GREEN CHILE PEPPER-JACK BISON BURGER
Updated: Aug 21, 2019
Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE beef but try to eat more chicken and turkey when I can. Bison is a great alternative. I don’t know when I first tried bison, but its very similar to beef, just leaner. A few months ago I had ordered one from a local health food restaurant and it was super dry, so I had to redeem myself and make one myself. This doesn’t even need a sauce, but I put some bbq sauce on mine.
1 pound ground bison or lean (90% or leaner) ground beef
2 4-ounce cans diced green chiles, drained, divided
1/2 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
Place bison (or beef), 1 can drained chiles, 1/4 cup cheese in a medium bowl. Gently combine without over-mixing. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick. Make an indent in middle with your thumb – just to help it keep its form while its cooking. Salt and pepper both sides.
Grill the burgers, turning once, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Top each burger with a dollop of the remaining green chiles and sprinkle with shredded pepper-jack or use a slice of cheese.
Cook until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute more.