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(Use ground beef if deer meat is not available)

30 lbs. ground venison
3 lbs. chopped onions
2 lb. 4 oz. (2 ¼ qt.) general all-purpose flour
19 lb. 2 oz. (2 ¼ gallon) canned crushed tomatoes
1 oz. (1/4 cup) Ground Mace OR Ground Nutmeg (optional)
2 oz. (3tbsp.) salt
2 tbsp. black pepper
1/2 gal. water

Cook beef with onion until beef loses its pink color, stirring to break apart. Drain off excess fat. Sprinkle flour over beef and continue cooking until flour is absorbed. Add tomatoes, mace (or nutmeg), salt, pepper, and water. Stir to mix well. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve open-face on hamburger buns with pickles, cheese slices, mustard, and/or hot sauce. Good over toast points.

Did I mention that this recipe will serve 100 Boy Scouts each with a one-cup serving? This recipe (modified for Boy Scout use) comes to us courtesy of the U.S. Army.

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Ray McCune

He has lived in Waynedale for over 45 years. He has taken to his lifelong dream of being a full time Outdoor Freelance Writer and author. Ray has authored one book and has written Kampfire Kookin' as well as other outdoors articles for the newspaper. > Read Full Biography > More Articles Written By This Writer