My Heart Beets Wildly For You
(great for Valentine’s Day, anniversary, etc)
1 venison heart (or any animal heart, it just won’t beet wildly)
1+ lb beets
2 Tb oil
1-2 Tb cinnamon
1 Tb rosemary
1/2 tsp ginger (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
about 1 cup finely shredded coconut
Cut heart open so it lies somewhat flat. (If necessary, cut it in 2-3 pieces so it fits in the pan.) In a saute pan, heat oil and brown heart on both sides. Add spices and enough water to cover the meat. Simmer about two hours, covered.
Peel beets and cut in strips. Add to pan and simmer another 1/2 hour or so, depending on thickness and how soft you like them. When beets are almost soft enough, add coconut as needed to absorb liquid. Alternatively, thicken liquid by whatever method you prefer.
Serve to your sweetheart!