10 Venison Burger Recipes the Entire Family Will Love

If you’re like us, you love hunting season. Other than all of the nuances of the hunt, there’s that whole eating venison part of the deal that happens to go along with a successful day of prowling.

From jerky to steaks, there are many ways to enjoy venison, a meat that’s often used as the jumping off point for describing the game-like qualities of other meats. In other words, when someone says something is gamey, they’re probably just saying it tastes like venison, and we’re very down with that.

What we’d like to focus on for the time being, however, is perfectly gamey venison. In particular, venison burgers. From the standard to the downright diabolical (a German recipe for pulled venison burgers with red apples, cayenne, and maple syrup… enough said), we know you’ll fall in love with at least one of the following recipes.

Trade your bow in for a spatula for a while and get grilling, friends.

1. Venison Burger with Blue Cheese and Crispy Shallots

Good to Know

What better way to top a bold, gamey patty than with bold blue cheese and some fried onions? Just the idea of this one has us hankering for some venison right now, so please excuse us while we go pull some from the freezer.

Get the recipe here.

2. The Best Venison Burger Around

Landing on Love

By this point in culinary history, bacon is almost played out. That doesn’t mean we’re going to stop eating it, though. This recipe benefits from bacon, parsley, garlic, and shallots.

Get the recipe here.

3. Venison Burgers with Emmentaler Cheese and Bacon

Venison Burgers Recipe
Leite’s Culinaria

Emmentaler, a type of Swiss cheese, and pancetta, an Italian bacon made from pork belly, make this one of the most globally inspired burgers on the menu. With a little arugula and some dill pickle slices to boot, this burger means business.

Get the recipe here.

4. Venison Burger With Tomato and Bibb Lettuce

Honest-Food
Honest-Food

If you’re going to photograph food, you should probably make it look good. Holly A. Heyser, photographer of the above Venison Burger With Tomato and Bibb Lettuce shot, we salute you. Smoked salt and lard will make this picturesque burger taste just as good as the picture looks.

Get the recipe here.

5. Pork Butt Venison Burger

This image provided by All Recipes.

However many times things like “heart attack on a bun” have appeared on menus across the continental United States in the past doesn’t matter. What matters is that this fat-packed venison burger, justly served on a bun, is worth any negative health consequences that may come along with it.

Fatty pork butt, butter, Jack cheese, and mayonnaise as well as Greek yogurt, lime juice, and steak sauce all go into these bad boys. It all sort of makes “heart attack on a bun” seem like a playful challenge, doesn’t it?

Get the recipe here.

6. Grilled Roquefort Stuffed Venison Burger

Grilled Venison Burger
Grillocracy

Ordering food blackened is usually a direct path to saying, “Damn, that’s good.” The Grilled Roquefort Stuffed Venison Burger is made with a Cajun blackening season, and it also lives up to its name.

It’s stuffed with Roquefort cheese in addition to being served with charred onions, heirloom tomatoes, and Portobello mushrooms. Damn, that’s good.

Get the recipe here.

7. Irish Rarebit Venison Burger

Food for Hunters

Rarebit, or rabbit, is often prepared in Ireland with a uniquely heavy type of sauce-like cheese concoction. For those who haven’t sampled it, this is a great way to do so.

If you’re not persuaded to try it after you get to item number five on that list, we’re not sure what to say. It really makes the whole venture seem a lot more worthwhile to us, though. Sláinte!

Get the recipe here.

8. Pulled Deer Burger

Pulled-Deer burger recipe
Lecker

Unless you speak fluent German (or at least know a decent amount of food items and spices in it), you’ll want to let Google Chrome translate this one for you. The spices for the pulled deer include smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and, interestingly enough, ginger bread spice. The ingredients also include sultanas and crème fraîche. Ja, we’re intrigued.

Get the recipe here.

9. Burgersaurus Venison-Rex

Venison-Burger_Burgersaurus-Venison-Rex_Yes,-more-please!
Yes, More Please!

Tyrannosaurus rex, an apex predator of the prehistoric world, has rex in its name. (Duh.) For those who didn’t know, though, rex is the Latin word for king. That being said, this burger may be the true king of the land of venison burgers. With its heirloom tomatoes and Colby-cheddar cheese, it will certainly rule your dinner plate if nothing else.

Get the recipe here.

10. Jalapeño Blue Cheese Venison Burgers

blue-cheese-venison-burger

A blue cheese and jalapeño separate this burger from the rest of the pack. It’s made with milk, too, which is pretty ironic when you consider how many people chug milk after eating hot peppers. Regardless, this one tastes great and will cure any spice tooth you may have.

Recipe: Jalapeño Blue Cheese Venison Burgers