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Stuffed Morel Mushroom Recipe (With Beef or Elk)

Stuffed Morels are one of the best and most popular uses of Morel Mushrooms, but nailing the dish is no easy feat. In this post, we'll run you through the easiest way to make a stuffed morel dish with beef or elk, without compromising on quality! Let's dive right in. Need morels to cook with? Buy them dried here!

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I hunt my own Elk, and forage for my own Morels! Learning to combine both ingredients, and to do it the right way, has been a game changer for our meals during the spring. - Terry M, Trout Creek, MT

The Morel Mushroom has one of the most delectable flavors of all wild ingredients on earth, resulting in an array of brilliant uses for it. Arguably the most common way to prepare morels, besides frying them, is by stuffing them with ground beef or elk.

The earthy, meaty flavors of the Morel are a perfect companion the fatty, umami flavors of red meat. Don't just take our word for it, Forest Galante claims that this is his favorite dish!

The Recipe: Morel Mushrooms Stuffed With Elk or Beef:

Cooking Time = 25 Minutes

Stuffed Morel Mushroom Recipe


  • 10-15 fresh morel mushrooms

  • 2 stick of salted butter

  • 1 Package of Ground Grass-Fed Elk or Grass-fed Beef

  • 1 Clove of Garlic (diced finely)

  • 1/3 Cup of Chopped Parsley

  • 2/4 Tbsp Sea Salt

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

  • Shredded cheddar cheese or one block of sharp cheddar (amount up to you)


  1. Pick the largest morels you have and make sure they are completely cleaned

  2. Remove stems and keep Morel Mushrooms whole. If you slice them, you cannot stuff them.

  3. Open your ground meat of choice and put it in a bowl. Then, add the garlic, parsley, salt, and black pepper and mix it into the ground meat until evenly distributed throughout.

  4. Grab pinches or scoops of the ground meat & spices, and lightly push it inside of the morel mushrooms until they are stuffed. You'll have to use your gut to tell whether it's stuffed too much or too little. Place stuffed morels back into the bowl.

  5. Next, melt 1.75 sticks of salted butter (save 1/4th of one stick) in a pan on low heat until it is liquid. Do not burn the butter or cook it let it reach a boil. Once melted, pour the butter into the bowl with the morels

  6. Lightly toss the stuffed morels until they are covered in the melted butter.

  7. Then, heat up a pan to medium-high heat, add the remaining 1/4th stick of butter, and let it melt and bubble. Once the butter is sizzling in the hot pan, you can place the stuffed morels into the pan and cook until they are golden brown on both sides, and until the meat inside the mushroom is cooked thoroughly. You can also bake the mushrooms if you prefer.

  8. Once they are golden brown and completely cooked through, sprinkle some shredded cheddar on top of the morels for added flavor.

  9. Serve with A1 sauce, sour cream, or garlic aioli (our favorite). Or, serve with a side of mango & pineapple for a fresher approach.

We hope that you enjoyed this recipe, from our family to yours. Want something else for dinner? Try these spicy morel mushroom quesadillas. Or View all Morel Mushroom Recipes.

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