Elk Burger Recipe – Elk Burger – How To Make Elk Burger


  • 1 lb. ground elk meat
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. (very cold) grated butter, divided*
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack cheese (or cheese of choice)
  • 4 hamburger buns (I recommend brioche)
  • For serving – spicy mayo


  1. Preheat a grill, cast iron skillet or flat top over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the elk to a bowl with the salt and pepper.
  3. Shape the ground meat into 4 evenly sized patties.
  4. Add a quarter of the grated butter to the center of each burger and fold it in half. Shape into a disc again, making sure all of the butter is now in the inside of the burger. Repeat for each burger.
  5. Place the burgers on the grill and grill for about 4 minutes per side or until they’re medium temperature (140-145F). During the last 2 minutes on the second side, add a slice of cheese to each burger.
  6. Serve with any desired toppings on a bun.

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