Wild Game Burgers

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Wild Game Burgers

venison burger

Having wild game in my freezer what never on my grocery list. I have always bought my meat pre-packaged at the grocery store. I grew up eating venison here and there, quail on occasion, and frog legs. None of which I ever thought would be on my table again as an adult.



My grandfather was a Florida cracker who hunted deer, turkey, and quail. He was also an avid fisherman and sold fish and seafood to local restaurants. My oldest son has inherited Papa’s love for outdoor sports and now keeps my freezer full of wild game.

cutting venison

Venison is on the menu tonight with burgers you won’t want to put down! Venison is a very lean meat in Florida. Deer here do not store fat; therefore, you will become full quicker to eat venison.

The ingredients I use are always on-hand for wild game burgers ; you can vary them to your taste.

1 pound of ground venison

1 packet of onion soup mix

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

1 egg, optional

Mix all ingredients together. Form about 5 patties. Thinner patties work best as they puff up. I cook mine on high heat for 5 minutes on each side. Grilling is a good option and brings out the flavor.

ground venison


I make my own hamburger buns using this recipe from The Praire Homestead. I freeze the leftovers and have buns for 2 meals. I make smaller buns for me and bigger ones for the boys. The Prairie Homestead Buns


venison meat


wild game burger


About the Author

Holly is an author, storyteller, and Florida Master Naturalist who loves to share heritage skills taught to her by her grandmothers. Florida has been her family home for generations and preserving that lifestyle for the future is her goal. Holly enjoys coming alongside women to share skills and help them discover their own natural gifts and talents.

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