Ostrich Burgers

Ostrich burger

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
378 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 378
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 906mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 6mg 34%
Potassium 513mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Ostrich has a very beef-like quality but is a much leaner meat. You might just be able to fool a few people with this ostrich burger recipe.


  • 2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 pound ground ostrich

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 burger buns

  • Lettuce, optional

  • Sliced tomatoes, optional

  • Sliced onion, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until slightly brown. Allow it to cool.

  2. Combine with ostrich meat, salt, and pepper and form into patties about 1 inch thick.

  3. Preheat grill. Place patties on hot grill and cook on each side for 5 to 6 minutes or until done (an internal temperature of 165 F). Serve on buns with your favorite hamburger toppings.

  4. Enjoy.

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