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Smoked Bison Burgers

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

35 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Big Game Blend

Bourbon caramelized onions are piled on top of juicy Traegered bison patties and melty american cheese. Finish this burger off with your favorite toppings for one big, flavorful bite.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 4 Tablespoon butter

  • 2 Large yellow onion, sliced

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 Cup brown sugar

  • 2/3 Cup bourbon

  • salt

  • pepper

  • 3 Pound ground bison, 94% lean

  • 8 Slices American cheese

  • 4 Whole buns

  • 1 Head butter lettuce

  • 4 Slices tomatoes

Steps

  • 1

    Heat the butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

    Ingredients

    • 4 Tablespoon butter

    • 2 Large yellow onion, sliced

    • 1 Teaspoon salt

    • 1 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 2

    Cook onions, stirring occasionally until golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add the sugar to the pan and remove from heat.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Cup brown sugar

  • 3

    Add the bourbon to the onions and carefully ignite with a long match. Allow flames to die out and then continue to cook until the onions are glazed, about 2 minutes. Allow to cool and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    Ingredients

    • 2/3 Cup bourbon

    • To Taste salt

    • To Taste pepper

  • 4

    Break the bison up in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Divide meat and form into eight 4” patties.

    Ingredients

    • 3 Pound ground bison, 94% lean

    • To Taste salt

    • To Taste pepper

  • 5

    When ready to cook, set temperature to High and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 500℉ if available.
  • 6

    Grill burgers 5 minutes per side. The last 2 minutes of cooking, add the cheese to melt and place buns cut side down to toast.

    Grill500 ˚F

    Ingredients

    • 8 Slices American cheese

    • 4 Whole buns

  • 7

    Remove burgers and buns from grill and assemble. Start with the bottom bun, then a burger patty. Add some bourbon onions, another burger patty, more bourbon onions, lettuce, tomato and the top bun.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Head butter lettuce

    • 4 Slices tomatoes

  • 8

    Serve with condiments of your choice. Enjoy!

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