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Smoked Bison Burgers

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Bison Burgers

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

35

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

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

  • 4 Tablespoon butter

  • 2 Large Yellow Onions, Sliced

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 Cup brown sugar

  • 2/3 Cup bourbon

  • To Taste salt

  • To Taste pepper

  • 3 Pound Bison, ground

  • To Taste salt

  • To Taste pepper

  • 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.
  • 2

    Cook onions, stirring occasionally until golden, about 20 to 25 minutes. Add the sugar to the pan and remove from heat.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 8

    Serve with condiments of your choice. Enjoy!