The New Zealand Red Deer Burger as Served at Mac and Ernie's in Tarpley, Texas, as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives: Take Out.
Recipe courtesy of Mac & Ernie's Roadside Eatery

New Zealand Red Deer Burger with Bleu Cheese

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 2 servings



  1. Preheat a grill on medium-high heat. Clean the grates thoroughly. Sprinkle each patty with salt and pepper. Grill patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side. (Don't overcook.) Shoot for medium doneness; otherwise, the meat will get dry. Top each with a tablespoon of blue cheese. Toast the kaiser buns on the grill, tops and bottoms cut-side down. Turn over and let the other side toast. Spread Dijon mustard on bun bottoms, mayo on tops. Layer green leaf lettuce, tomato and onion on bun bottoms. Top with patties, then top buns. Enjoy.

Cook’s Note

Ground red deer can be ordered from specialty meat companies. The flavor is mild, not gamey.