Ground Ostrich

Ostrich is like premium beef in taste and texture and is a healthier choice than even chicken or turkey. In fact, it is low in calories and fat and contains a good balance of protein, iron, zinc, vitamins B6 and B12, and calcium. The mild, sweet flavor and succulent texture make this bite one you won’t soon forget!

5 – 1 lb packages



Although ostrich is poultry, the pH of their flesh is similar to beef and is classified as red meat.

Recipe Ideas

Combine ground ostrich with egg, ginger, soy sauce, and scallion. Cook mixture in a pan over medium heat for 10 minutes. Serve with wasabi mayonnaise on top of rice noodles.

Ostrich Burgers (makes 4)
1 1/4 lbs ground ostrich 2 tbsp olive oil 6 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Form four patties using your hands to mold them together and press your thumb in the center
Heat the grill to medium, place the burgers on the grill, and cook to an internal temperature between 150°F (65.5°C) for rare meat, and 160°F (71°C) for medium
Serve on a toasted bun with your favorite condiments (lettuce, tomato, onion).


As Ostrich meat is red meat with a delicate flavor, preferred wine pairings include light-bodied reds. For non-wine drinkers, try it with an APA beer, IPA, or a light lager.