Elegant Wild Boar Burgers for Two

Total Time
26mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 16 mins

I created this recipe after buying a small amount of wild ground boar to try. I didn't find that the boar was gamey, but maybe just tasted more earthy than, say, beef. If you can find boar, why not give it a try? The cambozola adds richness while complementing the earthy tones of the sage and thyme. The shallot adds a bit of sweetness. A really different burger!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Saute the chopped shallot for 2 minutes or until softened but not brown.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, place the ground boar.
  5. Sprinkle the thyme and sage over top.
  6. Add the worcestershire sauce and pepper.
  7. Add the shallot and oil and mix with hands until well combined.
  8. (If you are making the burgers ahead of time, let the shallot cool completely before adding it to the burger mixture).
  9. Form into two patties about 1/3" thick.
  10. Broil or grill until well done, about 5-6 minutes per side.
  11. Divide cheese and place on burgers about 1 minute before they are done.
  12. Let burgers sit about five minutes before serving.
  13. Nice served with a spinach and mushroom salad with a white wine vinagrette.
  14. (A note about cambozola: It is a blue-veined brie and has a very mild blue flavour. You could probably substitute a mild blue cheese which will emphasize the sage, or a brie which will add richness. Experiment!).
Most Helpful

This is great way to serve ground boar. I highly recommend it with the cheese, I used a German cheese that is very similar in taste to cambozola cheese and it added great layer to already tasty burger. I served them on fresh rolls from my local baker. We will make it again.

Tea Girl June 01, 2012