Concocted for a neighborhood burger cook off. I used venison for the contest and enjoyed many favorable reviews. Serve with your choice of bun, toasted or not.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 quarter-pound patties
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Combine venison and ground beef together in a bowl. Add bourbon; set aside until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Add bacon and black pepper; mix until thoroughly combined. Form into 4 equal-sized burger patties.

  • Cook burgers on preheated grill, basting with barbeque sauce throughout cooking, until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Top burgers with pepper jack cheese and cook until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.

Cook's Note:

Use ground beef alone in place of the venison, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

398 calories; protein 23.8g 48% DV; carbohydrates 23.5g 8% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 91.9mg 31% DV; sodium 831.1mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2016
I love burgers and this one didn't dissapoint. I just used beef as it's not that easy to get venison around my area. The bourbon adds a great touch and its flavor works great with the BBQ sauce cheese and bacon. My cheese of preference is cheddar so that's what I used for the recipe. I added home made BBQ sauce tomato and spring salad. Delicious!!! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/04/2016
I was excited to find a new way to use up all the venison in the freezer. I even made a special trip to the store for the bourbon. I fried the burgers in a cast iron frying pan on the stove but other than that followed the recipe as is. The bourbon way overpowered all the other flavors. Even the venison lovin' mighty hunter of the house didn't care for these. Sorry. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/03/2016
I was excited to find a new way to use up all the venison in the freezer. I even made a special trip to the store for the bourbon. I fried the burgers in a cast iron frying pan on the stove but other than that followed the recipe as is. The bourbon way overpowered all the other flavors. Even the venison lovin' mighty hunter of the house didn't care for these. Sorry. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2016
I love burgers and this one didn't dissapoint. I just used beef as it's not that easy to get venison around my area. The bourbon adds a great touch and its flavor works great with the BBQ sauce cheese and bacon. My cheese of preference is cheddar so that's what I used for the recipe. I added home made BBQ sauce tomato and spring salad. Delicious!!! Read More