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Venison Burger – Stefan’s Connoisseur Weblog

Once I noticed boneless venison brief ribs, I assumed they’d be excellent to make venison burgers. I choose beef brief ribs to make my very own beef burgers from scratch, as a result of brief ribs have a very good meat-to-fat ratio for burgers and it’s flavorful minimize of meat.

I choose a burger with a pleasant brown crust however medium uncommon on the within. If you wish to obtain that on a charcoal grill, the burger must be very thick. So I formed the patties to be 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter with a thickness of 4 cm (1.5 inches). As these burgers are 300 grams (.66 lb) every, one can serve two. For the spices I opted a combination that’s utilized in Italy for venison.


For two burger of 300 grams (.66 lb) every (10 cm/4 inches diameter, 4 cm/1.5 inch thick)

  • 600 grams (.66 lb) boneless venison brief ribs
  • 6 grams salt (about 1 tsp desk salt)
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 juniper berries
  • 1 Tbsp rosemary needles


Dice the meat.

Finely grind the meat in a meat grinder.

Mince the peppercorns, juniper berries, and rosemary very tremendous utilizing a chef’s knife, mortar and pestle, or espresso grinder. As my garlic powder was clumped up considerably, I floor that together with the opposite stuff.

It might have been higher to mince the rosemary individually with a chef’s knife, as by together with the rosemary within the espresso grinder the combo turned considerably sticky and harder to combine evenly with the bottom venison.

Sprinkle the salt and spice combine on high of the groud venison, and blend it properly.

Form 2 burgers. I used two stainless-steel meals rings with a diameter of 10 cm (4 inches) and a top of 4 cm (1.5 inches). The rings be sure that the burgers will maintain their form through the vacuum sealing course of.

Cook dinner the burgers sous vide at 55C/131F for 90 minutes. You would prolong the cooking time to 4 hours to pasteurize. In case you use farmed venison and grind it your self, pasteurizing will not be essential, until you can be serving the burgers to somebody with a compromised immune system or who’s pregnant. Chill the burgers after cooking, nonetheless within the luggage, in chilly water with ice cubes.

Take the burgers out of the baggage and take away the meals rings, utilizing a knife to separate the ring from the burger if wanted.

Permit the burgers to come back to room temperature earlier than grilling them. Grill them over a highly regarded charcoal hearth till deeply browned on either side. Flip the burgers just a few instances to get a very good stability between browned on the surface and heat on the within. In case you flip them too usually, they are going to be overcooked on the within earlier than they’re brown on the surface. In case you flip them solely as soon as, they could nonetheless be chilly on the within when they’re browned on the surface. I grilled them 2 instances roughly 2 minutes per facet (so 8 minutes in whole). The time wanted will depend on how scorching your charcoal hearth is. Because the burgers are already cooked to medium uncommon utilizing sous vide, you don’t have to fret about undercooking them. I choose to have a burger that’s medium uncommon and maybe a bit lukewarm inside over an overcooked burger.

We loved the burger with grilled eggplant and grilled portobello mushroom. The burger is so tasty that you simply don’t want a sauce.

Wine pairing

A spicy venison burger is nice with a spicy purple wine, similar to a Syrah/Shiraz. We loved it with a Saint-Joseph, a Syrah from the Northern Rhône Valley in France.


Right now’s flashback contrasts with the straightforward venison burger and is a restaurant model dish of romanesco cauliflower with lobster and Thai inexperienced curry.



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