Recipe: Grouse Burgers

Published on 05 January 2018
Author: Coral Rose
At this time of year we are enjoying stocking up the freezer during shooting season and I’m making the most of the variety! Investing in a mincer has opened up a whole new range of options for cooking game. One of those options being a delicious homemade burger!


  • 4 grouse breasts
  • 250g fatty bacon
  • Seasoning – I used, chives, parsley, thyme, pepper
  • 1 grated garlic clove
  • 4 burger buns
  • Handful of seasonal salad
  • 4 thick slices of your favourite cheese
  • 8 slices of bacon


Mince together the fatty bacon and grouse breasts.
Don’t add salt as this can make the burger mushy, you most likely won’t need any with all the bacon.

Mix in lightly the seasonings and garlic. Over handling can make the burger dense, so be careful!
Make loosely into four patties.

Pan fry 5 minutes on each side med-high heat.

Add your thick slice of favourite cheese and pop under the grill for another 4 minutes – until the cheese has melted. Let the burger rest somewhere warm.
In this time fry your bacon.

Then it’s building time! Pile up your homemade burger and cheese, bacon, seasonal salad and your preferred sauce! I added tomatoes too! Enjoy!

What’s your favourite recipe for grouse?