A black bear burger to celebrate a year of Top 5 burgers

I had to bring you all something special to celebrate

Doug F posted in Burgers
3d ago

That's right FoodDevour, I posted my first Top 5 burger post one year ago today. So I thought I would celebrate this little accomplishment with a burger of course but not just any burger this one is very special it is made with ground black bear that was harvested by my parents while in Maine on a bear hunt.

I combined some Kewpie mayo, garlic, paprika, cayenne, hatch chilies and a special seasoning blend I made up a couple days ago. I put a layer of this on the top and bottom bun, which was brioche buns. On the bottom bun I also added some onion and then came two bear patties cooked on a hardwood charcoal fire with two slices of aged white sharp cheddar cheese. On top of those two nice bear patties went four slices of bacon and some lettuce.

FoodDevour there is no denying that I love bear meat and this burger was no exception, there is no gamey flavor and the texture is nice as well. I am glad my parents got two bears on their hunt because I want some more already.

From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you all for the love and support of the Top 5 burgers. It is one post I always look forward to doing and I pray I can do them for another year.

Have any of you tried bear meat before, are you willing to try it? Let me know in the comments down below. Once again thank you all for being supportive and so wonderful, that is why I really do love you all!

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Comments (26)

  • I have to say I’ve never had bear meat. That burger does not disappoint, it looks absolutely delicious. You still remain the Burger Visionary.

      3 days ago
    • I must say, if you ever get the chance to try bear go for it, it is really good 👍

      Thanks my friend you are to kind 🙂

        3 days ago
    • If I get the chance I will definitely try it.

        3 days ago
  • Ohhhhhhhhhhh! Fancy!!!! :D Hell yeah Doug - Great looking burger!

      3 days ago
    • Thanks my brother!

      Not sure about fancy but it sure was tasty! Have you ever ate bear before?

        3 days ago
    • I have not! But I would try it! :D

        3 days ago
  • How does bear meat taste (without the seasoning)? I would try your burger, it looks good!

      3 days ago
    • Bear meat is very nice! It is very lean so if it is not cooked just right it can dry out.

        3 days ago
  • I've had venison ground up and buffalo burgers (buffalo also makes a great meatloaf as well!) but never had bear meat before, though it sounds good to me, btw, you put on some great assecories to go on top of the bear burger!! 🍔 🐻👍 I'd be willing to try it if ever offered (Cabela's offers quite a good array of wild meats, I'll have to see if I can get some bear there, if I can, I'll let you know my thoughts on it).

      3 days ago
  • A year of legendary burger round-ups! Also ... actual bear meat? I desperately want to try this.

      2 days ago
    • Yes, how time flies! FoodDevour has produced some absolutely amazing burgers over the last year.

      Yes indeed, 100% American black bear! I highly recommend you try it if you get the chance.

        2 days ago