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9 Tasty Venison Burger Recipes Worthy of Your Fall Harvests

These lip-smacking venison burger recipes will have you itching to fire up the grill.

Deer meat, a.k.a. venison, can be cooked in so many ways, but one of our favorites is deer burgers. No one can say no to a grilled, juicy burger patty on a toasted hamburger bun. Not only that, venison is considered a healthy source of lean protein—much leaner than typical ground beef.

If the gamey taste that often comes with fresh, wild meat has you shying away from trying this hunters' twist on an American delicacy, a few simple techniques can make yours the best burgers on the block. Start with fresh ground venison from your latest harvest or from your local butcher. Add complimentary spices such as onion and garlic powder, and watch your cook time: Nothing ruins a good venison burger more than overcooking it. Because deer meat doesn't have nearly as much fat as beef and pork,  it takes a little less time on the grill to reach its optimum internal temperature. Add your favorite toppings and you'll have a solid meal!

Looking for some inspiration? Check out some of our favorite venison burger recipes from stellar hunters and chefs.

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