Caramelized Onion & Apple Moose Roast


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:

Moose meat for delicious roast

Chop up your apples and onion into thin slices.

Chopped onion

Chopped apples

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.

Braising paleo moose roast

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.

Bacon for paleo roast

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.

Caramelized onion and apple

Lay the bacon strips across the top of your roast.

Bacon apple primal moose roast

Then top with the apple and onion mixture.

Primal bacon apple onion moose roast

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.

Caramelized onion and apple bacon moose roast

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