Kangaroo burgers are delicious and one of my favorite wild meat sandwiches. Roo burgers with a mayo based sauce and grilled onions on a brioche or pretzel bun is absolutely one of the best burgers you can eat on planet earth.
Buffalo and ostrich burgers are my all time favorite and Kangaroo burgers are definitely in my top five.
How to cook ground or minced kangaroo and filets
Because kangaroo meat is so lean, you have to cook it rare to medium rare. Anything over a medium rare and it becomes tough and very dry tasting. I cook my kangaroo steaks and burgers very hot and fast. A quick sear to rare and let the meat rest before cutting or eating.
What does kangaroo taste like
Kangaroo has a very unique gamey flavor like that of wild buffalo meat. If I had to compare to other meats, I’d say it’s a cross between grass fed venison or a high quality organically raised free range beef product that’s 93-7 in meat to fat ratio. When cooked, the texture of minced or ground kangaroo is very similar to Buffalo.
Where to buy kangaroo
Kangaroo meat can be purchased at specialty shops where they sell exotic game meats or ordered online. It’s a relatively affordable game meat and can also be found in many restaurants. Your best bet in finding the best kangaroo burgers would be at an old-fashioned pub style eatery.
The secret to an awesome kangaroo burger is the sauce. Like I said, it’s very lean and you wouldn’t want to eat it plain with no sauce. I basically make a classic pub style burger sauce that pairs well with rare kangaroo burgers.
Sauce for kangaroo burgers
1 cup mayo
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tbsp bbq sauce
1/2 tsp brown mustard
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp white vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp pickle relish
1 tbsp minced onion
1 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl
2. Cover and let stand in the refrigerator for 1 hour before using
This kangaroo burger sauce works well with any wild meat burger. The sauce and kangaroo burger goes well with a brioche or pretzel bun with sharp cheddar cheese and grilled onions. Serve with tangy cole slaw and thick cut fries.