Spicy Grilled Elk Burgers

Spicy Grilled Elk Burgers
Spicy Grilled Elk Burgers
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 Burgers (4 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
88 Calories
0g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Burgers (4 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 144mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 3g
Calcium 76mg 6%
*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.)

These elk burgers get a dose of heat from chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. This cuts the gamy flavor a bit without detracting from it. This burger recipe calls for two chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. If you're not a huge fan of spicy things, you can alter the recipe to tone it down. Serve topped with sliced red onion.  


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground elk meat
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 onion (minced)
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (finely chopped; use less if preferred)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • olive oil
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 small red onion (sliced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Place ground elk meat into a large mixing bowl. Add minced onion, garlic, ketchup, chopped chipotle peppers, and salt. Mix well and form into 4 large, equal sized patties.

  2. Preheat grill for medium heat. Brush patties with olive oil and place onto grill. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature of elk patties reach 165 F. Once cooked, remove from heat and serve on burger buns with sliced onions and your other favorite condiments.

  3. Use one chipotle pepper instead of two for a less spicy version.

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