Venison Burger Recipe

The Best Venison Burger Recipe

If you’re an avid hunter looking for a recipe for juicy venison burgers, check out this wild game burgers recipe! This easy venison burger recipe uses only a few spices, and creates flavorful burgers topped with your favorite toppings.

Fat Content

We have our local butcher process our deer meat after hunting season, and they add 30% ground beef to the ground deer meat. This increases the fat content of our burger some, but also reduces the “gamey” flavor straight deer meat can have. You can definitely cook deer burgers without adding beef, the seasoning will still produce meat with great flavor. Just reduce the amount of time the meat is cooked, as the deer fat content is very low and the burgers will turn out extremely dry. I recommend medium well done burgers (hot pink center), when using straight deer meat. If you have straight ground venison and want to add ground beef, you can purchase ground beef from the grocery store and mix it to a similar ratio. If you only plan to cook 1 pound of grilled venison burger, you can purchase a 1/3 pound hamburger patty from the meat counter. Otherwise divide a 1 pound package of high fat ground beef into 1/3, and freeze the other 2/3 (packaged separately) for use later.

Toppings to Make a Delectable Burger

Burger toppings is almost where I become a burger snob. There are sooo many options! During the summer, I like to harvest my toppings from the garden. That way I’m utilizing as many health benefits from this meal as possible (you can read more about the health benefits of gardening). I usually slice some red onion, open a jar of my homemade pickles, harvest some lettuce, and slice some tomato. My family likes cheese, so we usually add some cheddar or pepper jack cheese to half of our burgers.

Cooking The Perfect Venison Burger

Cooking burgers on a pellet grill creates the best burgers ever. I prefer the PitBoss pellet grill, because it reaches higher temperatures needed for searing the outside of the burger. Traegers are nice, but they do not reach the 425° or higher temps to sear and seal in the juices. Of course propane gas grills and charcoal grills are also nice, but the flavor given by the PitBoss is well worth the investment (if you regularly barbecue). The perfect timing for grilling 1/3 lb venison burger patties on a preheated pellet grill at 425° is to place the patties on a clean grill grate, cook 5 minutes, flip, 5 minutes, flip, 2 minutes, flip and add optional cheese, 2 minutes, them remove. Your burgers are now perfectly cooked to a well done temperature, without drying out.

Deer Season (ing)

Seasoning the ground meat mixture before grilling infuses the flavor throughout the burger patty. I find that adding garlic, onion, and Worcestershire sauce creates the best blend of spices for venison burgers. If you are trying to follow a keto diet, you’ll find that this is the best keto venison burger recipe (and it is an EASY recipe).

If you are looking for other venison recipes check out our venison breakfast sausage recipe, venison salisbury steak recipe, venison tater tot casserole, easy venison stroganoff recipe, venison chili recipe, easy venison pot pie recipe, or homemade biscuits and venison gravy recipe!

Venison Burger Recipe

The Best Venison Burger Recipe

A delightful blend of venison meat and seasoning, all in a juicy burger.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 burgers


1 grill PitBoss creates the best flavor!


Meat Mixture

  • 2 pounds ground venison
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Optional Toppings

  • cheese (optional)
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • lettuce (optional)
  • tomato slices (optional)
  • pickle slices (optional)
  • ketchup (optional)
  • mustard


  • Preheat grill to 425°
  • Mix meat, seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce
    2 pounds ground venison, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Form into 1/3 lb patties (should create 6 burgers)
  • Once grill is preheated, clean grates, and place burgers on grill
  • Cook 5 minutes, then flip
  • Cook another 5 minutes, then flip
  • Cook 2 minutes, then flip, and add optional cheese
    cheese (optional)
  • Cook another 2 minutes, and serve.
  • Enjoy!
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Keyword Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Venison
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