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California Bison Burger

Written by Kristi Drinovz
  • 30 minutes
  • 3

Burgers don't always have to be made of beef! Give these bison burgers a shot the next time you're craving a burger!

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  • 2 tbsp plain 0%mf Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp low fat mayo
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 1lbs pkg ground bison
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 hamburger buns
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 vine ripened tomato, sliced
  • Fresh spinach
  • Alfalfa sprouts
  • 3 slices of onion
  • 3 slices Monterey jack jalapeño cheese


  1. In a small bowl blend together the aioli ingredients, and refrigerate till ready to use.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat a grill to 400°f.
  3. Split the package of bison into 3 equal size balls. Press each ball into a 1/2” thick patty. Using your thumb press an indent into the center of each patty.
  4. Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the pa es on the grill and cook for 6 min. Flip and cook another 5-6min.
  6. When about 1 min remains place a cheese slice onto each patty to melt.
  7. Remove from the grill and layer with the bottom of a bun, spinach, onion, avocado, bison burger, tomato, and alfalfa sprouts.
  8. Top with the top half of the bun slathered with aioli. 

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