Tasty burger bowl sits next to a skillet of ground venison
Jenifer Danella

Ground Venison Burger Bowls Are an Easy Work Night Treat

A tasty twist on an all-in-one burger bowl.

If you haven't already noticed, we are all about quick and easy dinners around here, especially when it allows us to use game meat. Ground venison is a healthy, leaner replacement for ground beef and generally less expensive, especially if it came from this year's deer hunting season. Plus, it can make so many different meals, like this venison burger bowl.

While we love whipping up venison burgers, chili, tacos, and even pizza with this versatile deer meat, serving an entire dinner in a bowl is the best way for a quick, healthy weeknight meal. These venison bowls cover all the bases with solid protein, crispy veggies, and a tasty DIY burger sauce featuring mayo, ketchup, and relish, along with some of our favorite spices (hello, paprika!), to top it all off. So grab a skillet and a bowl and whip up this delicious meal.

Easy Weeknight Venison Burger Bowls


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For the Venison Burgers

  • 1 pound ground venison
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

For the Bowls

  • Romaine lettuce, shredded or chopped
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Roma tomatoes, diced
  • Sliced pickles
  • Red onion, thinly sliced
  • Sesame seeds to garnish (optional)

For the Sauce

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dill relish
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Recipe Directions

  1. Mix together the ingredients for the burger sauce in a small to medium-sized bowl, then set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground venison, breaking it up into chunks as it cooks. Drain fat, if needed. Then mix in seasonings.
  3. Prepare the burger bowls by adding the chopped lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, and red onions in a bowl.
  4. Top with seasoned ground venison and drizzle with burger sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.

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