Ostrich Burgers

Ostrich Burgers
Staff Writer
Ostrich Burgers

Sassafras Bar

Ostrich Burgers

We find that in today's society of ever increasing information on nutrition and health, our customers are interested in alternative sources of protein that have a low fat content and the all-important lower calorie count, while not comprising flavor. The ostrich burger at Sassafras is a perfect alternative to the traditional sirloin burger.

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Ingredients

  • 2  Pounds  ground ostrich
  • eggs
  • 1  Teaspoon  granulated garlic
  • 2  Tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped parsley
  • 1  Teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • buns

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees if not using an outdoor grill.

In a large bowl, combine the ostrich, eggs, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, and pepper. Season with salt, to taste, and fold together by hand; it is important not to overmix or use a lot of force as this will cause the burger to toughen up later. Portion into 4 patties and let rest in the refrigerator.

Preheat a grill or cast-iron pan on medium-high heat. Add the patties and sear for 3 minutes, then flip and reduce the heat to medium. If using a grill, lower the cover and continue cooking until the desired level of doneness is reached (medium or lower is recommended). If using a cast-iron pan, place in the oven to finish.

Remove from the heat to rest for a few minutes before serving; while resting, cover with aluminum foil for good results. Serve on buns with condiments and toppings of your choice.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
39g
56%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
16g
67%
Cholesterol
157mg
52%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
40g
87%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
40mg
13%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
283mg
40%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
28µg
51%
Sodium, Na
246mg
16%
Water
156g
6%
Zinc, Zn
8mg
100%

Burger Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Burger Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.