These easy to make juicy elk burgers are low in fat, high in protein, and delicious in flavor!
- 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
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.
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.