Awesome Moose Burger
(Corner Brook, Nl. Canada)
½ cup (125 mL) cooked and cooled finely chopped caramelized onion
6-8 strips of cooked bacon
1 clove garlic, minced
½ tsp (2 mL) crushed red pepper or dried crushed jalapeno peppers
1 egg, beaten
4 tsp (20 mL) melted bacon fat (from cooked bacon strips)(keep bacon for topping)
½ tsp (2 mL) fresh savoury
1 lb (500 g) ground moose meat
4 slices aged cheddar
In large bowl, combine onion, crushed red pepper, garlic, egg, bacon fat and savoury; add moose meat, mixing just until combined. Form into 4 patties, each ¾ inch (2 cm) thick; transfer to tray, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Heat large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat; add oil. Sear patties, turning once, until digital thermometer inserted into centre reads 160°F (71°C), about 10 minutes. Top each with bacon & cheese and broil or cover until melted, about 1 minute.
Add Condiments to your taste. Enjoy!