Recipe: Moose Burgers

Adapted from the recipe by Markus Mueller,

As the author wrote about this recipe, “If you can’t find moose meat or don’t have any local hunters you can approach, you can always use a different type of game meat or simply use beef.”

START TO FINISH: 45 minutes (30 minutes prep time, 15 minutes cook time)

SERVINGS: 10 burgers

2 pounds ground moose/game meat or extra-lean ground beef
¼ pound smoked bacon, diced and partially cooked
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 whole onions, caramelized
1 egg yolk
Salt and pepper, to taste

Sliced tomato
BBQ sauce
Smoked cheddar
Crispy fried onions, such as French’s


  1. Peel and slice the onion. Caramelize sliced onions in a pan with a little oil until dark golden brown. Once dark golden brown, remove from heat and set aside.
  2. As the onions caramelize, dice the smoked bacon and cook in a second pan. The bacon should be cooked but not crispy. Once cooked, set aside along with the bacon fat.
  3. Mix the ground moose meat or beef with the caramelized onion, bacon, egg yolk, garlic, salt and pepper. Form the meat mixture into 10 burger patties by forming balls and then flattening them.
  4. Cook the moose meat burger patties on a BBQ grill or pan fry them on the stove. Cook on each side for about 5 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  5. Assemble the burgers with the toppings of your choice and serve immediately.

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