sea salt & pepper
Seriously, you can’t buy meat that looks this good:
Chop up your apples and onion into thin slices.
Heat the coconut oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Season the roast with garlic, salt and pepper and quickly braise it in the pan until brown on all sides (I do about 30 seconds per side). Remove from pan and place in your roaster of choice.
Meanwhile, cook bacon strips in a pan until they are what I would call halfway done (I like my bacon crispy!). Remove them from the pan and set aside.
Add your apples and onions to the pan and cook over medium heat until apples are golden brown and the onions are slightly caramelized. Sprinkle with nutmeg and stir.
Lay the bacon strips across the top of your roast.
Then top with the apple and onion mixture.
Roast in a 350 F oven until desired temperature when measured with a meat thermometer. Ours took about 2 hours to get to a nice medium rare since it was still partially frozen. If your toppings start to get too brown, cover with lid or aluminum foil.