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The Hunter's Table - Recipes

BBQ Pulled Goose Leg Sandwiches

By Nick Brown (SEA)

Wild goose legs provide an awesome culinary opportunity.  Legs are often disposed of because of they can be tough and have a lot of extra bone and connective tissue and on ducks they do not have a lot of meat, so it takes quite a few to make a good meal.  Geese on the other hand, have legs and thighs that are big enough that you can make a decent amount of food with the legs and thighs off just 1 bird.

This recipe is easy and approachable and has mass appeal since most people are familiar and like pulled BBQ sandwiches.  In this recipe a Dutch oven is used, but it can be easily adapted for a crock pot, pressure cooker, or instant pot.

(makes 2 sandwiches)

  • 2 goose legs and thighs
  • 2 quarts of stock (game stock, beef stock, vegetable stock can all work)
  • 2 Tbs oil
  • ¾ cup BBQ sauce of choice
  • ½ can of lager (drink the other half)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Season the meat with salt and pepper on both sides
  • In a Dutch oven coated with oil, brown the legs and thighs on high heat. About 5 minutes per side