Thirty 1/3lb Patties (Approx. 10lbs Total)
Looking to bring exotic meats to your next backyard barbeque? Try alpaca burgers!
Alpacas are small llama-esque animals originally from the Andes Mountains of South America. They’ve been domesticated for over 12,000 years for their fiber (similar to wool) and their meat. These alpacas are pasture-raised in the upper midwest US (with supplemental grain in the winter).
Alpaca meat is a mild, slightly sweet meat (often compared to lean, mild lamb or pork) with a clean finish. It is high protein but very low in both fat and cholesterol. In fact, it is lower in cholesterol (on average) than even venison and rabbit.
Store alpaca burgers in your freezer until you’re ready to use them, then thaw as many as you need.
RECIPES & TIPS
Alpaca burger patties can be cooked similarly to other burgers on the grill or stove top. They will likely cook more quickly than other burgers because of their low fat content.
These patties can also be separated into ground meat for use in sauces, meatballs, etc. For some recipes (sausages, meatballs, meatloaf, etc) you may need to add other, fattier ground meats or additional fat to the blend in order to keep it from drying out.