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Venison & Pepper Jack Burgers

Venison & Pepper Jack Burgers

Ingredients

Burgers:
  • 1 ½ pounds venison meat, cut into 1-inch chunks, partially frozen
  • ¾ pound fatty pork butt, cut into 1-inch chunks, partially frozen
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups diced onion
  • 1 cup diced button mushrooms
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
Sauce:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons lime juice
Sandwich Fixings:
  • 6 teaspoons softened butter, or as needed
  • 6 hamburger buns, split
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 12 slices pepper Jack cheese
  • 6 (1/4 inch thick) slices tomato
  • Slices of onion

Instructions

  1. When ready to cook, set your grill temperature to 400°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the venison and pork. Combine, being careful to not overwork the meat.  onion mixture, yogurt, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper together in a bowl until just combined. Form into 6 patties and arrange on a large plate. Cover plate with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Mix mayonnaise, steak sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and lime juice together in a bowl until smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time
  4. Make the special sauce. Mix mayonnaise, steak sauce, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, and lime juice together in a bowl until smooth. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.
  5. Insert the probe horizontally into the center of a burger patty. Place the patties directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook, flipping once, until the internal temperature reaches 160°F, or cook to your desired doneness.
  6. Place the sliced onion directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes. During the last minute of cooking, place the cheese on the burgers, and the buns cut-side-down on the grill grates to toast, if desired.
  7. Remove the burgers, onions, and buns from the grill. Build the burgers. Spread the special sauce on the buns, add a burger patty, tomato, lettuce, and grilled onions, as desired.

 

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