Ground Buffalo Meat Burger Recipe | California Bison Hamburger with Avocado & Goat Cheese


An ideal dish for summer are these California bison burgers. My husband prepared a wonderful meal for me on a warm April day. It was in the 80’s that day so it had a summer vibe. 

Bison burgers can be an easy, healthy, low carb dinner. Simple seasoning is used to bring out the flavors in the ground meat. Whether cooked in an oven, skillet or grilled, it’s great summer BBQ.

Grilled vs a traditional skillet

When the warm weather starts rolling in, something in my brain switches over. I start craving grilled foods. I just think there is something that gets lost in a traditional skillet, plus I like the pretty grill marks on the meat. These bison burgers really hit the spot. If you don’t have a grill, feel free to use a skillet.

Toppings

We grilled the ground bison and melted Gouda and goat cheese on top and served on a sweet Hawaiian bun. The Gouda gives the bison an almost smoky taste and putting goat cheese on almost anything immediately makes it 100 times better. These California bison burgers are a flavorful gourmet style meal that might be found in a expensive restaurant. The toppings include avocado, spicy brown mustard, romaine lettuce, sun dried tomatoes.


Bison burgers can be an easy, healthy, low carb dinner. Simple seasoning is used to bring out the flavors in the ground meat. Whether cooked in an oven, skillet or grilled, it’s great summer BBQ.

Added sides

A nice IPA or peach iced tea will go well with this dish. As a side item, we served sweet potato fries with our recipe. I can already tell that California bison burger will be a favorite at our future BBQs.

Seasoning your bison burgers

The bison patty is lean and low carb. The meat has a wonderful taste that includes several spices including sage, rosemary, salt, pepper, chives and marjoram.

The verdict

If you are looking for a homemade, non traditional meat to serve at a cookout or your next family function, bison is a sure winner. It has a flavor similar to beef but still unique. So fire up your grill and bring a little (California) into your neck of the woods.

 

For more great lamb based recipes, see out delicious lamb chop recipe. If you enjoy lamb, perhaps you’ll also try our red wine lamb shanks recipe.

Bison burgers can be an easy, healthy, low carb dinner. Simple seasoning is used to bring out the flavors in the ground meat. Whether cooked in an oven, skillet or grilled, it’s great summer BBQ.

How to cook California bison burger with avocado and Gouda and goat cheese

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1-2 pounds ground bison
  • 1 tbsp ground marjoram
  • 1 tbsp ground sage
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ground rosemary
  • .25 tsp Salt
  • .25 tsp black pepper
  • 1 pinch sun dried tomatos
  • 2 avocado
  • 2 tbsp brown mustard
  • 1 pinch romain lettuce
  • 6 sweet Hawaiian buns
  • 1 slice fontina cheese
  • .25 cup goat cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill or stove burner to medium heat
  2. Ground sage, rosemary, salt, pepper, chives and marjoram
  3. Mix sage, rosemary, salt, pepper, chives and marjoram along with olive and knead into the bison until evenly coated
  4. Seperate meat into 6 balls
  5. Press down on each ball to form patties
  6. Spray cooking spray on each patty and place on grill
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side
  8. Add cheese after first flip to melt
  9. Add meat to bun and add desired toppings