Friday, June 12, 2015

The only burger I make at home...Buffalo aka Bison Burgers

Let's talk burgers...they come in all sizes, they are now made with all different meat or no meat at all, and let's be real the toppings are endless.  I feel like a burger could really say a lot about a person, what do your burger toppings say about you? Check it out  I wish my burger said..."I'm trying to be slightly healthy by having a buffalo burger with lettuce, tomato and avocado, but I also like my cheese and BBQ sauce too...not everything can be healthy."  These burger are my go to, they are my let me still try to impress my husband and cook a "man" dinner, but let me serve it with some sauteed spinach, since fries at home just aren't the same.  These burgers are incredibly juicy and filled with flavor...the key ingredients being, well other than the ground bison, jalapeno, onions, Worcestershire sauce and some Morton's steak seasoning.   If you have never had a buffalo burger, you should really give one a try, it really does taste just as good as a regular burger, but is leaner, has more nutrients and just better for you.  I use it for nacho night and in spaghetti sauce...pretty much anywhere ground beef would normally be used.  Give this burger a try and Enjoy!

This week there has also been some baking...even though I am going savory recipes this month, doesn't mean there isn't still room for plenty of sweet things.

Flowers were also part of this beautiful week thanks to my husband.

Let's get down to the burgers...

Okay not so pretty or appetizing just yet, but it will be. Ground bison, jalapeno, onions, Morton's steak seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, with a little salt and pepper, make these burgers what they are...delicious.  Trust me here though, that the jalapenos don't actually make these burgers super spicy, especially if you remove the ribs....granted every jalapeno is different, just choose a medium sized one and you should be good to go.

The difference between Charles and I...I top my burger with extra jalapenos, cheese, lettuce, tomato and avocado with some BBQ sauce on the side.

So when cut in half it looks a little like this.

He on the other hand prefers as many slices of bacon as I will throw on there and cheese.

My Favorite Buffalo Burgers:
*makes approximately 4 burgers
16 oz ground bison (generally it comes prepackaged in this size.  The sell it at most grocery stores now.  I get mine from Harris Teeter or Safeway.)
1/2 jalapeno with most of the ribs removed
1/3 chopped yellow onion
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
1/2 teaspoon Morton's steak seasoning
Salt & Pepper to taste

1.  In a large bowl, using your hands, mix the ground bison with the chopped jalapeno, onion, Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning, salt and pepper.

2.  Divide the meat into 4 equal parts, I tend to form the picture into a single giant patty in to the bottom of the bowl and then mark it using my hands in the bowl to divide equally.  Form the meat into patties and if not grilling/cooking right away place on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and put back in the refrigerator.

3.  Heat a grill or for me, a grill pan, over medium-high heat (closer to the high side).  Once the grill is hot cook burgers to desired temperature.  Then top with your favorite burger toppings and Enjoy!

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