Summer is in full swing, and it's officially grillin' season. If you haven't yet emptied your freezer of elk meat from last fall, then you are long overdue for a great wild-game burger.
Elk meat is extremely sought after for its taste, versatility, and health benefits. Often times used as a healthier alternative to beef, it’s considered a powerhouse of nutrition because it is high in protein and packed full of healthy vitamins and minerals such as zinc, vitamin B12, niacin, and B6. Better yet, it is low in fat, carbohydrates, and calories.
There are two things that can make or break a good burger, seasoning and balance. Seasoning is something everyone understands but balance can refer to any component of a dish; flavor, texture, appearance, etc. This savory recipe combines the perfect balance of flavors. It hits the sweet (pineapple), salty (teriyaki), spicy (Franks mayo), fatty (cheese and bacon), and fresh (cilantro and lettuce).
So what are you waiting for? Get grillin' and enjoy!