Bison Burgers with Bacon & Melted Onions (makes 4)

Have you ever tried a bison burger? As you might have discovered from reading my blog, I don’t cook beef as often as the average person. I do however have a hankering for a burger like this once in a while, and when you have a burger craving, it must be sated.

Bison Burgers with Bacon & Melted Onions

I am in love with burger toppings as much as the burger itself. I adore the way you can pile it high, and, when you bite into the enormous thing, ingredients fall out.

There is no easy way to eat a meal like this, so no cooking (or ordering) this when you are with people you don’t feel totally comfortable watching you making a total mess while you tackle your food. This burger however, is certainly worth making a fool of yourself over.

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You will need: 1 lb ground bison meat, 1 egg, slightly beaten, 1 tsp sea-salt, several grinds of black pepper, 1 tsp madras curry powder, 2 tbs unsalted butter, 1 sweet onion, cut in half & sliced into 1/2 moons, 1/2 lb streaky bacon, 4 burger buns or slices of good quality bread,  greens for garnish (optional), sliced cheddar cheese, (optional), ketchup, other “burger” condiment of your choice (such as; sliced avocado, blue cheese, sautéed mushrooms, red onion slices…)

1 – Melt the  butter on medium heat in saute pan and add onions. cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Turn heat down to low, cover and continue to cook for another 15 to 20 minutes.

cook onions

2 – Cook bacon until mildly crispy and set aside.

cook bacon

3 – Crack egg into big bowl and add meat, salt, pepper and curry powder. Mix together throughly.

4 – Form into 4 patties and place on cold pan. Put pan on low heat and cook burgers for about 7 minutes per side. You can also cook them in a little oil on higher heat for about 2 to three minutes per side for medium rare or 4 minutes for well done.

Assemble burgers, and then eat!

 Lightly toast bread and stack with burger, melted onions and bacon. You can also add any other garnish of your choosing.

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