Pheasant Burgers?

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Pheasant Burgers?

Anyone ever made Pheasant Burgers (Ground up seasoned patties)?

I have seen recipes online, but have never tried to make them and/or had one pass through my lower intestine. I would love to have pre-made Pheasant Burgers once summer rolls around (if they are good). Let me know if you have any advice.

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I haven't made pheasant burgers, but making fajitas out of them are awesome! My buddy Brenton got me started on it a few years ago. You make strips, cook them up in the frying pan, then add peppers, onions, tomatoes, etc.. and some taco bell fajita seasoning. Do everything else you normally would and enjoy.

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Auggie1415,

I have made those exact fajitas, made jerky, used a crock pot, grilled 'em and baked 'em, etc. I think it would be awesome to grind 'em up and mix 'em with seasoning and freeze 'em as patties. Then come summertime and can quickly grill 'em. I basically want to eliminate preparation time.

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pheasant,no,but wild turkey
yes,ok,but had to mix some
fat so it would taste.
have made some tastey brats
thou,that may work with prairie
rats.

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Ground pheasant is great. One more way to eat those exotic species and get my wife to eat them too. They are dry though and not alot of flavor so add plenty of seasoning and keep moist in pan (butter) and never overcook just as you wouldn't any lean wild game. The patties stick well together. If you do add fat it will take on that flavor. Cajon Seasoning is my favorite!

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make every year take to parties women love them.take about 5lbs of bone pheasnt and about 2lbs of smoked bacon grind together you won't believe how good it is. I myself like pepper bacon But I like a little more spice
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add bacon when you are grinding the pheasant. throw in some garlic cloves and fry it up (LOTS OF VENTELATION!!)

Pretty good!

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If you dont' want bacon or to even help it hold together a bit better if you use bacon, add an egg.

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I make turkey summer sausage and use an 80/20 mix with boston butt pork roast. I wouldn't hesitate to use the same percentage for pheasant burgers.

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A friend of mine and also a fellow FBO member I told him how I grind venison and bacon ti=ogether to add a little fat, alot of tast to my burger. He took what I do and added pheasant instead of venison and tells me it is great. I am emailing him a heads up about this thread and hopefully he can add a little more hands on perception to how he mixes his.....

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I had phesant burgers for the first time this year. It was great. Best way I have eaten pheasant.

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I did indeed make pheasant burgers and they were fantastic. I ground 12 lbs of pheasant and 6 lbs of bacon (2/3 pheasant 1/3 bacon). The women and children went crazy for them. In fact, everyone loved them and people asked if I could help them convert their freezer pheasants into pheasant burger. It is about the easiest meat to process. Take your pheasant, buy as many 3 lb. blocks of bacon pieces as needed and grind them up. Mix the ground bacon and pheasant and package. The bacon is already seasoned, so there is little need to season. I do use a little garlic salt and cracked pepper before grilling, but that

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By far the best pheasant burger recipe I've ever had came from Alpha Dog Nutrition's website. They've got just enough kick to be flavorful, but not so much that it's overpowering. Highly recommend them!

Here's the link to their recipe: https://alphadognutrition.com/blogs/alpha-blog/perfect-pheasant-burger 

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Wow. Lots of great ideas how to cook pheasant and even better, turkey burgers to keep from drying out!    

The last turkey I shot must have been a teenager when Custer rode past, he was so old and tough! The turkey, not so much Custer.   I hate to kill anything I don't eat and almost didn't apply for turkeys this fall even though I love stalking them with a bow or my home built muzzy handgun!   After reading the above posts, I think I'll apply.

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bobkat wrote:

Wow. Lots of great ideas how to cook pheasant and even better, turkey burgers to keep from drying out!    

The last turkey I shot must have been a teenager when Custer rode past, he was so old and tough! The turkey, not so much Custer.   I hate to kill anything I don't eat and almost didn't apply for turkeys this fall even though I love stalking them with a bow or my home built muzzy handgun!   After reading the above posts, I think I'll apply.

I'd like to see pics of that home built muzzy handgun!  Not to hijack the thread or anything...

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I have made pheasant nuggets.  I use Frying Magic and make a batter with beer.  Dip them and either fry or deep fry.  They're better than McDonald's if you ask me.  Easy to do. Great finger food with the rest of that beer I opened for the dip.

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CZ550 wrote:

I have made pheasant nuggets.  I use Frying Magic and make a batter with beer.  Dip them and either fry or deep fry.  They're better than McDonald's if you ask me.  Easy to do. Great finger food with the rest of that beer I opened for the dip.

This is definitely one of my favorite ways to make pheasant.

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Made pheasant burgers and pheasant nuggets, one of three ways we usually make it the other being a hotdish like recipe with stove top.

 

The burgers need fat content as said, I add just enough bacon to be about 80% bird 20% hog, then a few more strips because well bacon is awesome.  We mix in Rick's salt and CJ's seasoning (I believe CJ's is out of Fargo, found at Scheels or Pride of Dakota). 

Pheasant nuggets we use a mixture of cracker crumbs, shore lunch, and rick' salt.. this is the kids and my favorite.

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If I can manage to shoot a few birds this year I'm gonna have to try this pheasant burger.  Sounds pretty tasty!

The other thing I like to do is make pheasant stroganoff.  I just use the packets of seasoning for the sauce and eat it over egg noodles.

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No point killing the messenger, as frustrating as this is.  She may or may not be a Dratted LIBERAL, but more likely she is parroting on what she is told to say from her higher ups.  Most of these malls are owned by out of state conglomerates and a decision like this is probably made on the 137 th floor of some office building in some big city.  I have no doubt that you or,any responsible CWP holde could easily out debate the lady on the phone or some poor hired sort of security fellow, who in all likelihood is a hunter fisherman gun owner like you and I. And being from ND I'd bet the phone lady or some in her family are gun owners, too.

About all a person can do is lodge a complaint. Even of enough of us did so, odds are overwhelming that the policy wouldn't change.   A lot of these d cisions are made by insurance company attorneys, corporate attorneys, etc.  

I suspect the poor lady who answers the phone is as frustrated as you are, but her hands are tied too.  Unfortunately that's  the way it is,  but you and I won't change it either.  They own the building, they make the rules!   But as I said above, they don't make LAWS!

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I screwed up. (Again) my fat fingers.......the above post should be on the anti gun signage thread and I can't seem to copy and paste on this dinky little phone, even with my bifocals! LOL

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Thanks for tryin anyways Bob haha

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