Venison Deluxe Bacon Burger

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2 lbs. ground venison, no fat added
6 slices bacon, minced fine (optional)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2/3 cup Progresso plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup red onion, diced fine
1 clove garlic, minced fine
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 teaspoons Morton table salt
1/2 teaspoon Wild Bill's Meat Rub
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black peppercorns (Tellicherry)
6 Kiser rolls
6 cheese slices, your choice
12 slices bacon, fried crisp and drained
Mayonnaise, prefer Duke's brand
Mustard, regular or Dijon
Vidalia onion, sautéed in butter and olive oil 
Lettuce, your choice
Tomato slices
Dill pickle slices (optional)

Combine first eleven ingredients and form into a large ball and place in refrigerator covered for 1 hour allowing flavors to marry.  Meanwhile, fry 12 slices of bacon crisp and drain on paper towels.  Drain bacon drippings from skillet adding 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons olive oil and sauté Vidalia onion slices over medium heat until onions are translucent, about 7 minutes; salt and pepper and set aside. 

Prepare charcoal grill and/or ugly drum smoker for 350 degrees F.  Remove meat from refrigerator and form into 6 equal size balls and flatten out into a patty and make a depression in the center of each patty to prevent patty from swelling up in the center.  Grill each side for approximately 5 to 8 minutes until juices run clear and top with a slice of cheese and allow cheese to melt.  Slice each Kiser roll in half and lightly toast in oven on broil.  Spread mayonnaise on bottom half and mustard on the top half.  Place lettuce on bottom of roll, top with burger, tomato, bacon slices, sautéed onion and/or dill pickle slices.  Serve with your favorite side dishes.

YIELD:  6 burgers

Above venison deluxe bacon burger grilled on 08-18-13 and was excellent!  Moist and juicy with a good infusion of charcoal smoked flavor with complementary flavors of the sautéed onions in butter and olive oil and crisp fried bacon taking this venison burger to the "top of the chart" in my humble opinion.  Can you say "beautimous" out loud?

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Web published on 08-18-14 by Bill aka Mickey Porter.

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