The hands down best use that I have found for bear meat is Bear Chili. Even my non-hunting friends will start calling in September to see if I got a bear, or am I going bear hunting, and can they come over for chili. I process my own bear meat, and use the medium blade for a chili grind. DO NOT add any fat. Both bear meat and bear chili will last a lot longer in the freezer when no fat is added. Use your favorite spicy chili recipe and be generous with the onion and garlic. Do not add any water, but use beer instead. Thicken with a mixture of masa flour and water before serving, and be sure to cook long enough so that the flour cooks. You can serve it over rice, or not, as you prefer. Once you perfect your formula, you will never cook bear any other way.