Reindeer hamburger salad

Sarah La Fountain shares a Finnish recipe for a bun-less burger, using a mix of pork, reindeer and venison meat and served as a salad
Reindeer hamburger salad
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  • Serves: 2
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the hamburgers

  • 200 g minced pork
  • 100 g minced reindeer
  • 100 g minced venison steaks
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 1 tsp grated horseradish

For the salad dressing

  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp ketchup
  • 3-4 drops tabasco
  • splashes tomato juice

For the salad

  • 200 g salad leaves
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 100 g sugar snap peas
  • mustard
  • ketchup
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 2 slices of cheddar cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4.

2. For the hamburgers: in a bowl, mix the meat together with the garlic and horseradish, then season with salt and pepper. Shape into two large patties.

3. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in an ovenproof frying pan and fry the patties on for 2-3 minutes on each side to brown. Transfer to the oven to bake for 15 minutes (for medium rare), or until the patties are cooked to your liking.

4. For the salad dressing: whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl.

5. For the salad: toss together the salad leaves, cherry tomatoes and sugar snap peas and pile onto serving plates and drizzle over the dressing.

6. To serve, place the patties in the middle of the plate, then top with cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard and finally the red onion rings.

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