Spicy Elk Burgers

Disc It Elk cropped imageThis marks the first time an elk has ever tried to kick me in the throat after it died.  All kinds of living things have threatened me with a good swift kick–mules, my dad, the judge, that nun at my pre-school–but up until now, never a dead animal. I know what you’re thinking, and you can put away the shotgun. It wasn’t a zombie elk. But hey, better luck next time, zombie fans.

The dead elk in question was ground into burger patties and the kick was courtesy of the spicy goodness infused within it thanks to some chorizo and special seasoning. See, Mike Frison stopped by Disc-It for a cooking demo using his Fri-B-Que Seasoning on some amazing Elk and Chorizo Burgers. You can see the demo here or if you just want the recipe for yourself, here you go:

Kick to the Throat Elk Burgers
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Recipe type: Hamburger
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 to 8
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  • 1lb ground elk
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 package (8 links) of Peyton’s Chorizo (or brand of your choice)
  • Fri-B-Que Seasoning Rub– approximately 4 tablespoons
  • 10-15 crackers, crumbled
  • 4 eggs
  • 2tbsp of salt, pepper, and garlic
  • Cheese
  • Hamburger buns
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, and onions
  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground elk, ground beef, and ground chorizo thoroughly.
  2. Add in the 4 eggs and crackers, and mix together in the bowl.
  3. Add salt, pepper, garlic, and Fri-B-Que seasoning.
  4. Form into 5-inch diameter patties, about ¼ inch thick.
  5. Turn the DISC-IT (or grill) on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil to the disc and wipe the surface of the cooking disc.
  6. Add the patties to the disc and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Lightly cover each side of the patties with
  7. additional Fri-B-Que seasoning.
  8. Place the buns face down on the outer edge of the disc to toast the bun.
  9. Add cheese to burger to melt. Serve with lettuce, tomatoes and onions.



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One Response to Spicy Elk Burgers

  1. Wow, I have got to try this recipe! My family loves burgers, but they’re just so boring. Give me some heat! I really want to try these with some green chiles and onions mixed into the patties. Thanks!

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