Benny Spies’ Moose Gets a Makeover on “The Sporting Chef TV”

Sunday, 12:30 p.m. ET

The Sporting Chef
The Sporting Chef

USA (Ammoland.Com– This week on The Sporting Chef, Scott Leysath comes to the rescue of fellow TV host, Benny Spies of Gun It with Benny Spies, for a cut of moose meat that, well, just isn’t cutting it. The Sporting Chef airs exclusively on Sportsman Channel on Sunday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

After receiving Spies’ moose via overnight delivery, Leysath took to his Camp Chef flattop grill to see what’s in store.

“When I’m working with an unfamiliar chunk of meat, meaning I didn’t kill it or dress it, then I simply rub it in olive oil and add a little seasoning – like Hi Mountain Seasonings Garlic Pepper rub. I want to see how it will behave rare to medium-rare,” said Leysath.

sc-bennymooseAfter tasting the cooked meat, Leysath determines the meaty muscle is good, but the fat and silver skin on the ends is rank.

“As a general rule, I want to remove all the silver skin and fat from my moose. Then I can cut it into steaks, stuff it or butterfly it. You have more options,” commented Leysath.

Also in this week’s show, Fred Eichler with Full Draw Outfitters has no moose problems at all as he shows how to quickly and effectively dress a moose in the field; the Carnitas’ Snack Shack shows their version of Boar BLT; Melissa Bachman gives tips on hunting gators; Cee Dub’s got super nachos in Camp Chef’s Grizzly dutch oven and Buddy has pig lips.

The Sporting Chef features a talented cast of chefs and outdoor experts who share decades of experience in the woods, on the water and in the kitchen. To learn more about what’s on the grill this season, visit,

New to The Sporting Chef team in 2015 are Jen Adams and Norissa Harman of “Girls with Guns” clothing line and their own TV series, “Universal Huntress;” Hanis Cavin – Chef/Owner of San Diego’s “Carnitas’ Snack Shack;” Realtree’s turkey pro Steve Hickoff; “Cook with Cabela’s” host David Draper and San Diego Chef Logan Mitchell.

“We’ve got a great team of contributors to the show who have a ton of information, tips, techniques and recipes to make your fish and game, and your outdoor experience, better than ever,” says host Leysath.

The Sporting Chef, hosted by Scott Leysath, leans on Leysath’s 25-year career as a fish and game chef, along with some of the outdoor industry’s most-talented and innovative experts on the topics of fish and game preparation, outdoor cooking, camping, harvested game handling and storage. The show offers outdoor programming in a fast-paced magazine format covering a variety of topics from stuffing quail with rabbit-rattlesnake sausage to local game feeds to finding out whether farmed salmon is a good thing for our bodies or the environment.

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