Bacon Cheese Venison Burgers

Bacon Cheese Venison Burgers are so good you don’t even need the bun!

Bacon Cheese Venison Burgers

Bacon Cheese Venison Burgers is a wonderful way to use ground venison!

The bacon and cheese help hydrate the venison.  The added fat keeps the meat from becoming too tough or cooking too quickly.  It is easy to tell when these Bacon Cheese Venison Burgers are done because the cheese browns nicely. 

Bacon Cheese Venison Burgers

Bacon Cheese Venison Burgers


  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 1/2 ground venison
  • optional: 1 package Birdseye onions and garlic or 1 fresh onion and 2 cloves of garlic


  1. Chop the onions and garlic. These vegetables can be eliminated but they not only add flavor but moisture to the meat.
  2. Shred the cheese.
  3. Cook and then crumble the bacon.
  4. Mix all ingredients together. Fill free to add more of the ingredients prefer but note that you need the mixture to hold together well and not be overly dry or wet to form the burger patties.
  5. Form patties.
  6. Broil, flip when browned. When flip side is browned, cut into one to ensure it is cooked but do not overcook!
  7. Optional variations: Try with your favorite cheese. Low fat cheeses are not recommended due to the need for the fat to moisten the venison and keep it tender. If you like spices try adding some chopped jalapenos! Once I used very little bacon and added the onions, another time I used no onions and more bacon. Remember venison can dry out and you are adding moisture as well as fat!

Looking for other gluten free recipes:  peanut butter cookies, or cookie butter and tips for Thanksgiving.  Need more venison recipes:  Your Way Cuisines,  Sloppy Joe, Tips for Cooking venison, Recipes for Venison.

Enjoy bacon cheese venison burgers without a bun for a delicious gluten free meal and or dress as desired.

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  1. Amanda wisby says

    Perfect recipe I live in Oregon so always a lot of fresh venison this time of year thanks to a family of hunters

  2. Paula Gillespie says

    My husband is an avid deer hunter and every year he has his meat processed and I am always looking for new recipes to use. This looks good, will definitely have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tina T says

    Great recipe thanks for sharing. My hubby just filled the freezer with venison so excited to try this out… Usually hamburger from venison are dry great idea to add in bacon and cheese.

    • Rachel Case says

      Venison is deer meat. This recipe uses ground venison which is very low in fat. You need to add moisture (such as onions) or fat (cheese, bacon) to make sure the venison does not get tough when cooking!

  4. Tamarae Ellis says

    I love venison and we are all hunters in our household so we are looking for awesome recipes and I cannot WAIT to try this!!

  5. Stephanie Oladell says

    Oh, this recipe is one for my home. My husband is in tree stand, right now. I’m crossing my fingers he will get us some venison to fill the freezer.
    Thank you, for sharing!,

  6. Susan S.,TN says

    Going to have to give this recipe to my husband. He is always looking for good venison recipes. I might even give this one a try. Sounds really good. Thanks

  7. christie birkenbach cook says

    thank you I have never tried doing any burgers with it just used it in recipes! Appreciate your recipe and sharing!

  8. says

    We will sure give this recipe a try when the hunters bring in the venison. Hope you are staying warm and cozy in this cold weather and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Charlie says

    Could I use a soft cheese, such as Boursin?

    I was just given some ground venison at Christmas and I think this is the recipe to use it in.

    Have a Joyful Day :~D

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