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Grilled Jalapeño Stuffed Bison Burger

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Mesquite

A bacon-wrapped jalapeño popper stuffed inside a bison burger. You read that right. This is the definition of next level Traegering.

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Filling

  • 8 Ounce cream cheese, room temperature

  • 6 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced

  • 2 Tablespoon yellow onion, minced

  • 4 Pieces sliced bacon, cooked, crumbled or diced

main

  • 2 Pound ground bison, or ground chuck, 80/20 lean

  • Salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 hamburger buns, for serving

  • Pickled jalapeño slices, for serving

  • 4 pieces sliced bacon, cooked, for serving

  • Toppings of your choice, for serving

  • 1

    Make the filling. In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese, jalapeños, bacon and minced onion and stir to combine.

    • 8 Ounce cream cheese, room temperature

    • 6 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced

    • 2 Tablespoon yellow onion, minced

    • 4 Pieces sliced bacon, cooked, crumbled or diced

  • 2

    Divide the ground bison into 8 portions, and form each into a patty. Place a generous spoonful of the cream cheese filling on 4 of the patties. Top with the remaining patties. Dip your hands in cold water, then gently press the seams together to completely enclose the filling.

    • 2 Pound ground bison, or ground chuck, 80/20 lean

  • 3

    Reshape the patties as needed, and transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for one hour.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 500°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    500 ˚F

  • 5

    Season both sides of the burger patties with salt and pepper.

    • As Needed Salt

    • As Needed Freshly ground black pepper

  • 6

    Place the bison patties directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook, turning once, until the internal temperature reaches 160℉, about 20 minutes.

    500 ˚F

    160 ˚F

  • 7

    Remove the burgers from the grill. Place a burger on the bottom half of each bun with the condiments of your choice and top with reserved bacon strips, and pickled jalapeño slices. Enjoy!

    • 4 hamburger buns, for serving

    • Pickled jalapeño slices, for serving

    • 4 pieces sliced bacon, cooked, for serving

    • Toppings of your choice, for serving

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