No shrinkage

A few years ago, I had eaten venison possibly 2-3 times in my life.  I’ve eaten it at least 150 times in the past year.  Really.  In all forms except for weird organ parts.   Last year we bought a meat grinder which is one of the best investments that the Robert Davis Meat Processing Plant has made.   It isn’t the biggest one; it was on sale at Academy so instead of costing $149, it cost $69.  That’s pretty amazing.  I’m the kind of person who dithers over a purchase until the reduced price item has sold out or the sale is over.  That I captured the lower price is a notch in my shopping resume.

I didn’t believe Bob when he said that ground venison doesn’t shrink, but it’s the truth.  A giant meat patty with raw venison is a giant meat patty with cooked venison.  Bob grilled deer burgers the other night.  He combined about 2 lbs of venison with 1 lb of 80/20 ground chuck, added salt, pepper, and garlic, and separated the meat into 12 patties.  He pressed chopped onions into 6 of the patties and pressed Kalamata olives into the other 6.   After sprinkling the onioned patties with cheese, he combined them to make 6 giant deer burgers.

After sealing the edges, he put them on the grill that he had gotten started before he started the deer burger production.

6 stuffed burgers, on the grill.  After cooking them for 15 minutes or so, Bob turned them over and let them cook for another 10 minutes.

Halfway through the cooking process the burgers are still huge.  Very little fat.

They just fit Texas sized buns.  Yum!

About texasgaga

I am a mom, a grandmom (Gaga to my 2nd oldest grand-child), a sister, a friend, a construction estimator, a homeowner, an active member of a 12 step recovery group, an artist, a reader, a survivor, a do it yourself wannabe, a laugher
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2 Responses to No shrinkage

  1. texasgaga says:

    now thats a burger ,and 4 the easter feast ? back strap , deer sausage and more back strap!!!ya got 2 love it .

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