Bison Burgers with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Ingredients for 4 servings
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 Castello Burger Blue Slices
  • 8 slices maple brown sugar bacon
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Ketchup
  • Arugula

For the maple brown sugar bacon

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Bison Burgers with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare the bacon. In a small bowl stir together the maple syrup and brown sugar. Set aside. Place a cooling rack on a sheet pan and arrange the bacon in one layer on the rack. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the bacon begins to brown. Remove the pan carefully from the oven. Brush the bacon slices with the maple syrup mixture and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is golden brown and begins to crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add the bison, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. Using a fork, carefully mix spices into the meat. Be careful not to over mix. Using your hands, form 4 burger patties and place on a plate.
  3. Preheat a pan or grill over medium/high heat. Spray with non-stick spray and lower the heat to medium/low. Cook the burgers 5 to 6 minutes on each side. During the last few minutes of cooking, add 1 slice of blue cheese to each burger until just melted.
  4. Serve each burger on a bun, topped with 2 slices of bacon, ketchup, and arugula. 

Recipe courtesy of Life Is But a Dish

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