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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

INGREDIENTS

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

PREPARATION

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

National Bison Range

The National Bison Range is a wildlife refuge in northwest Montana. It is home to a sight-worthy herd of buffalo, as well as other fauna and flora. Here are some of the photos from a trip a while back. I hope you enjoy the slide show.

It was especially fun to see the calves. We really hit our visit to the National Bison Range at a good time.

It is sometimes difficult to imagine that these mighty bison are the source of such delicate buffalo down fiber. I am sure you have noticed in my knitting that I often take opportunities to use bison/buffalo down yarn. My favorites are Ethereal Fichu, Pillared Archways, Beaded Lux, Dragonfly Dreams, Buffalo Beaded Socks and Cowl Dickey.

Have you knitted, crocheted, woven with buffalo yarn? Or perhaps even spun your own yarn from bison down? I’d love to hear about it.