The Ultimate Venison SmashBurgers

Double stacked venison burgers piled high on a toasted bun with all your favorite burger fixings and drizzled with a homemade smashburger sauce… Are you drooling yet?

Smashburgers are the ultimate burger in my opinion. It’s not only the best way to prepare a venison burger but also my favorite. I’ve spent months perfecting the recipe. It’s starts out ‘oklahoma onion style’ by caramelizing sliced onions on our griddle first then our burger meat gets smashed right into the onions to infuse them with all that delicious flavor. A quick seasoning and some Worcestershire sauce is all these burgers need from there. I’ve tried Smashburgers quite a few different ways since they became all the rage, and this is my fool proof method that I’m sticking with!

Venison SmashBUrgers

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Ground Venison: For this recipe I’m using 100% venison and I think it tastes great. Depending on your taste buds, I’d recommend 0-20% fat ratio with these burgers.
  • Onion: Thinly sliced and caramelized to perfection.
  • Steak Seasoning: Use whatever you have at home!
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Burger Buns
  • Other Burger Toppings of your Choosing: Lettuce, Pickles, Tomatoes, whatever is your favorite.
  • Smashburger Sauce: For this we’ll need mayo, ketchup, dill relish, and Dijon mustard for the ultimate burger sauce.
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Smashed venison patties, charred onions, melty cheese and healthy serving of our homemade smashburger sauce.

  • Author: Jenn Homa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x


  • 1 pound Ground Venison
  • ½ Yellow Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • Your Favorite Steak Seasoning
  • 12 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 slices American or Cheddar Cheese

SmashBurger Sauce (Optional)

  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dill Relish
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard


  • 4 Lettuce Leaves
  • 1 Tomato, Sliced
  • 12 Pickle Slices


  1. Mix together the ingredients for the smashburger sauce in a small bowl then set aside.
  2. Divide ground venison into 4 sections. Roll each section into a meatball.
  3. Heat a griddle or cast iron skillet to high heat.
  4. Add a little oil then add sliced onions in four different areas of the griddle. Allow them to cook for a few minutes, then flip. Top each onion section with a venison meatball and use parchment paper and a griddle press to smash the venison meatball as flat as possible. Once it’s flat, season each burger with a steak seasoning to taste and a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce.
  5. After the burgers are smashed and seasoned, cook for 1-2 minutes. Then flip and finish cooking for about 2-4 minutes until desired done-ness. Add cheese during the last minute of cooking. If you have a dome lid – that helps to melt the cheese.
  6. Serve on a toasted bun with the SmashBurger sauce and your favorite burger toppings.

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