blue cheese burger

Blue Cheese Venison Burger

Compared to beef, ground venison can be a bit bland. Because it is so very lean, with about 1/3 of the fat content of ground beef, it can be dry and chewy when cooked. Overcooked ground meat can be muttony and stronger tasting than burger that has been cooked medium-rare. I always add some ground fatty meat to my ground venison to add flavor and moisture. In this instance, I have used a creamy cheese, onions and mushrooms.

Blue Cheese Burger

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilling recipes, ground venison recipes, venison recipes, wild game burger recipes
Servings: 4 big burgers

Ingredients

  • pound ground venison
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 2 cups mushrooms, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 slices tomato

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions and garlic until onions are translucent. Stir in mushrooms and saute until soft. Transfer to a medium bowl and allow to cool.
  • Add ground venison, blue cheese, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper and mix well with your hands to blend.
  • Form into 4 large patties. Grill, pan-fry or broil patties until browned. Add to bun with lettuce, tomato and your choice of other condiments.

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