Juicy Flat Top Ostrich Cheeseburgers

juicy ostrich cheeseburger

Say goodbye to dried out burgers with the help of a flat top. Using a griddle in lieu of a grill to cook up our ostrich patties preserves as much moisture and flavor as possible, resulting in a seriously satisfying burger. Plus, this recipe puts dinner on the table in less than 10 minutes. You can't beat that!

Note:  Ostrich is a red meat, and like beef, is safe to eat at lower internal temperatures than poultry.  Our Chef recommends preparing ostrich burgers medium rare (120-125 °F), or medium (130-135 °F).


1 package ostrich burger patties (three 1/3-pound patties)
4 tsp burger seasoning
1 1/2 tbsp butter, softened
3 slices aged gouda, or other sliced cheese
Burger buns 

Recommended Toppings

Tomato, sliced
Red onion, sliced
Avocado, sliced


Preheat an electric griddle to 350 °F, or place a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Remove thawed patties from the package and gently pat dry with paper towels.

Add 1 tbsp butter to the griddle.  When the butter has melted, add patties and sprinkle with 2 tsp of the burger seasoning.  

Cook 3 minutes and flip each patty.  Sprinkle the remaining burger seasoning and cook for another 2 minutes.

Flip once more and continue cooking until the patties begin to release clear juices (total cook time is approximately 6 minutes for medium).  Add a slice of cheese to each patty, allowing it to melt. Set patties aside.

Butter burger buns "coast to coast" with 1/2 tbsp butter.  Place them buttered side down on the griddle until lightly toasted.

Build your cheeseburgers, dress with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!


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