Bison Mushroom Swiss Burger

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With so many different variations on making the perfect burger, I figured I’d go ahead and add one more to the mix.

This recipe uses straight ground bison with no fat added. So I added a few binders to ensure that they would stay held together during the grilling process. I used ingredients similar to making a meatloaf, adding breadcrumbs, an egg and other seasonings. I think you will be impressed on how moist and juicy these burgers turn out when done grilling. ~Enjoy!

Substitute ground venison, elk or antelope meat.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground bison meat (made 5 patties just under 1/2 lb ea.)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon course ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or panko
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cup mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 5 Swiss cheese slices
  • 5 Brioche buns

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together ground bison, diced onion, mustard, soy sauce, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic powder, black pepper and salt. Using a burger press or your hands, shape meat patties to your preferred size. I used a burger press to form these patties to be just under 1/2 pound each yielding me 5 bison meat patties.

Place bison patties on a pre-heated grill being sure to turn a few times so not to burn.  All heat sources are different, so I recommend using a digital thermometer if you are uncertain about the internal temperature. I prefer medium-rare burgers so look for an internal temperature to be around 145 degrees and 160 degrees for medium.

While your bison burgers are grilling, heat a skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Add mushrooms and cook for about 10 minutes until browned. Remove from heat. When your burgers are almost done, place a slice of Swiss cheese on each one and top with mushrooms. Remove from the grill when cheese is melted. Place buns on grill and quickly brown. Remove and enjoy!

Bison Mushroom Swiss Burgers

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Bison Mushroom Swiss Burgers

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Bison Mushroom Swiss Burgers

While your bison burgers are grilling, heat a skillet over medium heat and melt butter. Add mushrooms and cook for about 10 minutes until browned. Remove from heat.

Bison Mushroom Swiss Burgers

Bison Mushroom Swiss Burgers

Bison Mushroom Swiss Burgers

Bison Mushroom Swiss Burgers

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