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Bear Hamburger

keleiope Sep 27, 2007 02:35 AM

If you had 1lb of fresh ground bear hamburger, what would you do?

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    ChiliDude RE: keleiope Sep 27, 2007 05:03 AM

    I have no experience with bear meat. However, I know people in Montana who dine on this stuff. First I would determine how lean it is. If it is lean, some other kind of ground meat may need to be combined with it. You could make burgers, meat balls or meatloaf with it.

    Since I do not use any ground meat in chili, I will not suggest chili as an option. I use lean chunks of either bottom round or chuck in my chili.

    1. chocabot RE: keleiope Sep 27, 2007 06:31 AM

      what does bear taste like?

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        keleiope RE: chocabot Sep 27, 2007 12:15 PM

        Don't know yet what it tastes like. Our nephew is a very avid hunter and he gave me, his aunt who loves to cook, some bear sausage and the hamburger. We are going camping this weekend so I will be grilling up the sausage no problem. And I know what I would do if I had some stew meat or a bear roast but for some reason the hamburger has me stumped. I have heard some say bear can be very greasy.

        1. re: chocabot
          ozhead RE: chocabot Sep 27, 2007 01:26 PM

          It tastes kinda like a cross between bald eagle and blue whale

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            magic RE: ozhead Sep 27, 2007 01:28 PM

            Bear?! Yeesh.

          2. re: chocabot
            Infomaniac RE: chocabot Sep 27, 2007 01:35 PM

            Taste will depend on it's age, sex, and what the bear was eating before it was killed. I've never tried it, but I bet it taste good. I'd make a meat loaf or burgers. It might be kind of lean too.

          3. paulj RE: keleiope Sep 27, 2007 02:30 PM

            Cook it well. Trichinosis can be problem, even more so than with pork.

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              Candy RE: paulj Sep 27, 2007 02:33 PM

              And worms.

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