Barbecued Ostrich Burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes. Cooking Time: about 8 minutes
- 2 – 10 oz. Ground Ostrich
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- Barbecue sauce
- 6 buns, crusty are best
- Romaine lettuce
- Sliced tomato
- In a medium bowl, combine ground ostrich, egg and onion, mixing thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2” thick patties.
- Place patties on grill sprayed with cooking oil. Cook over hot coals, uncovered for 8 minutes, turning once. (Remember ostrich burgers are low in fat, so over cooking can make them very dry.) Brush with barbecue sauce approximately 1 minute before end of cooking time.
- Line bottom half of each roll with lettuce and tomato; top with Ostrich burger and top of bun.
Makes 6 servings.
Suitable methods for cooking filets and steaks include pan–frying, sautéing, grilling, broiling, baking, and stir–frying. It is best to use a non stick pan and/or cooking spray. Special care should be taken not to overcook the meat. An internal temperature of 145 degrees is recommended for filets and steaks and 160 degrees for ground ostrich.