Bison burgers on Texas toast

Holy bison batman these are tasty

Bison is a leaner meat, so we say it’s only fittin’ that you butter that toast. We think it even looks a little like 10-gallon hats! Feel free to top the burgers with whatever you choose. We used grilled mushrooms, aged provolone and a spicy mustard made in the Lone Star State.

Bison Burgers

  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp dice onions
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 4-8 slices thin white bread
  • 1 to 2 tbsp melted butter
  • salt and pepper to taste

Fire up your grill. Mix salt, pepper, oregano, onions and oil into meat. Form into two to four patties, depending on the size you want. Since bison doesn’t have a lot of fat, the burgers won’t cook down much. They also require a little more care to handle than regular beef patties. Use a spatula and you’ll be fine. Place patties on the hot grill and cook about five minutes on each side, depending on how hot your fire is. While the burgers are resting, melt the butter. Using a pastry brush, brush both sides of each slice of bread with butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill about two minutes on each side, or until golden brown and toasted. Assemble burgers and chow down.

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43 Responses to Bison burgers on Texas toast

  1. JamieAnne says:

    Wow that looks great!

  2. Now that is something I’m not likely to find at my local cafe. Bison eh?… Beef kind of taste?

  3. Bison is my favorite burger. I love that you kept the seasonings simple – the meat is so tasty it doesn’t need much!

  4. I’ve never tried bison before but I can tell you.. these burgers look delicious! I mean.. wow. My mouth is open.

  5. Now that’s a real-man’s kinda snack! The mushrooms look like a good add.

  6. Sissi says:

    You will probably think it’s difficult to believe, but there are some bisons living in half wild half farmed conditions, very close to my Swiss city πŸ˜‰ Unfortunately hunting is not allowed 😦 but as soon as I see some bison meat at the butcher’s I will make your luscious burgers (oregano sounds like an excellent idea, even with beef burgers).

  7. rutheh says:

    Onions, aged provolone, mushrooms, buttered toast and burgers sound wonderful. I’d sample the mustard first before I slathered it on and might try the burger as is first but I can smell the grilling with your recipe and photo. Not even breakfast time and I am ready to eat one!

  8. Tandy says:

    thanks, I have an idea for supper now πŸ™‚

  9. Eva Taylor says:

    I had a lot of bison in Alberta this past June, I really enjoyed it. I never thought to make it myself, great idea, Greg.

  10. Well, you’ve met your goal (from the “about” section above). I’ve always thought of bison burgers as something to get at a restaurant. Changed! I will try your yummy looking recipe. Bison is pretty easy to find in St. Louis.

  11. I’d love to get my chops around those, they look so good, especially with the mushrooms. I’ve never tried bison, wish I could.

  12. Charles says:

    There’s a restaurant chain in France which serves bison (and buffalo, ostrich, beef…(it’s called “Buffalo Grill in case you’re curious)) and I always love their bison, but I’ll be damned if I can find it anywhere to buy in the butchers 😦 I think it’s quite a niche market here. I can look at your pictures and dream instead though πŸ˜€

  13. That looks amazing…even at this early hour!
    Adding a bit of olive oil to the meat before you shape the patties wil help it hold together better. Don’t yell about defeating the purpose of lean meat – that came directly from a Cooking Light magazine article! πŸ™‚

  14. ChgoJohn says:

    There’s a restaurant near here that serves bison burgers and they’re the only thing I’ve ever ordered there — but they don’t serve ’em on Texas toast. I need to show them your recipe since I’ve no idea where I might find the meat elsewhere.

  15. egg me on says:

    Bison!! You’ve really blown away an ordinary burger. I LOVE Texas toast — and not just because I grew up in Texas. Those thick slices slathered with butter are one the best things in the world. Okay, now I’m drooling.

  16. You had me at Texas toast! These bison burgers sound intriguing!

  17. ceciliag says:

    I have never eaten a bison and no i am not going to raise any either, but i should taste one because like you say they are pretty lean and lean is good, plus butter of course! c

  18. Blimey! Meaty and a half…

  19. Judy says:

    A few years back we started using bison for burgers, when we would occasionally pick up beef to make burgers, the kids always noticed saying it wasn’t as good. Yeah, they’re spoiled. πŸ˜‰

  20. G-LO says:

    Mmmm… do they make those in Philly?

  21. Kristy says:

    This looks mouthwatering good. We made buffalo steaks a while back and all of us (especially our typically non-meat eating Miss A) loved it. I have no doubt she’d dig in to this burger. As would I!

  22. did someone say texas toast? I thought so- in that case I don’t care what you put on it or in it I am all game! Seriously the bison looks phenomenal and my husband would go nuts for this. Did i mention I love texas toast? Just sayin

  23. spicegirlfla says:

    I need to get out more because I’ve never “yet” tried bison! I’ve heard that it is a healthier choice and I like your tips on gently handling it….and the buttering of the toast!!

  24. Stef says:

    Grilled mushrooms +aged provolone + spicy mustard, all melted together and gooey = yum!

  25. We’ve eaten and grilled ’em and really enjoy Bison. Buttered toast sounds like the perfect bun sub-in.

  26. Joanne says:

    My dad would buy ground bison growing up. Good stuff! I agree, it’s very lean, so lay on the butter!

  27. Caroline says:

    Awesome burger! I’d love to take a huge bite of that right now. Thank heavens it’s lunch time and my food is almost to the office. But I’m pretty sure this meal would still be tastier.

  28. My son would love this one, I’ll bookmark it for this summer when we’re all back together again:) Delicious!

  29. I love bison anything. It can get a bit pricey, but is so worth the extra cost! Love the buttered toast.

  30. I had my first bison burger on my birthday last year and love love loved it!

  31. I’ve never had bison, not sure you can get it here… Crocodile or Kangaroo migt work, very lean meat as well!

  32. i really like your food pictures and want to invite you to try out tastingspot.com. it’s for anyone that just wants another place to submit photos and share it will other foodies. It’s still in beta version, but would love for you to start adding some photos and help get it going.

  33. Have just come home to an empty fridge and I read this…not fair as it looks sooooo good!

  34. The first time I ever had Bison Burgers was at Al’s Oasis in Oacoma, SD (http://www.alsoasis.com/) and I knew these are much better then the ones I had.

  35. I have never had bison and we have a restaurant that serves it about 40 minutes away. Guess I should give it a try before I die!

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