Venison Burger with Gorgonzola

15 min

3 min



4 venison meat patties

5 slices of bacon

2 pears

7 oz. gorgonzola

1/3 cup cranberries

2 red onions

7 oz. lettuce

Sauce: we'll leave it up to you. Otto recommends cranberry or red fig sauce if at all.

Venison Burger with Gorgonzola




Caution: deer crossing! This venison burger from the grill is wildly unique. Intense venison aromas are combined with salty bacon, gooey gorgonzola & sweet pears that'll make you go crazy. Join Otto on a top-class venison burger hunt!




Otto gives you a real wild delicacy: a pure venison burger creates a uniquely wild grilling experience.

  1. Venison burger grill prep

    Take the venison burger patties out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to grilling and let them reach room temperature. This is the secret to how you achieve the perfect venison aroma. During this time, you can easily prepare the other ingredients: wash the pears and lettuce, cut the red onions and pears, and crumble the gorgonzola. Get your bacon and cranberries out and ready in preparation for their burger debut.



  1. Preheat your Otto Grill for three minutes to 1500°F. Put the patties on the grill grate and set the Meat-O-Meter to stage 3. Grill the burger patties with high heat for about 90 seconds on each side until they develope a nice crisp crust. By cooking the burgers to a core temperature of 140°F, the burgers are medium rare. Next, put the gorgonzola crumbles atop the venison burger patties so they melt. Alternatively, you can use any other type of sharp or blue cheese for your burger. Take the finished venison burger patties from the grill grate and let them rest aside. Now, the pears and bacon slices can go on the grill for 30 to 60 seconds. Grill the buns as well if you like – because who doesn’t like a toasty bun?

  2. Burger toppings

    Place the grilled pear slices and cranberries on the bottom bun. Then, pile up bacon, onion slices, lettuce and, finally, the venison patty. Next, we have to ask ourselves: sauce or no sauce?

  3. Which sauce suits your venison burger?

    For the modest grillers, Otto suggests a pure alternative. No sauce, no frills. This way, the combination of the juicy venison burger, bacon and gooey gorgonzola gives enough moisture and compliments the sweet flavor of the pears and cranberries.
    If you’re a saucy griller, Otto recommends a cranberry or a red fig sauce to further intesify the wild flavors of this venison burger. You can buy those ready-to-eat or cook up your own.
    No matter your decision, make sure to top off the vension burger with a few more onion rings and lettuce, crowned with the topside of the bun. And then, the moment you’ve been waiting for, take a bite!

  4. Preheat The Otto Grill

    Remove the prawns from the marinade and drain. In the meantime, preheat your Otto Grill at full temperature of 1500°F for 5 minutes.

  5. Grill Prawns

    Place the prawns on the grill grate and adjust the height to Meat-O-Meter level 1-2. Grill the prawns for 1 minute on each side at full temperature. When done, remove the grilled prawns in spicy marinade from the grid and serve.

Created with Sketch.

Find delicious recipes, professional tips, best offers in our newsletter and save 5% on your first grill.

By clicking on "SUBSCRIBE NOW", you agree to let us process your information within the scope of our data protection provisions.


Meet the ultimate companion for your Otto Grill: The Grill Stand gives your Otto Grill a comfy space and plenty of storage for your accessories.