Honor your venison harvest this Independence Day with a backyard favorite from the Mathews Kitchen.

Take a pound of ground venison (or more, if you got it) and transform it into juicy Lucy-style quarter pounders with gouda cheese. Throw them on the fire next to a pack of mushrooms and onions to grill up while you mix the Fireworks sauce. Give the burgers a good char, without overcooking, then sandwich all the components between a sweet brioche bun.

Here’s to life, liberty and the pursuit of venison.