Wild Game Recipe Wrapped in Tobacco Leaves

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Tobacco isn't a strong taste; instead it brings out the other delicious flavors!
4-6 servings SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 1 pound wild game, cubed (this can also be a vegetarian dish)
  • Fresh vegetables cut into small pieces, including fingerling carrots, onions, peppers, garlic, potatoes
  • Olive oil or butter, for sautéing and to coat each tobacco leaf
  • Fresh whole tobacco leaves

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a large bowl, combine meat and vegetables.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, sauté mixture in olive oil 5 to 7 minutes until vegetables begin to brown. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  • Spread tobacco leaves on a baking sheet, and coat leaves with butter or oil. Fill tobacco leaves with meat and vegetable mixture. Tuck sides in and wrap leaf around mixture. Do not overstuff; you want to be able to wrap the leaf completely around the mixture.
  • Bake 30 minutes, or until meat is cooked thoroughly, checking periodically.
  • Remove from oven, and cool slightly. Unwrap mixture and serve. The tobacco will leave a delicious flavor behind in the filling!
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For more about tobacco in your recipes and this plant’s properties, see: Growing Tobacco on a Small Scale.