Ostrich Burgers

Ostrich Burgers
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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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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.


Calories per serving:

582 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 6 g
  • Protein 40 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 43 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 36 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 6 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 4 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2 µg
  • Ash 3 g
  • Calcium, Ca 33 mg
  • Carotene, beta 7 µg
  • Cholesterol 165 mg
  • Choline, total 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 2 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 18 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 17 g
  • Folate, DFE 26 µg
  • Folate, food 26 µg
  • Folate, total 26 µg
  • Iron, Fe 4 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 7 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 42 mg
  • Niacin 10 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 301 mg
  • Phytosterols 6 mg
  • Potassium, K 599 mg
  • Retinol 5 µg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 28 µg
  • Sodium, Na 450 mg
  • Sugars, total 2 g
  • Water 154 g
  • Zinc, Zn 8 mg
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