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