Here is a great cold weather bean dish. I call it Vinnie’s Southwest Elk and Beans. This recipe can be used with other big game burger meat. It is a one pot meal that makes it easy to prepare.
What you need.
One pound elk burger
One 15 oz. can pinto beans
One 15 oz can kidney beans
One medium size onion – chopped
Two 14 oz cans of chopped tomatoes
Two cloves minced garlic
Two to three smoked ham hocks
Two to three tablespoons of dark chili powder
Three tablespoons olive oil – to brown the meat,garlic and onion
What you do.
Heat olive oil in large pan and add the onion, garlic and ground meat. Cook until meat is browned. Next add all the other ingredients. Now bring to a simmer and cover. Stir often so the ingredients do not stick to pan. After an hour remove the hocks and take meat off and add to the pot of beans and cook an additional fifteen minutes. Serve as a meal with warmed tortillas or as a side dish.