Ground moose, bacon and plenty of seasonings make this moose burger recipe incredibly delicious. These pan-fried burgers are cooked in a cast-iron skillet and end up with a slightly crispy exterior and juicy interior. Garnish to taste with your favourite toppings!
Today I’m sharing another moose recipe with you guys!
You may remember my moose stew I shared a while back.
Right now, it’s all about this moose burger recipe.
Moose meat is fairly lean so to add some moisture (and more flavour) to the burgers, some cooked bacon was mixed in.
These come together quickly and can be garnished to how you like ’em! For me, I gotta have caramelized onions or blueberry BBQ sauce (sometimes both). What are your favourite toppings?
How to Make Moose Burgers
Full details on how to make moose burgers are in the recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Fry some bacon lardons in a skillet. You want them cooked but not overly crispy. Remove and drain most of the grease and lay to one side for use later.
- In a bowl, combine ground moose meat with seasonings.
- Add cooked bacon to the burger mixture.
- Form meat into patties, about 4 ounces or so each.
- Fry burgers in a skillet.
- Flip burgers to cook the other side.
- Garnish and enjoy!
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How Do I Know If My Burgers Are Seasoned Enough?
Everyone has a different preference for seasoning. To test whether the burger mixture is just right for you, the easiest thing to do is take a little bit of the seasoned moose meat (about a tablespoon) and cook.
If you feel like you want a little more salt or garlic powder (or whatever), just add a little more to your mixture.
Do I Need to Add Egg?
Nope! I find these stick together just fine without any binder. Things are kept simple here, just ground moose meat, bacon and seasonings.
More Recipe Tips & Variations
If you’d rather keep things simple here, you could just go with salt and pepper for the seasoning and leave out the other stuff.
Speaking of seasoning, season just before cooking.
To add even more richness to these moose burgers, add a little (slightly cooled) bacon grease or cooled melted butter to the ground meat when mixing up.
I like to cook my burgers in a cast-iron skillet. If you want to grill ’em, go right ahead. Just grease your grill and cook until done.
The burgers were cooked in a little bacon grease from the bacon. You can simply use olive oil if you prefer.
Make It A Meal!
This moose burger is substantial as is, but if you want to make more of a meal, add some sides:
Hope you love these ground moose burgers as much as we do!
Did you make this moose recipe? That’s awesome! Please leave a comment below. Love to hear how you enjoyed it. Many thanks!
Moose Burger Recipe (pan fried and garnished to taste)
Moose Burger Recipe
- ¼ pound bacon , cut into lardons (about 113 grams or 4 slices)
- 1 pound ground moose meat (16 ounces)
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon mustard powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- 4 hamburger buns
Sauce/Garnish Ideas (optional)
- BBQ sauce
- Sliced tomato
- Lettuce leaves
- Caramelized onions
- Thinly sliced red or yellow onion
- Sliced cheese
- Place bacon lardons in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat and fry until cooked, but not fully crispy. Transfer cooked bacon to a plate and set aside. Carefully remove grease (put in a dish) and reserve grease for later to put in burgers (optional) and to fry them.
- Meanwhile, add moose meat to a bowl with remaining ingredients (Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, salt, black pepper, mustard powder, garlic powder and smoked paprika). Mix to combine everything.
- Mix in cooked bacon and form into burger patties (about 4 ounces each and about 4 inches in diameter).Note: Add even more moisture to these burgers by mixing in 1 to 2 tablespoons of slightly cooled bacon grease or cooled melted butter.
- To cook burgers, heat a teaspoon or so of bacon grease (or use olive oil) in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.Note: I fried the burgers in batches, cooking two at a time, adding more grease or oil between batches.
- Place two burgers in the skillet, leaving a little space between the burgers. Cook for 4 minutes (the burgers should be well seared on the bottom side).
- Flip the burgers to the other side and continue to cook for another 4 minutes or until cooked through.
- Repeat process to cook remaining two burgers.
- To assemble each burger: spread the insides of the bottom and top portion of the hamburger bun (toast first, if you like) with your favourite sauce or condiment. Place moose burgers over top. Garnish (if desired) with any of the garnish ideas (or your favourite burger toppings), then place the top bun over top to form your burger. Enjoy!
- If you’d rather keep things simple here, you could just go with salt and pepper for the seasoning and leave out the other stuff.
- Speaking of seasoning, season just before cooking.
- To add even more richness to these moose burgers, add a little (slightly cooled) bacon grease or cooled melted butter to the ground meat when mixing up.
- I like to cook my burgers in a cast-iron skillet. If you want to grill ’em, go right ahead. Just grease your grill and cook until done.
- The burgers were cooked in a little bacon grease from the bacon. You can simply use olive oil if you prefer.
Nutrition estimate (if provided) is based on 1 Serving.
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A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are guidelines only.