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bison burger topped with sauce and onion rings, served with fries
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Perfect Bison Burgers

Ground buffalo is flavored with onion, rosemary, thyme and Worcestershire sauce.  And with a dressing of BBQ sauce, ketchup and mayo, you've got a delicious version for a lower cholesterol burger.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 594kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion thin sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Marsala wine
  • 1 Cup onion diced
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary dried
  • 1 teaspoon thyme dried
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound ground buffalo meat
  • 4 hamburger buns toasted
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/4 Cup BBQ sauce your favorite brand
  • 1/4 Cup ketchup
  • 1/4 Cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  • For The Burgers:
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and sauté, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until softened; set aside to cool. 
  • In a large bowl, combine egg, rosemary, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper, Mix in cooled minced onion and buffalo meat Shape mixture into four 1/2 inch thick patties. Chill up to 6 hours.
  • When ready to cook burgers, cook patties for about 5 minutes per side in a little olive oil in a cast iron skillet (or grill).
  • To build your burger: Spread sauce on toasted buns and serve remaining sauce on the side for dipping. Place patties on bun and garnish with lettuce and tomato and thin sliced onion.

Notes

Pro Tip: Saute the thinly sliced onion in the Marsala wine for 10 - 15 minutes or until caramelized. Use these in place of thin sliced rings of raw onion for garnish.

Nutrition

Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 664mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 5.2mg