form patties for Bison Burgers

Bison Burger Recipe

John made bison burgers last night. They are so good. I promised him that I would post his recipe on the blog if he would write up the recipe (which he has). He is teasing me now that I can’t eat or knit until I get the blog post done, lol. Of course, he doesn’t really mean it — just his way of nudging me out of my procrastination. 🙂

Have you ever eaten bison (buffalo) meat? I am not much into eating meat, but I really am surprised how much I like these bison burgers that John makes. So let us share it here with you. I hope you give it a try!

ground bison 100% grass fed


1 pound of grass fed ground bison(we got ours from Sprouts Farmers Market)

1 1/4 tsp kosher or sea salt

1 tsp ground pepper

1/4 to 1/3 C of Panko bread crumbs

1/2 medium yellow onion finely chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 tsp dried sage and 1/2 tsp Mexican oregano (crushed in a mortar or spice grinder)

2 tbsp olive oil


Thaw bison to room temperature.

Saute onion and garlic in the olive oil until cooked and starting to brown. Then set aside to cool.

saute onions and garlic for Bison Burgers

Add 1/2 tsp of water to ground sage and oregano mix to rehydrate.

the rest of the assembled ingredients for Bison Burgers

Lightly fold ingredients into the bison but do not kneed much or it will get tough.

mix ingredients for Bison Burgers

Form into four 1/4 lb or three 1/3 lb patties about 1/2″ thick and make a shallow depression in the middle of each.

form patties for Bison Burgers

Preheat a pan (cast iron is best) at medium heat and cook for 6 – 6 1/2 minutes per side or less if you want the burgers medium or med-rare.

Let the cooked burgers rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Note: cheese may be added in the last 3-4 minutes of cooking if desired.

Bison Burgers with cheese

Enjoy! John and Jackie

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