Here is my favorite recipe for burgers. I call them BBB burgers because I make them with bambi (what we call venison), beef, and bacon. DD, who dislikes ground meat, will actually devour these. This recipe yielded 44 burgers each about 1/4 lb.


  • 24 oz fatty bacon – ground
  • 3 lbs of 80/20 ground beef
  • ~6.5 lbs of ground venison


  • Preheat oven to 375° F.
  • Line the bottom pan of 1-2 broiler pans (depending on what you have and how big they are) with aluminum foil.
  • Mix the 3 ground meats together until they are well mixed. I typically just use my hands.
  • Pull out large handfuls of the meat mixture and form into patties, placing them side by side on the tray of the broiler pan.
    • I don’t have a burger press yet but I am hoping to get one soon. Once I get one, I will probably use my scale and make the patties all uniform 1/4 lb burgers.
  • Once the tray is full, place it in the oven.
  • Bake for about 30 min or until done.
    • Use a meat thermometer to be sure that the middle of the burgers reaches at least 160° F.
    • I am cooking these to go into the freezer, so I want them well-done. If you are going to eat some before freezing, then, by all means, cook them to whatever doneness you prefer. There are many charts available online that provide cooking times for burgers.
  • Allow to cool, then vacuum seal in bags. Label and freeze. Enjoy in the next 6-12 months.
    • I usually put 8 in a bag, as that will provide 2 dinners for the 4 of us.