Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Deer burgers (sorry Bambi!)

My hubby and I have been on a bit of a meat kick recently.  Not having had meat in a couple years, we've been wanting to try some different options.  Of course, only meat that we know where it comes from, know it was humanely treated, and was free-range, organic, all that.  A customer of Edgar's is a big deer hunter and apparently has a ton of venison just waiting around to be eaten and as offered to give us as much as we want for FREE!  It doesn't get more organic than that! So hubby brought home some deer burger and deer steaks for us to try.

Last night we broke open the deer burger along with some veggies like tomato, onion, and fresh spinach, yummy gruyere and blue cheeses, sweet BBQ sauce, and some fresh cut bacon from the farmers market.  Man were they totally yumma yumma!!

Very simple to make just pan-frying and so juicy and flavorful..Some people are somewhat afraid of eating deer, even some very avid meat-lovers we know, claiming "its too gamey!"  Most people who say that either don't know what they're talking about (they just say that because thats what they hear everyone else say) or they haven't had it prepared right, either from the processing or the cooking of it. 

These burgers were muy delisioso! The crunch of the veggies, the sharpness of the cheese, saltiness of the bacon, and the juiciness of the burger all blended together in a festival of savory flavor! And I guarantee, that if we put this burger in front of many of our meat-loving-yet-anti-deer-meat friends, they probably wouldn't have known the difference between this burger and a regular beef burger! In fact, maybe we'll try that little experiment sometime soon...hee hee hee :)


  1. Yum! That sounds delicious. I've never had deer, but I'm up for trying it. I've had buffalo which is seriously amazing. If you've never tried it you should go to Ted's and have the bison fillet - sooo good!

  2. Now that's one heck of a burger!!! :) I haven't had ground deer meat in many, many years, but I really do enjoy the taste! It's wonderful you got it for free! Lucky you!