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Friday Feast: Wild Game Recipes for your Halloween Festivities

Friday Feast: Wild Game Recipes for your Halloween Festivities

Halloween is just a few days away which means it’s time to host and attend parties or just getting creative in your own unique way. Whatever it may be, cooking can be a great new way to express your Halloween spirit! 

Below we have some great, fast and easy wild game recipes that will be perfect for any kind of weekend activity you may have in store for Halloween. Have fun “dressing” up these festive recipes and enjoy!

Wild Game Meat Pies
“Miss Lovett's meat pies”

Image and recipe courtesy of Outdoor Life


¾ lb of ground game meat (wild boar is a tasty option)
1 can of Veg-All
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package of store bought puffed pastry dough (Not phyllo–they are not the same thing)

Courtesy of Riddick Archive


1. Thaw puff pastry per the directions on the box.
2. Combine drained vegetable mix, browned meat, and cream of mushroom soup and stir until well coated. If you’re using wild turkey, cream of chicken is a good match. If you’re opposed to mushrooms, you could always use cream of celery. Experiment and see what you prefer.
3. When pastry dough is workable, cut dough to line bottom and sides of four buttered ramekins leaving some hanging over the edge. This does  not need to be exact puff pastry is forgiving. 
4. Fill ramekins with pie mixture.

Elk or Venison Meatball Appetizer, gone wrong

Recipe courtesy of Northfork Bison. Image courtesy of Kraft Recipes

1 medium Spanish onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup uncooked instant rice
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground elk or bison

3/4 cup water
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup condensed tomato soup
1 tbs. mustard dry
2 tsp paprika

1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped Spanish onion, instant rice, salt and pepper mix with the venison. Shape into 1″ balls.
2. Place in a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
3. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over meatballs.
4. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 35-45 minutes.
5. Try these meatballs with a variety of sauces. Double the recipe for a larger crowd.

Not Your Mummy's Meatballs

Image and recipe courtesy of Double the Batch

21 cooked meatballs
Roll of refrigerated pizza crust dough
Skewers (spaghetti sticks or skewers)

String cheese

1. If your Meatballs are frozen, make sure they are all thawed before preparing. Carefully skewer three of them together.
2. Cut your pizza dough into thin strips (about 1/4'') and wrap your meatballs by criss-crossing to your mummy liking. Make sure to leave a space at the top for the eyes though!
3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, place your mummies on it, and carefully remove your skewers. Bake at 350 degrees for 17-22 minutes or until crust is golden brown and your meat is heated all the way through.
4. Poke through your mozzarella cheese with a straw and "glue" on your eyeballs with ketchup.

1. For extra flavor, spread some butter on the tops of them fresh out of the oven.
2. You can also just do dabs of ketchup for the eyes.
3. Serve with warm marinara sauce or ketchup.

Maple Candied Bacon

Image and recipe courtesy of Closet Cooking

1 pound thick cut bacon
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar

1. Place the bacon on a wire rack on a foil-lined baking pan, brush the top of the bacon with maple syrup and sprinkle on some brown sugar.
2. Bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven for 15 minutes, flip the bacon, brush with maple syrup and sprinkle on the brown sugar and bake for another 15 minutes or until it reaches the desired level of crispiness.

1. Sprinkle on some black pepper or cayenne for a bit of heat.
2. Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Servings: 12

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