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Recipe tip: Venison is a very lean meat so mixing in a bit of pork mince gives these burgers extra juiciness.


  • 1 small red onion
  • 300g venison mince
  • 100g pork mince
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • a handful of leaves parsley, chopped
  • groundnut oil
  • 4 thick slices dolcelatte
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 2 handfuls watercress
  • 4 brioche-style buns, toasted


  • STEP 1

    Peel the onion including the first layer, keeping it whole. Grate it on the rough side of a box grater. Squeeze out most of the onion juice and discard then drop the pulp into a bowl.

  • STEP 2

    Add the venison, pork, Worcestershire sauce and parsley. Season really well then mix together.

  • STEP 3

    Form into 4 burgers, flattening them out so that they’re bigger than the buns as they will shrink when cooking. Oil the burgers on both sides and season again, going heavy on the pepper.

  • STEP 4

    Heat a large heavy frying pan to hot. Add the burgers and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Add the cheese to the top and cover with a lid or baking sheet to create some steam and melt the cheese. Mix the mayo and mustard and spread over the bottom of the toasted buns. Add some watercress and top with a burger and the bun top.


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