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Yes Deer! That is a better burger!

This burger is one we make often! Venison can be a tough meat to grill as with it being naturally leaner, can dry out more quickly. By placing the bacon and cheese in the center, it helps to keep it moist! The combination of spices was one I created to balance the flavor of venison, so that the person eating it wouldn't immediately identify the type of meat!


4 slices of bacon
2 slices white bread
1.25 pounds of fresh ground venison
5 shakes of hot sauce
½ cup minced onion
1 egg
1 tsp. rosemary
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 Tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup of ketchup
1 tsp. kosher salt
4 1”x1/8” slices of marble jack cheese
oil to grease grill
4 slices of cheddar cheese
4  Kaiser rolls
2 leaves romaine lettuce
squirt of brown mustard.


- Start grill and let heat up to 500 degrees and put cast iron skillet on it to warm up - Put slices of bacon onto skillet and cover. Check bacon after 10 minutes and flip. Remove after another 5 minutes and set aside. - Put bread on grill and monitor closely to avoid burning. Flip after one minute and remove after second minute. Set aside. - Put venison in large bowl and add hot sauce. - Add onion, egg, rosemary and garlic powder. - Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup and salt. - Grind toasted bread in coffee grinder or on grater and add to meat mixture. Mix for 30 seconds. - Score meat into 4 sections in bowl, remove one section and split into two equal portions. - Take one “half” and pat into hamburger shape. Place slice of marble jack cheese and one slice of bacon, folded in half, onto patty. - Shape other “half” into a patty and place on top of bacon (on other patty). - Pick up patty and knead edges together to meld into one whole patty. - Repeat with other 3 sections of scored meat. - When finished preparing, spread oil on grill and place burgers on and cook for 10 minutes on the first side. - Cook for 8 minutes on the second side, then add slices of cheddar cheese to top of burger. - Place both halves of Kaiser rolls, “meat side down” on grill and cook for one minutes. - Remove rolls and arrange bottoms on plate. Remove burgers and place on buns. - Cover with half leaf of lettuce.


Thanks for the opportunity!