Elk meat stew with chicken of the wood mushrooms

While cleaning out the freezer I found the last remaining package of elk stew meat that we had.  Which sounds like a wonderful thing to throw in the slow cooker for dinner.  And then as I continued there was a package of chicken of the woods mushrooms right behind it.  I have never cooked the two together but it sounds like it would be tasty.  Hopefully this little experiment will be the most delicious thing I have made.  Other then my cheeses of course.  For those of you that don’t know what chicken of the woods is it is a polypore mushroom that grows on old stumps and logs.  Also called a sulfur shelf mushroom.

Chicken of the woods AKA sulfer shelf
Chicken of the woods AKA sulfur shelf

random stew ingredients:

  • 1 package of elk stew meat (around a pound)
  • 1/2 lb of chicken of the woods mushrooms
  • 4 small potatoes diced up
  • 4 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons dried onions (out of fresh ones)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 beef bullion cubes
  • 4 cups of water

Cut everything up and add to your slow cooker.  Cook on high for 5-6 hours or until it is cooked to where you want it.  If you want a thicker stew add 2 tablespoons of flours and mix in or one package of brown gravy mix. This would be good with a strong cheese added but unfortunately I don’t have any ready at the moment