Southwest Bison Burgers

6 Mar


I’m staying with a friend of mine and I know he happens to love bison burgers so I made these up for his enjoyment, and mine too!

Time: 15 minutes             Serves: 3


  • Burgers

  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp tamari (Japanese dark soy sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • To Serve

  • 3 slices pepper-jack cheese (I used Trader Joe’s yogurt cheese)
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 3 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 3 artisan rolls such as ciabatta
  • condiments to your taste (I used spicy brown mustard)

How to make it

  • Burgers

  • Combine all ingredients, except for butter, in a bowl. Mix gently until just incorporated, do not over mix. Divide into 3 equal portions and form into patties.
  • Heat skillet over medium-high. Add butter and once melted, place patties in skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side for medium.
  • *Note: These may also be cooked on a grill or under broiler.


  • To Serve

  • Place sliced cheese on bottom of each bun. Top with cooked patties, avocado, tomato, and spinach.
  • Spread desired condiment on top bun and enjoy!


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