Elegant Wild Boar Burgers for Two

“I created this recipe after buying a small amount of wild ground boar to try. I didn't find that the boar was gamey, but maybe just tasted more earthy than, say, beef. If you can find boar, why not give it a try? The cambozola adds richness while complementing the earthy tones of the sage and thyme. The shallot adds a bit of sweetness. A really different burger!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Saute the chopped shallot for 2 minutes or until softened but not brown.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a bowl, place the ground boar.
  5. Sprinkle the thyme and sage over top.
  6. Add the worcestershire sauce and pepper.
  7. Add the shallot and oil and mix with hands until well combined.
  8. (If you are making the burgers ahead of time, let the shallot cool completely before adding it to the burger mixture).
  9. Form into two patties about 1/3" thick.
  10. Broil or grill until well done, about 5-6 minutes per side.
  11. Divide cheese and place on burgers about 1 minute before they are done.
  12. Let burgers sit about five minutes before serving.
  13. Nice served with a spinach and mushroom salad with a white wine vinagrette.
  14. (A note about cambozola: It is a blue-veined brie and has a very mild blue flavour. You could probably substitute a mild blue cheese which will emphasize the sage, or a brie which will add richness. Experiment!).

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