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elk burger with cheese and caramelized onions.

Elk Burgers

These easy to make juicy elk burgers are low in fat, high in protein, and delicious in flavor!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 372 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pound ground elk meat
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Your favorite hamburger toppings

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized bowl, sprinkle seasonings over the elk meat. Use a spoon or your hands to mix the seasonings into the meat until evenly distributed.
  • Divide the meat into four balls. Form each ball into a patty that is ¾-inch thick.
    Press your thumb into the center of each patty to make an indention in the middle. This will help the patty hold its shape.
    Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Place a grill pan or skillet on the stove over medium heat. Add butter and olive oil to the pan.
    (If cooking on an outdoor grill, oil the grates and turn onto medium heat.)
  • Once the butter has melted, add the elk burger patties to the pan.
    Cook for 4 minutes, then flip the patties over.
    Cook an additional 2 minutes, then add cheese, if using.
    Cook for 2 more minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140-145 degrees.
  • Remove patties. Add to a hamburger bun, along with desired toppings.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Elk Burgers
Amount per Serving
Calories
 
372
Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
18
g
28
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
82
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
766
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
420
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
29
g
58
%
Vitamin A
 
107
IU
2
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
88
mg
9
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword 15 minute meal, burger, game meat, hamburger
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