Venison Bacon Burgers

Venison Bacon Burgers Recipe

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Lauren Conforti


We were given some ground venison and this is what my husband made. Venison can have a tendency to be a bit dry. This recipe solved that problem & they were delicious!


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  • 6 slice
    bacon, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2
    shallots, minced
  • 2 lb
    venison, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley, fresh, chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1
    egg, beaten to mix
  • 6
    hamburger buns
  • ·
    butter or herbed butter

How to Make Venison Bacon Burgers


  1. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned & crispy. Pour bacon & grease into a large heatproof bowl & allow to cool.
  2. Heat olive oil in the skillet, then add garlic & shallots. Cook & stir until softened, about 3 minutes, then add to the bacon.
  3. Once the bacon mixture is cool, mix in the venison, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, pepper & egg until evenly combined. Cover & refrigerate for at least 20 minutes to rest; all day or overnight might be better.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Shape the mixture into 6 patties & grill to desired doneness. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite toppings.
  6. TIP: Baste with Herbed Butter while cooking to add moisture to your game meat.
  7. ** The following are tips for cooking most types of venison:
    - Do not overcook as it could become dry.
    - Quality venison should be cooked to no more than 130F to 140F internal temperature. Use a meat thermometer. At 150F the meat tends to dry out. Let rest in juices, covered for 10-15 mins before serving.
    - Frying/browning should be done quickly.
    - Stews & pot roasts should be cooked “low & slow”. Crock pots are great for this.
    - Use tongs to turn or pick up meat. A fork will pierce the meat & allow juices to escape.

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About Venison Bacon Burgers

Course/Dish: Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American

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