Let me be cocky for just a second: these burgers were phenomenal. Truly, some of the best burgers I have ever had, and I mean no disrespect to Mountain Sun in saying that. Derek ate three of these - clearly they were a winner in our house!
These were really a lucky coincidence - I still had some leftover blue cheese to use up, we'd bought bison at Costco with no particular plans for it, and I was seriously hankering for a burger. Making a burger felt like a big treat (just like making pizza does!). Maybe it's because burgers are something you have out, or at a fun barbecue, but they've never been something I make "just because." In fact, I'd never made hamburgers before!
Most blue cheese burger recipes I could find all did the same thing: made a patty with a blob of blue cheese in the middle. I'm all for a gusher-style food, but I wanted the blue cheese to permeate the entire burger and be more present in each bite; therefore, I mixed the blue cheese in with the bison completely. It made each bite delicious - with a bit of blue cheese, but not overpoweringly so!
I also addressed on of my burger irritations: tomatoes and onions sliding out and being awkward. I hate it when you bite into a burger and have to pull out the entire onion with that one bite! I decided to dice my tomato and onion, mix them together, and then add them like a salsa to the top of the burger! It worked splendidly. Put these on my rosemary brioche buns, and you have yourself a crazy delicious meal!Print
A healthy take on the classic burger with a lean bison patty and decadent rosemary brioche buns.
- ½ recipe of Rosemary Brioche Burger Buns
- 1 lb ground bison meat
- ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp spicy mustard
- 3 green onions, finely sliced
- salt and pepper
- ½ red onion, finely diced
- 1 medium tomato, finely diced
- 2 avocados
- Spinach leaves
- Mix the diced onion and tomato together in a bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together meat, blue cheese, Worcestershire, mustard, green onions, salt, and pepper.
- Form into patties and grill (or cook in a frying pan) to your desired doneness.
- In the meantime, spread each bun with a thin layer of butter and broil in high for 2 minutes, or until toasted. Arrange spinach on the bottom bun, topped with avocado.
- Place the burgers on top of the avocado, then top the patties with the onion/tomato mixture. Add other condiments as needed - mustard, ketchup, etc.