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September 03, 2008

Bison Burgers

I picked up some ground bison at Mollie Stone's last night. I've cooked bison a couple of times before in chilli, and mostly thought it was indistinguishable from ground beef. These burgers had a distinctive flavor, although I'm not sure if it was really the bison or the seasonings.

The recipe is very simple: take 1 lb. ground bison and put it in a bowl. Slosh a good amount of Worcestershire sauce over it, and add a few dollops of harissa*. Mix it all up with your hands until everything is combined. Shape into thick patties, and sear on a hot cast iron skillet, about 3-4 minutes per side, until the outside is crusty and browned but the inside is still rare.

Serve with pita bread, some Greek yogurt stirred up with shredded cucumber, garlic, and mint, and a salad. Mmmm.

*If you don't have harissa, a sprinkling of cumin and a few dollops of tabasco or sriracha hot sauce would probably work well.

Posted by spaceling at 10:57 AM