I first started making venison burgers at the beginning of
this year when I found packs of venison mince for only $5 at
the farmer's market. When we are feeling rich we plaster on
the aioli and pile on the Camembert. Om nom nom.
Venison mince gives a really yummy flavour and makes a much
juicer burger than beef. You can use beef mince I guess . . .
but venison is far tastier. The venison guy is at the market
most weeks. Grab yourself a bacon buttie while you are there.
Try using mint instead of coriander if you use beef.
You can add whatever fillings and sauces you want. Blue
cheese and mushrooms would be good (if it's that time of the
studylink week again). That just gave me an excellent idea
for blue cheese and walnut patties (oh this will excite my
When we have a patty left over, we leave it uncooked, wrap it
in cling film then pop it in the freezer ready to go for the
next time. They are also good for exam time when you don't
have time to cook up a decent dinner from scratch just for
you (since flats tend to split up in their eating patterns
during that hectic time).
Sophie's venison burgers
400-500g venison mince
1 slice bread, crumbed (I use the blender)
¼ cup chopped parsley and coriander
1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce
Mix the mince, egg, breadcrumbs, herbs and sweet chilli sauce
by hand until everything is evenly mixed through. Pop the
mixture in the fridge while you prepare the other
4 burger buns (OK, not really fillings but the buns are a
2 onions sliced into thin rings
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tomato, sliced
Sliced tinned beetroot
8 thin cheese slices
Sauté the onion rings with the brown sugar until soft and
brown. Split the mince into four balls and form them into
patties using hands. Cook the patties in a frying pan on a
medium heat until brown on both sides and cooked through.
Toast your burger buns in the oven under the grill and melt
the cheese on to the base while you're at it.
Construct your burger and devour it. Om nom nom nom. These
will most definitely satisfy your cravings.
Did I mention these were om nom nom nom?
Sorry this post is lackluster and lacking my usual bountiful
quantities of wit. It also uses far too much onomatopoeia.
I was up very late last night watching Gossip Girl then got
woken up at 8am by the rubbish truck. I had to throw on my
slippers and run to put the rubbish out in time. The rubbish
truck boys laugh at me every week. I should probably learn to
run outside in something other than my sexy pink tartan
flannelette pajamas. Hot.
I digress. I think what I am trying to say is that I think
you should make these because they are delicious, regardless
of my sleep-deprived postings.