Roquefort-Stuffed Venison Burger

Clint Cantwell


  • 1 Pound  ground venison
  • 4 Tablespoons  Roquefort cheese crumbles
  • 1 Tablespoon  Cajun blackening seasoning
  • 4 Ounces  portobello mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon  black truffle olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons  ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • large heirloom tomato, cut into slices
  • 1/4 Cup  mayonnaise
  • green onions, charred
  • brioche buns, split and toasted

As editor-in-chief of, Clint Cantwell knows his barbecue –— especially when it comes to burgers. While we would take any burger recipe from him, his Roquefort-stuffed venison burger caught our eye because of its ease of preparation and the elegance of its ingredients. Tender venison patties are stuffed with the decadent cheese and topped with truffle-infused portobello mushrooms and balsamic-flavored ketchup to make this burger a must and one of our picks for the best out there. 

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Preheat grill to medium-high. Gently form ground beef into eight ¼-inch-thick patties. Place 1 tablespoon Roquefort cheese in the center of 4 of the patties, top with remaining patties, and pinch edges to seal. Sprinkle both sides of burger patties liberally with Cajun seasoning.

Grill burgers until thoroughly cooked through, approximately 6-8 minutes per side. Toss portobello mushrooms in black truffle oil and grill over direct heat until lightly browned. Remove from heat. Blend together the green onions and mayo. Spread evenly on top buns. Blend balsamic vinegar and ketchup.  Spread evenly on bottom buns. Place burgers on the bottom buns, top each with an even portion of portobello mushrooms and 2 slices of heirloom tomatoes. Add top bun and serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

419 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 78g 119%
  • Carbs 122g 41%
  • Saturated 6g 32%
  • Fiber 8g 34%
  • Sugars 35g
  • Monounsaturated 13g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 121g 242%
  • Cholesterol 104mg 35%
  • Sodium 1,816mg 76%
  • Calcium 433mg 43%
  • Magnesium 98mg 24%
  • Potassium 1,316mg 38%
  • Iron 23mg 125%
  • Zinc 3mg 18%
  • Phosphorus 361mg 52%
  • Vitamin A 113µg 13%
  • Vitamin C 38mg 64%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 145%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 155%
  • Niacin (B3) 44mg 222%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 28%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 271µg 68%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 6%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 4mg 21%
  • Vitamin K 157µg 196%
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