Love french onion soup? Then you're about to discover your new favorite wild game recipe. This recipe is basically braising a big game roast of your choice in a French onion soup base all day. The result is an amazing soup filled with tender hunks of melt-in-your-mouth deer or elk meat. The leftovers also make for a wonderful French dip sandwich. The recipe is written to braised in the oven, but can easily be adjusted for a slow cooker.
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Add all other ingredients, stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Cover and transfer to preheated oven for 4-6 hours or until meat pulls apart easily with a fork.
Note: If using a slow cooker, follow the same directions. When you're ready to add everything into the oven, instead, add everything to your slow cooker and cook on low for about 8-10 hours.
I like this best served the first day just like a French onion soup, in a bowl with a slice of toasted bread and melted Gruyere cheese on top. However, it's also great on top of mashed potatoes, pirogies, or egg noodles. My absolute favorite thing about this dish is making French dip sandwiches in the days to follow with the leftovers. Serve the meat on a nice hoagie roll with a horseradish mayo and melted cheese and dip in the delicious French onion broth.