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Grilled Ultimate Game Burger

Grilled Ultimate Game Burger

By Traeger Kitchen

Boar and venison meet for a burger you can't beat. Nicky USA ground venison and wild boar are grilled then topped with lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, onions and special sauce.

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes




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Units of Measurement:
3/4 Pound ground wild boar
3/4 Pound ground venison
To Taste Salt
To Taste Pepper
1 White onion sliced 1/4-inch-thick, for serving
4 Pieces American cheese, for serving
4 burger buns, for serving
1 Tomato, sliced 1/4-inch-thick, for serving
4 Pieces Iceberg lettuce, for serving
Special Sauce
2 Tablespoon Mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon ketchup
2 Teaspoon sweet pickle relish
1/2 Teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 Teaspoon distilled white vinegar


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 400 °F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C

  • 2

    In a medium bowl, add the boar and venison. Combine, being careful to not overwork the meat. Form the meat mixture into four 1/3 lb patties. Season both sides of the burgers generously with salt and black pepper.

    • 3/4 Pound ground wild boar

    • 3/4 Pound ground venison

    • To Taste Salt

    • To Taste Pepper

  • 3

    Make the special sauce. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish, sugar, and vinegar. Stir well and set aside.

    • 2 Tablespoon Mayonnaise

    • 1 Tablespoon ketchup

    • 2 Teaspoon sweet pickle relish

    • 1/2 Teaspoon granulated sugar

    • 1/2 Teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 4

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of a burger patty. Place the patties directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook, flipping once, until the internal temperature reaches 160°F, or cook to your desired doneness.

    400 ˚F / 204 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

  • 5

    Place the sliced onion directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 5 minutes. During the last minute of cooking, place the cheese on the burgers, and the buns cut-side-down on the grill grates to toast, if desired.

    • 1  White onion sliced 1/4-inch-thick, for serving

    • 4 Pieces American cheese, for serving

    • 4  burger buns, for serving

  • 6

    Remove the burgers, onions, and buns from the grill. Build the burgers. Spread the special sauce on the buns, add a burger patty, tomato, lettuce, and grilled onions, as desired. Enjoy!

    • 1  Tomato, sliced 1/4-inch-thick, for serving

    • 4 Pieces Iceberg lettuce, for serving

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