I never know how to cook venison, so this year I’m looking for some recipes to add to my collection. This one was delicious. My husband said it tasted like mini meatloaf. You be the judge.
Delicious Deer Balls (Venison) by Melanie Knight- inspired by www.deerrecipesonline.com- Spicy Deer Balls
2 lbs ground deer burger (venison/beef mix if you have it)
4 tbs ketchup
1 1/2 cups dry instant oatmeal (pulverized in a blender)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
3 tsp soy sauce
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup fig preserves
1 cup ketchup
1 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs brown sugar
Directions-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sauce: Mix all ingredients and simmer on low for 5 minutes, set aside
Meatballs: Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Mix all ingredients, then form meatballs about 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter.
Place meatballs on the baking sheet- not touching. Cover each meatballs with a spoonful od sauce. Bake for 30-45 minutes. Makes about 30 meatballs. Had these as my entire dinner. These would be perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas appetizers.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t even know what a Durr Burger was until last week. I was helping my son look up some live video streaming stuff (I’d explain further, but it was beyond my skill set) and came across sssniperwolf’s video on how to make a Durr Burger- being a foodie, of course I had to watch it. Once I saw the super cute Durr Burger, I was in love and HAD to make one for myself. My son also showed me some Fortnite footage and I think Durr Burger looks suspiciously like an In-N-Out Burger. These would be perfect for a birthday party, but they made for a fun family dinner.
Beefy Onion Durr Burger Recipe by Melanie Knight (inspired by sssniperwolf)
Makes 4 Burgers
1 pound hamburger (organic grass fed 85/15)
1 pack dry Lipton beefy onion soup mix (get the name brand it taste amazing)
1 beefy tomato- sliced into 4 thick slices
4 green olives with pimento- the big ones if you can find them
8 black olive slices (eyes)
8 mozzarella balls (eyes)
4 slices cheddar cheese
4 whole wheat hamburger buns (the video game has sesame topped buns, but I opted for whole wheat since I don’t eat white bread)
4 slices of turkey bacon (for the tongue)
8 toothpicks to hold the eyes on
4 bamboo skewers, cut down to hold the olive in place (see pic)
Mix the hamburger with the dry soup mix, then shape into 4 burger patties. Cook in a frying pan over med high heat for a few minutes, then flip and cook on the other side until done. I like my burgers well done, so adjust the time if you like yours medium.
At the same time, heat the turkey bacon up in another frying pan 3-4 minutes per side. This smells amazing while it cooks, so heads up.
For the eyes, cut a small circle out of each mozzarella ball and insert the black olive slice. Repeat 7 more times.
To assemble follow this order: bottom bun, hamburger, cheese slice, tomato, turkey bacon (adjust so it hangs out like a tongue to the side and to the bottom of the bun), top bun, skewer with green olive (slightly tilt the skewer). Insert a tooth pick on the left & right top with 1/2 inch sticking out, then add a mozzarella ball to each one.
Viola! You now have 4 Durr Burgers!
Side note- I had a really hard time eating food that was looking at me. I took a bite with the eyes on and it was difficult to enjoy my food. Once I took the eyeballs off, that baby disappeared lickety-split 🙂
I saw ham & Swiss biscuits on Ree Drummond’s Instagram feed last weekend and they looked so tasty. She didn’t share the recipe, so I found this one on Pinterest instead. This heartwarming sandwich is typically reserved for a party- so here’s to my very merry un-birthday party of 1 on the patio. It was quite a delicious affair.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. In a bowl, mix together butter, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, poppy seeds, and dried onion. Separate the tops from bottoms of the rolls, and place the bottom pieces into the prepared baking dish. Layer about half the ham onto the rolls ( I used 2 slices of ham per roll). Arrange the Swiss cheese over the ham ( I used 1 slice of cheese per roll, cut into 4 pieces and layered on top of ham). Place the tops of the rolls onto the sandwiches. Pour the mustard mixture evenly over the rolls.
Bake in the preheated oven until the rolls are lightly browned and the cheese has melted, about 20 minutes. Serve while warm- these make me feel all safe and warm inside.