I got my game on this week, wild game meat that is. Last weekend a friend of mine gave me some elk meat, a whole bunch of it. For my attempt at cooking elk meat I decided to start with a burger, because it’s really hard to screw up a burger and it focuses on the flavor of the meat.
I started by seasoning seasoning the patties with my BBQ-Rub. I was really pleased with the taste the seasoning added, just complimented the meat without being overpowering.
As much as I love grilled burgers, I decided to cook them on my disc because I wanted to get a nice crunch sear on the outside of the meat and lock in all of the flavors and juices. I didn’t want additional flavors from the smoke to cover up any flavors.
I finished the burger with a slice of american cheese, whole mustard, pickles and onion, just wanted to keep it simple. In hindsight the american cheese was a little too much, should have used milder cheese. Here’s the final burger with some steak fries.