Easy Crock-Pot Mallard & Teal

Last weekend we traveled down to Riverton after work Friday night to camp out at Ocean Lake in preparation for the duck season opening Saturday morning. My parents joined us in their camper as well. It was a beautiful fall morning and my husband & dad did pretty good. Maggie also did some great retrieving, swimming out to get two potential escapees! With the addition of our six-month old son (hence the paper plate!) I try to plan quick & easy dinners & utilize the crock-pot as much as possible while I’m at work all day. This recipe is quick & easy.

  • Rinse duck breasts from mallard/teal (4-5 birds)
  • 1/2 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup Italian dressing
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • Brown & Wild Rice

Add duck, soup, dressing, and apple cider to crock-pot & cook on LOW for 6 hours. Microwave or cook wild rice. Serve duck over rice with your choice of veggies & ladle on the sauce from the crock-pot. Stir fry veggies would be great, but I whipped up some glazed baby carrots this time since I had them on hand. Enjoy!

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2-for-1: Boozy Crockpot Elk Roast Recipe–> Fajitas

DSC01371While neither of these recipes are my own, both are really good and fairly easy to make, so I am excited to share them with you. The roast makes good leftovers: these Pioneer Woman fajitas were really good!

I found the Elk Roast Recipe from ChipolteChick on Food.com. I halved the recipe and used my crock pot to make. Here’s what I used:

  • 1.5 lb. elk roast
  • 1/2 can beer (about 6 oz.)
  • 1 T. Worcestershire
  • Season salt 
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup onion, sliced
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce

Place roast in crock pot and season with salt and pepper. Pour in chili sauce and brown sugar, layer onion slices and minced garlic on top. Pour beer into crock pot and cook on LOW for 6 hours. The roast was pretty tender, and the juices do have a slight beer taste to them. I served it with mashed potatoes, but you could easily put veggies into the crock pot with the meat.

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The roast was OK, but the leftovers were FANTASTIC! I used the Pioneer Woman’s Beef Fajita recipe as a base for the remaining 1/2 pound of roast that we had.

In a shallow 8 x 8 inch glass pan, I combined:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1.5 T Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • Juice from 1/2 of a lime
  • 1 clove Garlic, Minced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Sugar

I had onions left over mixed in with the roast already, but feel free to add more sliced onions if needed.

Then I thinly sliced the remaining roast and placed the meat into the pan, turning it with a fork to coat all sides. I marinated it in the refrigerator for about 2 hours, then heated it up in the frying pan for about 40 seconds on high heat.

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I then put the meat into a warm flour tortilla and topped it with cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. You could add salsa or guacamole, too. Delicious!