Chipotle Venison Burger

  • Yield: 4 servings


1 1/2pounds ground venison
1/4cup yellow onion, minced
3-- garlic cloves, minced
2tablespoons brown sugar
1teaspoon kosher salt
1teaspoon black pepper
1tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
2tablespoons chipotle chiles with adobo sauce, minced
4slices Pepper Jack cheese
4-- sturdy burger buns or Kaiser rolls, split
4large lettuce leaves
4slices tomato


  1. Combine ground venison with next 7 ingredients and mix well.  Form into 4 patties about 3/4 inch thick.  Place on a white-hot, well-oiled barbecue grill and brown evenly on both sides, about 4 minutes per side.  Melt cheese over top before removing from grill.  Place in buns with lettuce, tomato and your choice of condiments.
  2. Note:  You can make burgers out of any type of waterfowl as well.  Just place chopped meat in a food processor and pulse until it is about the size of a garbanzo bean.  Blend with ground pork or beef.

Recipe reprinted with permission from Ducks Unlimited’s The Hunter’s Table; Wild Flavors From Duck Country (Ducks Unlimited, Inc. 2010).