Hello Im Kita, and Im a meatatarian.

(I find the timing of this post ironic only because we are in the process of making new friends (woot!) who are vegetarian and I am learning a lot about it. This post in no way is meant to offend vegetarians in any way. If you have any aversion to wild game or are lacking a sick sense of humor I also suggest straying away from this post. Check out this awesome Twix Tart instead! :) )


DeliciousWhen I was 6 or 7 years old my father pulled in from a hunting trip. It was cold outside and he told me to come out and see what he has shot. I put on my nice cream colored jacket and walked out to the back of my father’s pickup truck where I found a freshly gutted button buck ready to be taken to the butcher. My father proceeded to tell me he had shot Bambi, then making it sing and dance; even sticking out its tongue at one point. And at 6 or 7 years old I did not run off into the night crying – actually – I kind of giggled.


Now, 99.9% of people reading this are probably thinking “WTF! Who would do that to their little girl?” but really, it’s a funny story, a funny memory and I smile when I think about it. Tells you a lot about me and my family – we ain’t right. 😀

Why tell you this story now?


My boyfriend calls a little while back and says “I have a surprise for you!” To which I explained that surprises were better when the surprisee didn’t know about them ahead of time.


“No, I want you thinking about this one all night. I got us a freezer full of meat; deer, boar, and buffalo.”


Once again, 99.9% of you are thinking “WTF?? Who would call a girl and say such a thing?” But that day, my heart grew 3 sizes. My man knows me and a freezer full of meat really was a great surprise.


Last night I made my first Bambi Burgers and tonight I used the leftovers to make tacos. Yummm.


Bambi Burgers

A la Me

  • 1 ½ lb fresh ground venison (I had ground chuck)
  • 6 pieces bacon, cooked and finely diced
  • 1 tbs Worsteshire sauce
  • ½ teas salt
  • ½ teas black pepper
  • ¼ teas garlic salt
  • 1 teas Montreal Hamburger Seasoning *not sure if I like this stuff or not yet*
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Hamburger buns and toppings of choice

Preheat your grill. We used charcoal and honestly I’d be ok with it if the gas grill never worked again.

Combine ground chuck through egg. Form into patties, pinching in the center.

Place patties and cook 5 minutes and then flip and cook for another 4. The timing here is going to do with how well done you like your meat. I am a rare kind of person and it was really windy out so the grill didn’t have an intense heat going.

Serve on buns with toppings of your choice.


I crumpled the leftovers in a skillet, added 1/3 cup water and taco seasonings.


I am not sure at this point in life that I can go back to boring old ground beef.

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  1. says

    You would fit in well in our family. We just ain’t right either! As for being a meatitarian – my husband certainly is. Nary a vegetable has crossed those lips in over a decade!

  2. says

    Bambi Burgers – Love it. You always crack me up! I would also be a terrible vegetarian…love meat far too much. Love my steaks pretty much bloody and mooing. Never thought of using venison for burgers – must try soon. Thanks for posting! :)

  3. says

    This is great! I love your sense of humor. And I always say that if God did not intend for us to eat animals, He wouldn’t have made them out of meat! yuk, yuk…

    Found you via SITS– come see me, too. I’ll make some fresh coffee!


  4. brando says

    I got my first deer this year. A spring buck. And I’m totally going to make these. I’m having a food party in a couple of weeks, and this is just the thing.

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