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Venison Burger – Stefan’s Connoisseur Weblog

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

I want 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 mixture 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 quick 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 superb 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 will 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 chrome steel meals rings with a diameter of 10 cm (4 inches) and a top of 4 cm (1.5 inches). The rings make sure that the burgers will maintain their form in the course of the vacuum sealing course of.

Cook dinner the burgers sous vide at 55C/131F for 90 minutes. You possibly can prolong the cooking time to 4 hours to pasteurize. In the event you use farmed venison and grind it your self, pasteurizing will not be needed, until you may 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 luggage and take away the meals rings, utilizing a knife to separate the ring from the burger if wanted.

Permit the burgers to return to room temperature earlier than grilling them. Grill them over a very popular charcoal fireplace till deeply browned on either side. Flip the burgers just a few occasions to get steadiness between browned on the skin and heat on the within. In the event you flip them too typically, they are going to be overcooked on the within earlier than they’re brown on the skin. In the event you flip them solely as soon as, they might nonetheless be chilly on the within when they’re browned on the skin. I grilled them 2 occasions roughly 2 minutes per facet (so 8 minutes in complete). The time wanted depends upon how scorching your charcoal fireplace is. Because the burgers are already cooked to medium uncommon utilizing sous vide, you don’t have to fret about undercooking them. I want 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 crimson wine, reminiscent of a Syrah/Shiraz. We loved it with a Saint-Joseph, a Syrah from the Northern Rhône Valley in France.


At present’s flashback contrasts with the easy venison burger and is a restaurant fashion dish of romanesco cauliflower with lobster and Thai inexperienced curry.


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