Venison burgers

A delicious alternative to a beef burger, these are quick and easy to make. Serve in home-made burger buns
Makes: 6
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 15 mins
Total time: 35 mins




    • 2 tbsp olive oil


    • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped


    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped


    • 500g (1lb) minced venison


    • About 30g (1oz) fresh breadcrumbs


    • 1 medium egg, beaten


    • 2 tsp Dijon mustard


    • 1 tsp each Worcestershire sauce and tomato ketchup


    • Salt and ground black pepper


    • TO SERVE:


    • 6 buns






    1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large, non-stick frying pan and fry the onion and garlic over a medium heat for 2-3 mins.


    1. Transfer the onion and garlic to a large mixing bowl and add the venison, breadcrumbs, egg, mustard and sauces and plenty of salt and pepper. Stir well with a fork to combine.


    1. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and, with wet hands, shape them into burgers.


    1. Add the remaining oil to the pan and fry the burgers over a medium heat for 4-5 mins on each side, or until cooked through.


    1. To serve, put a burger into each bun and serve with a salsa



Nutritional information per portion



fat 6.0g saturates 1.5g calories 160(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.