Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins
Yes as a beer advertisement says we do eat our national emblem in Australia. Cook over a BBQ with beer in hand while the kids are inside watching repeats of 'Skippy The Bush Kangaroo' on TV. I think it would also work with other low-fat game meats that don't have a really strong flavour.
- 1 kg kangaroo mincemeat
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon garlic, crushed (less if desired)
- 1 large brown onion, finely diced
- 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 cup tomato sauce (or ketchup)
- 12 drops Tabasco sauce (optional)
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 large carrot, grated
- Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in large bowl.
- Form into 8-12 burgers as desired and cook on medium well oiled BBQ plate until cooked through, turning several times. It is a fairly crumbly / low-fat burger so turn over carefully.
- Serve on toast, in a hamburger bun or with a salad.
This was the best rated recipe I could find for a first try at kangaroo. I grilled the burgers and they came out juicy and delicious. Rave reviews all around. I will be making them again. The only change I made was to saute the onions and garlic in a tablespoon of bacon grease before adding as the meat was so lean. If grilling I would suggest oiling the rack well as they wanted to stick a bit when turning.
This was a very good recipe. Weird enough we just happened to buy some kangaroo at Jungle Jim's on Sunday and I found this recipe first.
This was my first time having Skippy for dinner and it did not disappoint. I was happy that I found the ground kangaroo meat at Jungle Jim's market in Cincinnati (he has everything there). The meat is not quite like beef- it is slightly sweet, but meaty. The burgers turned out moist (but not wet) and the flavor reminded me of some Persian meat patties I have eaten before, perhaps because of the thyme. Because of this tasty recipe, I'd be go for trying kangaroo meat again and give it an American twist, and already have a few ideas in mind. Thanks for sharing!