Bacon and Venison Burgers


This makes a really nice and juicy burger with very little shrinkage.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
5 burgers


  • 1 pound peppercorn bacon, diced

  • 5 pounds ground venison

  • 2 cups bread crumbs

  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ cup evaporated milk

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Place bacon in a stainless steel bowl; add venison, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, milk, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Mix venison mixture using your hands and form into 5-ounce balls. Press balls with the back of a side dish to form patties.

  3. Grill patties on the preheated grill until desired doneness is reached, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

We used the fat of the bacon instead of mixing with pork fat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

823 Calories
25g Fat
39g Carbs
104g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 823
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 354mg 118%
Sodium 1438mg 63%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 104g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 170mg 13%
Iron 17mg 93%
Potassium 1478mg 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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