One of my favorite summer foods, moose hamburgers!
We had a gathering of friends on the weekend and decided we should cook up barbequed burgers for everybody. I don't now about you and your friends but a friendly gathering around the BBQ and campfire is something we love to do. We are fortunate to live in the country away from the city core so on occasion our gatherings will include a campfire. Sitting around the fire is a great way to relax and get caught up with the goings on with your friends... Don't you think?
Everyone loves Summer Barbeques, and Moose Hamburgers on the grill are no exception so I thought I would share how to cook moose hamburgers. We added a Pasta and Potato Salad and were set.
Ingredients (makes 16 patties):
I like to put all my patties on a large tray and then place them in the freezer until I am ready to use them. It doesn't matter if they freeze, if all the time you have is for them to get a little stiff... that's OK. It helps to keep the patties together while cooking.
If you don’t use all your patties at once place a piece of waxed paper between each one and then let them freeze for future use. For longer storage, once frozen I put my moose hamburger patties into freezer bags for easy access. If you want to grind your own moose meat get a quality grinder to do the job. Any leftover meat from the previous year can easily be ground.
I filmed the process of making moose burgers, in the film I varied the recipe... which we often do!
Hint: Moose Meatloaf Recipe
You can always take the same mixture from the moose hamburgers and place it into a loaf pan... voila... easy moose meatloaf!
This is me, Mark barbequing moose burgers for our guests. Caught me with my favorite summer beverage, beer!
A close up view of my Barbeque Apron. "Got me moose B’y" is found on lots of different types of merchandise in Newfoundland. One day I hope to visit Newfoundland to explore the rich history and hunt the moose.
Note how lean (low fat) moose hamburger meat is! Moose meat is all natural and therefore a healthy choice from the red meat group.
Add your favourite dressings and voila you have the makings for a perfect meal!
We added leaf lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed onion, mozzarella cheese and our own special sauce.
Mix equal portions of mayonnaise and hamburger relish, add about one quarter of your mixture in ketchup. Example: 1/2 cup mayo, 1/2 cup relish, 1/4 cup ketchup. Internal Temperature for Cooked Moose Meat
Nutritional value of Moose Meat
Moose meat is naturally low in fat, and because it comes from the wild it contains no harmful chemicals or hormones. Moose meat is so low in fat that you often have to add some to prevent it from being dry. When we process our moose meat we do not add any fat to our mince, choosing instead to add fat when cooking as needed.