Sunday Smokeday: Smoked Venison Cheese Burgers

Sunday this week was a day of quiet all to myself as Lorrell and Loriana had a girl’s day at the American Girl Store in Denver. I took that opportunity to throw some venison burgers in the smoker and kick back and enjoy the day. I was already going to smoke some Mac and Cheese, so why not? This was my first attempt  at smoking a burger so I did a bit of research on it. The result….


1 pound of ground venison (beef, elk or antelope would also work)
1 egg
1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 TBSP garlic powder
1/2 TBSP onion powder
Cheese of your choice

venison burgersBeat the egg until smooth. Add the Worcestershire Sauce, onion and garlic powders and whisk together. Add the ground meat to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Form patties and place on your smoker rack. Smoke at 215 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from the smoker and finish on a grill until it reaches your desired doneness. (Note: my grill ran out of gas so I finished these in a cast iron pan on the stove top)

Serve on a bun or in a tortilla with your favorite burger toppings.

smoked venison burgerThis is a very simple way to add some smoke flavor and help keep your favorite wild game burger moist. The smoke flavor really stood out despite only being in the smoker for 30 minutes. It definitely adds to the wild game and is well worth the extra time and effort.


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