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Best Ground Venison Burger Recipes

Try my easy venison burger recipes. Ground venison is a hunters versatile meal option that ends with flavorful results when making meals using my venison recipes below. 

Venison hamburger can be mixed with various ground meat combinations such as sausage, hamburger or pork – and this creates many more recipes.  Ready to get started?

Venison Burger Recipes

Venison Burger Recipes

A great ground venison burger recipe.


1 lb ground venison (ground turkey or ground beef)
1/4 medium onion, finely chopped
3 TBS milk
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke
1/8 tsp hot sauce

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl.  Do not overwork the meat when combining or it will be tough.

Form into 6 patties and place on the grill to cook.  You may also put them in foil packets and place on hot coals, or even fry them.  I always brown the bun with butter in a pan, broiler or grill.

Cook for 10 to 15 minutes and garnish with blue cheese crumbles – orblue cheese dressing – bacon and extra jalapeno slices if you wish. 

Serve with homemade french fries or potato wedges.

Hunters Shepherd Pie Recipe

This venison burger recipe can be made so many ways.  Use this as your recipe foundation and build it according to your own family’s taste.

Hunters Shepherd Pie Recipe1 lb ground venison*
1-2 TBS olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 lb frozen French green beans, partially cooked
1-1/4 cups tomato sauce
5 potatoes, boiled
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
shredded cheese (optional)

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 2 or 2-1/2 quart baking dish and set aside.

Saute chopped onion in the olive oil until tender.  Add the ground venison and brown meat.  Drain well and place back in the skillet.  Add the tomato sauce, garlic/onion powder and oregano.  Place in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

Place the partially cooked green beans on top of the ground meat. 
Mash the potatoes with 1/2 cup milk and egg and place evenly over the green beans.  Top with shredded cheese if using.

Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and sides are bubbling.


*You may use 1/4 lb of ground pork or ground beef if you wish and then reduce the amount of ground venison to 3/4 pound.

Instead of green beans, you may saute chopped green and red pepper, mushrooms, peas or your favorite vegetable.

Italian Sloppy Joes

Hunters Meatloaf Hot Dish Recipe

Hunters Meatloaf Hot Dish

1 lb ground venison
1 cup quick oats
small onions, grated
1/2 cup ketchup
3 TBS mustard
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion power
salt and pepper to taste
gravy, recipe below

PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees.

Combine ingredients in a large bowl and place in the bottom of a baking dish.  Bake for 1 hour. 

Meanwhile, boil and mash 5 potatoes and place on top of the meatloaf when it is done. 

Of course, if you do not want gravy on top, you can certainly use just butter or a sprinkling of cheese.

Easy Gravy Recipe

Some of these venison burger recipes wouldn’t be complete with gravy, and this no-drippings recipe is perfect.

Easy Homemade Gravy

1 medium onion
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
32 oz stock (chicken or beef)
Kitchen Bouquet for coloring (optional)

Coarsely chop onion.  Add the stick of butter and melt on medium heat.  Add the onion and saute for 12 to 15 minutes or until translucent and soft.  Remove onion only from pan and keep butter in pan for now.  Puree the onion in a blender or food processor until smooth. 

To the remaining hot butter you left in the pan, add a few tablespoons of flour a time and whisk to make a roux (paste-like consistency).  You may not use the full cup of flour.

Add the onion puree to the butter/flour mixture and a bit more flour to keep the roux consistency.  Add 1/4 cup of stock and then a bit more flour, again to keep the roux consistency.  Add the remaining stock and bring to a slow bowl, whisking frequently.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and continue to cook (slow boil) until the gravy has thickened.  If it is too thick you may whisk in a bit of water to thin it out.  If it is not thick enough, take 1 cup of the gravy out and place in a bowl.  Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of flour, whisking vigorously to prevent lumps and add back to the remaining gravy to thicken in pan.

Top the casserole above with gravy if you wish.

A Perfect Side Dish

Fresh Tossed Salad

I love the crunch of a fresh green salad, especially with these venison burger recipes.  I love to mix baby spinach with butter lettuce, Romaine or a Spring Mix.

Fresh Tossed Salad

sliced cucumber
avocado slices
sliced tomatoes
sliced red onion

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes