Bear, boar and small game - Wild boar mince
Bear, boar and small game


If you are lucky enough to find wild boar mince, it often comes from the shin or ham. Wild boar contains more fat than other game (apart from bear mince), which gives it quite a mild gamey flavor. But it’s more exciting and leaner than pork.

Keep in mind

Salt the mince at last an hour before making your mixture so it will bind in liquid and gain the right consistency. Salt is a powerful binding agent. Leave it to work for a while and you won’t need to add any egg.

If you’ve found frozen mince, defrost it quickly in a bag under running water. It will keep its flavor and texture better that way.

How to cook wild boar mince

Anything you can do with ordinary mince, you can do with game mince. Try replacing bacon with wild boar for an added gamey flavor and a touch of luxury. And the knowledge that you’re eating natural, sustainable meat.

The basics for beef burgers, faggots and meatballs made from game mince:

  • Salt the mince in advance, to retain flavor and bind in water.
  • Add to the juiciness and sweetness with fried/roasted/baked onion.
  • Leave the mince to rest for an hour before shaping it into burgers, faggots or meatballs.
  • Fry in a mixture of oil and butter.
  • Test with a thermometer if you have one and aim for 55-60°C.

You’ll find more ideas for cooking game under cooking game.

The classic

Wild boar burger.


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