arrow-right cart chevron-down chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up close menu minus play plus search share user email pinterest facebook instagram snapchat tumblr twitter vimeo youtube subscribe dogecoin dwolla forbrugsforeningen litecoin amazon_payments american_express bitcoin cirrus discover fancy interac jcb master paypal stripe visa diners_club dankort maestro trash

Venison Elk Bison and Deer Meat Recipes

Venison Recipes - Spicy Venison Fajita Burger

Venison Recipes - Spicy Venison Fajita Burger

A year ago

Venison Recipes - Spicy Venison Fajita Burger

By: Josh Dahlke 

Backyard burgers have a tendency to get boring. There’s nothing wrong with good ol’-fashioned cheeseburgers cooked over a bed of Kingsford charcoal on a black Weber grill, but you shouldn’t Groundhog Day every Saturday grill session like Bill Murray. Crack a cold cerveza and get a little loco over your fire with this Mexican fajita-inspired venison burger recipe. Your guests will be shouting ARRIBA!



  • 2 pounds spicy venison sausage (use this recipe) /our-obsession/blogs/recipes/small-batch-venison-sausage
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 cups shredded chipotle cheddar cheese
  • 2 sliced bell peppers
  • 1 medium sliced red onion
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • Juice from 1 small lime
  • 1/2 cup crushed pistachios



  1. Form spicy venison sausage into 1/4-pound burger patties.
  2. Pre-heat grill or wood pellet grill to 350 degrees. The Camp Chef SmokePro SG pellet grill has a sweet new direct-flame mode. If you’re using a charcoal grill, add some wood chips while cooking for extra smoky flavor.
  3. While the grill is reaching temp, sauté sliced bell peppers and red onion in a well-oiled skillet.
  4. Grill burgers, turning only once when they start to sweat. Top burgers with sautéed bell peppers and onion, then smother with chipotle cheddar cheese.
  5. While burgers are finishing, grill hamburger buns until golden brown.
  6. Combine minced garlic, sour cream, cilantro, salt, smoked paprika and lime juice in small bowl. Mix well.
  7. Remove burgers from grill, place on hamburger bun bottoms.
  8. Add sliced avocados, sour cream spread and crushed pistachios to hamburger bun tops.
  9. Smash the burgers together and eat. Serve with a side of seasoned tortilla chips. De nada (you’re welcome).

Venison Recipes - Spicy Venison Fajita Burger


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published