These tasty, juicy burgers make a change from normal beef patties.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until browned and crispy. Pour bacon and grease into a heatproof bowl and allow to cool. Heat olive oil in skillet then add garlic and shallots. Cook and stir until softened, about 3 minutes; then add to bacon.

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  • Once cool, mix in venison, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, pepper, and egg until evenly combined. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

  • Shape the mixture into 6 patties and grill to desired doneness. Serve on toasted hamburger buns with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Facts

481.4 calories; 39.2 g protein; 25.4 g carbohydrates; 164.3 mg cholesterol; 574.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
We are always looking for ways to use our deer meat. We never grill burgers as they are always a little dry. Well this recipe was awesome! My husband and kids loved these burgers! So moist and delicious. We will definitely have these again and again!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2009
this was ok but not as much flavor as i would have liked Read More
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236 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 194
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
We are always looking for ways to use our deer meat. We never grill burgers as they are always a little dry. Well this recipe was awesome! My husband and kids loved these burgers! So moist and delicious. We will definitely have these again and again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2007
This is the first year we have had venison and I must admit I was nervous about preparing it! This recipe was good! A bit dry but that might be because I like my burgers rare and we decided to be safe and cook it well. I took the extra and formed meatballs which i baked for 30 mins on 350. They came out better than the burgers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2007
Amazing. Didn't change a thing and these are the tastiest burgers ever and soooooooooo juicy. My whole family loved them even my picky kids. I would give them 10 stars if I could. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2008
This was my first time ever cooking any kind of Venison. After reading the reviews I thought I would give this recipe a try. I was so impressed with the taste flavor ingredience used texture etc. This is a winner and I will prepare this over and over again. I followed the recipe and didn't change anything. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2008
This recipe was great a nice change from the "in the oven" venison burgers. I used one onion instead of two shallots and I did the bacon in the microwave. The burgers still turned out very moist and my husband liked them too! The bacon added a great smokey flavor as well as the charcoal grill. I would definately do this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2008
Wonderful!! I cut recipe in half and still got 6 burgers out of it (well 5 1/2). Also I broiled the bun with cheddar cheese and bleu cheese crumbles until melted- great addition! Whole family loved these burgers. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2011
These burgers have great flavor. The only thing I substituted was a little onion powder for the shallots because I didn't have any on hand. It's too cold to cook outside so I cooked these in a cast iron skillet - 4 min per side then finished them in a 425 degree oven for another 4 minutes to make sure the centers were done. It was a great meal with sweet potato fries and baked beans. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
Delicious!! I just recently discovered venison and absolutely love it. I had 12 oz of ground venison so I used 3 slices nitrate-free bacon red onion and fresh garlic instead of the shallots. I added a bit of butter to the pan after I cooked the bacon and sweated the onion and garlic. I used half a beaten egg and some panko bread crumbs too because my meat seemed a bit sticky. I also added some dried thyme based on another recipe I read on this site. The pan looked too good with all the brown bits and bacon grease/butter so I added a bit of olive oil and seared the burgers that way. Just have to keep a close eye on the heat because they cook quickly..about 4 mins on each side was maximum to still get 3 juicy burgers. Added some sliced provolone on top..a nice mild cheese to counter the meaty flavors was perfect. Loved the smokiness of the bacon the freshness of the parsley and the beautifully different flavor of venison. Ive seen so many recipes with reviews that state all the tricks they used to mask the flavor of the venison. If you have to mask it..you probably just don't enjoy eating it lol. This recipe was great..thanks so much for sharing it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
Delicious! The best deer-burgers my husband and I have ever had. The burgers took awhile to make but the bacon bacon grease and olive oil were such great alternatives to the fat we usually put in our venison burgers. MMMMM. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2009
this was ok but not as much flavor as i would have liked Read More
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