I was so lucky when I got some wild moose meat last year in Sweden. Since it's not so easy to make a good stew from minced meat, I decided to create a Moose Burger.
If you have no chance to get some moose meat, no worries, just buy some minced venison or beef and follow the instructions below.
- 500 g minced moose meat
- 1 small onion
- 1 tsp garlic pressed
- Half egg
- 5 tbsp melted fat or the fat of fried smoked bacon
- 1 tsp freshly chopped savoury
- Salt, pepper
- 4 slices of Swedish Grevè cheese
- Spinach or salad leaves
- 2 handful of grey chanterelles from the nearest forest
- Crispy bacon slices
- 4 burger buns
- First of all, caramelize a small, finely chopped onion on fat.
- In a bigger bowl mix the minced moose meat, caramelized onion, pressed garlic, half egg, the fat of fried, smoked bacon, fresh chopped savoury, salt and pepper.
- Form 4 patties and put them into the fridge, to avoid the patties falling apart later when I fry them.
- Meanwhile prepare the other ingredients: Swedish Grevè cheese slices, spinach, grey chanterelles fried on fat, crispy bacon slices and the burger buns.
- When the patties spent at least an hour in the fridge, put 2 tbsp fat into a frying pan then fried them for 10 minutes on each side, and place the Grevè slices on the top of the patties and fry them till the cheese starts to melt.
- Finally, build the burger: cut the buns in half, dip each half in the hot fat in the frying pan, place the bottom half on a plate and put the leaves and crispy bacon slices on it, the patty and cheese goes in the middle then heap the chanterelles on the top, add some ketchup then closed the burger with the top half of the bun.
I served it with fresh, homemade fries.