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How to make the most delicious Bison Burger- a healthy alternative to beef because they are lower in fat and calories, and full of minerals and micronutrients. A lighter, leaner burger, that tastes amazing!

Grilled Bison Burger

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3
  • Category: buffalo, bison, burger
  • Method: grilled
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

How to make the most delicious Bison Burger- a healthy alternative to beef because they are lower in fat and calories, and full of minerals and micronutrients. A lighter, leaner burger, that tastes amazing!


Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Bison
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion or shallot
  • 12 fat clove garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons stone-ground or dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme- or sub dried Italian herbs)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil , optional, but adds moisture.

Optional Smoky Aioli:

Burger Ingredients (optional): Serve with your favorite fixings- grilled onions, buns, mayo, mustard, bbq sauce, tomato, lettuce, fermented pickles, pickled onions, melted cheese, etc.

Serve as a Burger in a Bowl- see this Healthy Burger Bowls post for ideas.


Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to Medium-High heat.
  2. Place the ground bison in a bowl and pull it apart with a fork.
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, add the onion, garlic, mustard, thyme and olive oil, and mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. With damp hands, form into 3 or 4 patties, 3/4 inch thick, that are slightly thinner in the middle. (At this point you could wrap in parchment and refrigerate for later.)
  5. Grease the grill grate well. Place the patties on the hot grill, along with onions ( if grilling). Cover and give them a good sear, 3-4 minutes on each side, rotating halfway though, to give them crosshatch grill marks. Use a thin metal spatula to flip over.
  6. Cook to desired temperate. Burgers are cooked to medium-rare when they reach an internal temp of 140F-145F, cooked to medium at 150F, and cooked to well done at 155F-160F.  Let rest 10 minutes, covered in foil.
  7. To make the Smoky Aioli, simply stir the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  8. Assemble your burgers as desired, grilling the buns if you like.

Notes

If you don’t have a grill, the bison burgers can also be cooked in a greased skillet or grill pan on the stovetop.

Because Bison burgers are lower in fat, try not to overcook or they can become dry.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 patty

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