Black Bear in a Crock Pot

I’m the daughter, niece, and granddaughter of avid outdoorsmen. Which means I grew up with wild game as a regular treat on our table. We grew up eating duck, goose, deer, and fresh fish. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

A while ago my Father and Grandfather went on a black bear hunt and were quite successful so I was able to have Bear for the first time. My mother threw a Bear Feast! She cooked up the meat several different ways and invited family and friends to try. So delicious.

Well I forgot that they had given us some bear meat until a week ago when I had to empty out our freezer. Someone left the freezer open all night so everything was either thawed or mostly thawed so I cleaned up the melted mess and found 2 decent sized packages of bear meat. Yummy!

Last night I decided it was time to cook it up. So I got the ingredients together.

2 cans vegetable broth or you could use beef broth

1 Tb soy sauce

1 tsp garlic powder

1 onion diced

1 lb of Bear or beef roast, trim fat and cut into bite size pieces

You could also add chopped carrots, potatoes, parsnips, etc to make it more of a stew if you want.

Now here’s the hard part. Put it all into the crockpot and cook on high for about 6 hours or on low for 8 hours.

When it finished cooking I served it over homemade mashed potatoes.

it was so delicious I forgot to take pictures before we ate it all. Hahaha! Classic rookie mistake but trust me it looked and tasted GREAT!

After the meat was eaten up I realized that we had a lot of liquid left over that tasted really good so I poured it into some ice cube trays and froze it to use for later. It would make yummy gravy I think.

Happy Eating!