This week’s meat of the week at the Gourmet Meat and Sausage Shop is… Elk T-Bone Chops and have a got a recipe for you. Elk is popular game meat in Colorado and for good reason. This particular recipe brings out the richness of this succulent meat. 


  • 4 elk chops or steaks
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon spicy mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


Place your elk chops in a shallow baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine all your marinade ingredients until all ingredients are well mixed. Pour this marinade over the top of your elk chops making sure they are completing covered on both sides. This particular recipe works best if you allow the elk to marinate for at least three hours or better yet, overnight. However, if you only have an hour it still makes for an amazing flavor. Once you have your chops are soaking up the recipe, cover and put in your fridge.

Preheat your grill (gas or charcoal) to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove your elk chops from the fridge and place it on the grill over the direct heat. Allow chops to cook four minutes on each side. The internal temperature should be anywhere from 140-145 degrees. Remove your elk chops and allow the meat to rest for at least five minutes and serve!