Brynn Enslin's Venison Burger

Brynn Enslin's Burger / Kate Martens (p)

Brynn shares his delicious venison burger patties wrapped in bacon. “This recipe is nothing fancy, however, if cooked over an open fire the smoke enhances the flavours and leaves you wanting more,” he says. “For me this sitting-around-a-blazing-fire-and-exchanging-stories style of eating is about transporting family and friends into the wilderness. The whole experience is one that my family and I have enjoyed repeatedly. I urge you to get out there, become one with nature and all it offers. The great outdoors inspires me and foraging for flavours motivates me. Since I can remember I have known what I can and can’t eat in nature - simply by observing the animals and their behaviour. Perhaps this is the reason I have huge respect for the animals I hunt and utilise every part, possible.”
— Jackie Cameron

Brynn's Burger Recipe


  • 1kg of venison mince or preferred mince meat
  • 1 cup 250 ml grated butternut
  • 1 grated apple
  • ½ cup oats 
  • Streaky Bacon to wrap around burger patty
  • Feta cheese to go between patty and bacon


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Then weigh out 8 burger patties at 125g each.
  3. Flatten with hand and shape into desired shape.
  4. Crumb feta cheese in the center of the burger and wrap tightly in bacon-so two pieces almost forming a cross over the burger.
  5. Cook in whatever fashion you please until done and season with Oryx salt and pepper