I put that elk meat to use! I signed up for a chili potluck at work and very much regretted it as the day approached and canning season still hadn't ended.
I defrosted elk tenderloin and pressure cooked it until it was nicely tender. Then I pressure cooked kidney beans. My pressure cooker is one of my favorite bridal shower gifts. No recipe of course, but the ingredients were as follows:
2-ish pounds (pre-cooked weight) of cooked meat chunks
Broth from cooking
1 1/2 C dried kidney beans, cooked
2 cans tomato sauce
1 large onion, chopped
4 jalapenos, diced, with a few seeds left in
Brown sugar - 1/2 C?
Garlic powder - approx 1 Tbsp?
Chili powder - approx 1 Tbsp
Salt - 1 tsp?
Simmer on low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
I was very pleased with the results. It was thick, sweet, and had a bit of kick.