Elk Burgers With Caramelized Onions
- Preparation time: 40 minutes
- Total time : 40 minutes
- Portion size: 4
This recipe makes 4 servings
|Per serving: about||-|
|total fat||36 g|
|sat. fat||18 g|
|dietary fibre||4 g|
Ground elk is a lean and tasty alternative to ground beef. Chopped bacon adds a bit of fat to make these burgers ultra-tender, while red wine brings out the richness of the elk.
- 3 tbsp 3tbspbutter
- 2 2spanish onionspanish onions, thinly sliced
- 2 2fresh thyme sprigfresh thyme sprigs
- 2 tsp 2tspgranulated sugar
- 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
- 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
- 4 4thin slices Gouda cheese
- 4 4hamburger bunhamburger buns, toasted
- 4 tsp 4tsplight mayonnaise
- 4 slices 4slicestomato Elk Burgers:
- 3 slices 3slicesbacon, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup 1/2cupfresh bread crumbs
- 2 2cloves garlic, minced
- 3 tbsp 3tbspdry red wine
- 2 tsp 2tspDijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
- 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
- 1 lb 1lbground elkground elk
In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook onions, thyme, sugar, salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender and golden, about 25 minutes. Discard thyme; set onions aside.
Elk Burgers: Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine bacon, bread crumbs, garlic, wine, mustard, salt and pepper; mix in elk just until combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.
Place patties on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted into centre of several reads 165?F (74?C), about
Place cheese slice on each patty; cover and cook until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
Spread each cut side of hamburger buns with 1/2 tsp mayonnaise. Sandwich tomato, burger and caramelized onions between buns.
Source : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2012