Whole30 Elk Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Dijonnaise
These Whole30 Elk Burgers are topped with caramelized onions and slathered in a homemade Dijonnaise. You can also try it with ground beef if that's your jam!
for Dijonnaise
  1. Add mayonnaise and Dijon mustard in a small bowl. Stir to combine, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
for Caramelized Onions
  1. Heat 2 tbsp EVOO in a non-stick skillet over med-low heat. Add sliced onions and season with a pinch of salt. Sauté for approximately 30min, stirring regularly, or until onions are caramelized. Note: if onions dry out, add one or two tablespoons of water to the pan.
for Game Burgers
  1. Add ground meat, parsley, paprika and garlic powder to a large mixing bowl. Mix everything with your hands until just combined – avoid over mixing the meat or it will toughen.
  2. Divide mixture into 3 or 4 equal parts and form into patties. Indent the centre of each patty with your thumb to prevent burgers from balling. Brush both sides of each burger with a small amount of avocado oil and season with kosher salt and black pepper.
  3. Preheat a grill or cast-iron grill pan over med-high heat. Grill burgers until cooked to desired doneness (approx. 3 min per side for medium well).
  4. Serve burgers on iceberg lettuce buns and top with sliced pickles, tomatoes, caramelized onions and Dijonnaise.