By: Bears Butt


We have had a pound of ground elk meat in the fridge for a couple of days and I told Winemaker we needed to do something with it today.  She suggested a “Hot Hamburger” supper…..YUMMY….I like hot hamburgers!

So, you may or may not have heard of a hot hamburger meal, here is mine!

I took the pound of ground elk (any kind of ground meat will work), I diced up 1/2 an onion and a whole medium green pepper (I picked mine fresh out of the garden…nice huh?)  Added about 1/2 tsp season salt and a pinch of garlic pepper and mixed all that up with my hands!  When you are mixing this sort of thing and you think you have it all mixed and ready… it again….mix it some more.

So, I’ll make 1/4 pound burgers with this mix….4 to be exact.  Then I’ll fry it up and set the burgers to the side.


Hot hamburgers are not just hamburgers that are hot….they are served on a piece of bread or toast and they have gravy poured over top of them….my mouth is watering….I must be like a Pavlonian Pup…..What’s that?  Oh I guess I’ll have to tell you about Pavlov and his dog some time, or you can look it up on your own.

With the burgers all done and out of the pan, DO NOT toss out the stuff in the pan!  This is what is going to make your gravy!


Set the pan of “drippings” to the side and get some flour out of the cupboard.  It doesn’t take much, maybe 1/4 cup, sprinkle it in the pan and stir it into the drippings.  It will soak up the grease and pretty soon you will have nothing but flour coated with the pan drippings.


Now you can choose to add, water or milk or a combination of both.  One thing to keep in mind, milk will burn, so keep stirring it and take it off the heat as soon as it is thick enough for your liking.  I usually begin with a 50/50 mix of milk and water, about 1 cup.  I pour it into the flavored flour  along with some salt (to taste) and begin to stir it up, I never stop stirring.  Keep the heat LOW and it will eventually thicken up.



When it is just the way you like it, pour it out of the pan and into another container that is good to put into the oven to keep hot.  I like a little dish with a cover.

So, now you have your burgers and gravy all made.

Pop a couple of slices of bread into the toaster and toast it up.  If you are eating by yourself, only toast one slice.  For this meal, make sure you have a date.

Now on the cooking channels they are always telling you to make a veggie of some kind….I’m not really big on veggies…..I’m a meat and potatoes guy….Heck, didn’t I just put in onions and green peppers into the meat!  That’s enough veggies!

So, for my spuds, today I’m going to cook up some Tater Tots!  They are easy, ready to heat and eat right out of the package!  AND they are made with REAL potatoes!


There you have it!  Put the burger on top of the toast, cover it with gravy, put some Tater Tots on the side and serve it up!  Goes very well with beer!


Winemaker insisted on mixed veggies for our meal.

Some people like some ketchup and mustard….you decide on that!  Mine?  I’ll eat it plain and simple!

Bears Butt

Oct. 20, 2014

Updated with pictures Oct. 22, 2014

Written on October 20th, 2014 , Recipes

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    Visitor commented

    Mmmmm… Hot hamburger…

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