Elk Burgers With Caramelized Onions

Elk Burgers With Caramelized Onions IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Elk Burgers With Caramelized Onions IMAGE

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.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2012

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 spanish onions thinly sliced
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 4 Gouda cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns toasted
  • 4 teaspoons light mayonnaise
  • 4 slices tomatoes
Elk Burgers:
  • 3 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons dry red wine
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 lb ground elk

Method

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
14 minutes.

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.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 884 mg
  • Sugars 13 g
  • Protein 38 g
  • Calories 664.0
  • Total fat 36 g
  • Potassium 760 mg
  • Cholesterol 131 mg
  • Saturated fat 18 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 40.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 40.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 23.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 12.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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