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Grilled Elk Sliders

Grilled Elk Sliders

By Traeger Kitchen

You’ll go wild for these sliders. Tender elk patties are grilled over high heat, then topped with caramelized onions, pepper jack cheese, and a homemade spread.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

35 Min




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
2 Large onions, peeled and sliced thinly
1 Teaspoon butter
1 Teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 Teaspoon Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Pound ground elk
1 Teaspoon seasoned salt
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Teaspoon Pepper
3 Slices pepper jack cheese, cut into fourths
12 Whole Hawaiian dinner rolls
1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
2 Tablespoon ketchup
1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon onion powder
3 Tablespoon chopped pickles


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set grill temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    Combine onions, butter, olive oil, sugar, and salt in a cast-iron skillet and place skillet in grill. Cook for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are golden brown.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 3

    Combine ground elk, seasoned salt, Worcestershire sauce, pepper and form into 2” patties. Place patties on grill and cook 2 to 4 minutes per side.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C


  • 4

    Place pepper jack cheese on each patty and let melt. If desired, slice dinner rolls in half and place cut side down on grill to lightly toast.

  • 5

    Mix all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl.

  • 6

    Serve slider topped with caramelized onions and sauce. Enjoy!

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