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Nutrient-dense Bison Burger (3 ways)

This nutrient-dense bison burger recipe offers 3 ways to enjoy this patty. The recipe is packed with flavor and easy and quick to make. Since these patties can be used in a wide variety of ways, this recipe is perfect for meal prepping. They are gluten and dairy-free, Paleo and AIP compliant. Enjoy them with a side of my cheesy truffle fries for the ultimate experience.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Servings 6 patties

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 1/2 stalk celery (small), minced (approx. 1.5 Tbsp, minced)
  • 1 green onion/scallion, minced (approx. 1.5 Tbsp, minced)
  • 3 mushrooms (small), minced (crimini or button, approx. 3 Tbsp minced)
  • 1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • coconut oil (for frying - or other cooking oil of choice - omit if you are grilling them)

Sweet potato bun with toppings:

  • 1 large white sweet potato (to make sweet potato buns)
  • red onion
  • avocado (or other toppings of choice)
  • lettuce
  • sauce of choice (my favorite is aioli avocado dip)

Lettuce wrap:

  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • red onion
  • avocado (or other toppings of choice)
  • sauce of choice (my favorite is aioli avocado dip)

Burger Patties with Fries and Salad:

  • 1 large white sweet potato
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • lettuce
  • cucumber
  • avocado
  • balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl combine the minced celery, scallion, mushrooms and parsley with the ground bison and the spices. Mix well with your hands.
  • Gently form 6 flat patties. They will shrink in size so depending on what kind of diameter you prefer, make them slightly bigger.
  • Heat a large pan/skillet over medium heat. Once hot add the cooking oil. Place the patties in the skillet and make sure there is enough space between them. You may have to use two pans or cook them in batches if your patties are large. Cook the patties for about 4 minutes on each side for medium/rare. Depending on how you like them cooked, increase the cooking time.
  • You can also grill them on a BBQ grill. Grill for a couple of minutes on each side until they reach the desired temperature.
  • See the options below for how to serve these patties. You can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for a few days. The patties taste great cold as well as a snack or for breakfast.

Serving examples:

  • Sweet potato bun: While the patties are cooking slice up a few thick (1/2 inch) white sweet potato slices. Use the thickest part to make them as big as possible. Fry them for a few minutes on each side in a lightly oiled pan and season with salt until fork tender. Serve the patty on the sweet potato bun and add your favorite toppings. Place another sweet potato bun on top and enjoy.
  • Lettuce wrap: Grab a large piece of butter lettuce place a patty and your desired topping inside and enjoy.
  • With a salad and fries: Prepare the fries first so they are done in time. Cut the sweet potatoes into fries, coat with olive oil salt, and garlic powder. Grill in the oven for 40 minutes on 400F, flip after 20 minutes. While the patties are cooking prepare a simple salad. Simply chop some lettuce and cucumber and avocado and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt. Serve patties with fries and a side salad.