Yes as a beer advertisement says we do eat our national emblem in Australia. Cook over a BBQ with beer in hand while the kids are inside watching repeats of 'Skippy The Bush Kangaroo' on TV. I think it would also work with other low-fat game meats that don't have a really strong flavour.
- 1 kg kangaroo mincemeat
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon garlic, crushed (less if desired)
- 1 large brown onion, finely diced
- 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 cup tomato sauce (or ketchup)
- 12 drops Tabasco sauce (optional)
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 large carrot, grated
- Thoroughly mix all ingredients together in large bowl.
- Form into 8-12 burgers as desired and cook on medium well oiled BBQ plate until cooked through, turning several times. It is a fairly crumbly / low-fat burger so turn over carefully.
- Serve on toast, in a hamburger bun or with a salad.
This was my first time having Skippy for dinner and it did not disappoint. I was happy that I found the ground kangaroo meat at Jungle Jim's market in Cincinnati (he has everything there). The meat is not quite like beef- it is slightly sweet, but meaty. The burgers turned out moist (but not wet) and the flavor reminded me of some Persian meat patties I have eaten before, perhaps because of the thyme. Because of this tasty recipe, I'd be go for trying kangaroo meat again and give it an American twist, and already have a few ideas in mind. Thanks for sharing!
well that wiggs me out a bit because I adore Kangaroos...but I'd try it!!! They look amazing!!! (The burgers) Unfortunately we can't get Roo in Canada, perhaps I will have to visit there!
Yum! I liked these more than regular burgers, they were really really moist. You could probably get away with cutting down on the egg. We made them quite flat so as to fit between some slices of turkish bread. Thanks Peter!