Burgers from down under

    25 min

    These burgers aren't made from beef, but from kangaroo. Yes, you read right - kangaroo burgers. Kangaroo meat tastes a little bit like beef, but more gamey. It's hard to describe, I guess you'll just have to try it.

    4 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 900g minced kangaroo meat
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
    • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
    • salt and ground black pepper to taste
    • 4 tablespoons breadcrumbs or as needed
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 8 sandwich rolls or burger buns, split
    • 8 leaves lettuce
    • 8 thick slices tomato

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Mix the kangaroo, onion, caraway seed, thyme, egg and lemon zest together in a bowl; season with salt and pepper. If mixture is too wet and sticky add breadcrumbs. Shape the mixture into 8 balls and flatten.
    2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat; cook the burgers in the hot oil until the burgers are cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 5 to 7 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read 70 degrees C. Serve the burgers on the split buns with lettuce and tomato.

    Kangaroo meat

    Can be found online at www.osgrow.com or www.alternativemeats.co.uk. If mince is not available, blitz whole chunks of meat in a food processor.

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    Reviews in English (2)


    I made these with venison (deer meat) and the family liked them cooked on the bbq outside. I left out the caraway seed because I cannot stomach it.  -  22 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Kanga burgers are the finest because of the low fat content. great recipe. Crocodile is also great.  -  05 Feb 2012  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)