Venison Bacon Burgers

    40 min

    These tasty, juicy burgers make a welcome change from normal beef burgers.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 rashers streaky bacon, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 2 shallots, minced
    • 1kg minced venison
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    • 1 egg, beaten to mix
    • 6 baps or hamburger buns

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Cook bacon in a frying pan over medium heat until browned and crisp. Pour bacon and dripping into a heatproof bowl and allow to cool. Heat olive oil in the same pan, then add garlic and shallots. Cook and stir until softened, about 3 minutes; then add to bacon.
    2. Once cool enough to handle, mix in venison, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, pepper and egg until evenly combined. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
    3. Preheat the barbecue for medium-high heat.
    4. Shape the mixture into 6 patties and cook to desired doneness. Serve on toasted baps or hamburger buns with your favourite toppings.


    Not barbecue season? No worries, cook the burgers on a griddle or under the grill instead.

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    We are always looking for ways to use our deer meat. We never grill burgers as they are always a little dry. Well, this recipe was awesome! My husband and kids loved these burgers! So moist and delicious. We will definitely have these again and again!!  -  17 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is the first year we have had venison, and I must admit I was nervous about preparing it! This recipe was good! A bit dry but that might be because I like my burgers rare, and we decided to be safe and cook it well. I took the extra and formed meatballs which i baked for 30 mins on 350. They came out better than the burgers!  -  08 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Amazing. Didn't change a thing and these are the tastiest burgers ever and soooooooooo juicy. My whole family loved them, even my picky kids. I would give them 10 stars if I could.  -  12 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)