Epic Elk Venison and Onion Burger Recipe

With a mild essence of grated onion, chopped parsley, minced garlic and a few other seasonings, this elk venison recipe results in delicious burgers that are juicer than the usual grilled hamburger.

Epic Elk Venison and Onion Burger Recipe
This is truly an epic recipe for elk venison burgers. Each hamburger is assembled with baby arugula, a tomato slice, a juicy patty, grilled onions and two types of cheese. (Nevada Foodies photo)
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The secret to this flavor-packed elk venison burger recipe is cooking them on an outdoor flat-top grill (some might call it a griddle). They cook more evenly and retain more moisture because the entire burger is seared slightly, which holds in the moisture. On a traditional grill, only the area that touches the grill is seared. Plus, you can cook the onions and toast the buns on the same flat-top grill.

Yield: 6 elk venison burgers
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes


Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ pounds ground elk venison
  • 1 cup grated onion
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus additional for buns
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 6 slices Havarti cheese
  • 6 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup baby arugula
  • 6 sesame seed buns, split

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together ground elk venison, grated onion, minced garlic, parsley, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Shape into six 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  2. epic elk venison onion burger recipe ingredients
    The burger patties are a mixture of ground elk venison, grated onion, minced garlic, parsley, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and salt. (Nevada Foodies photo)
  3. Heat a flat top grill over medium heat and brush with oil. Cook the burgers, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 12-14 minutes total for medium-rare or until desired doneness. During the last few minutes of cooking, top each elk venison burger with a slice of Havarti and cheddar cheese. Remove when cheese is melted and set aside.

  4. While the burgers are cooking, melt 2 tablespoons of butter on the flat top grill and cook the onions, stirring occasionally until soft and golden.

  5. epic elk venison onion burger recipe grill
    Use an outdoor flat-top grill to cook the elk venison burgers and onions. (Nevada Foodies photo)
  6. Brush the cut sides of the buns with melted butter and place cut-side down until warmed and golden.

  7. Put baby arugula and a slice of tomato on the bottom portion of buns and top each with an elk venison burger, grilled onions and bun tops.

For more elk venison recipes, visit: NevadaFoodies.com

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