Bison Bacon Burgers

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The other night I wanted to add a flavor twist to our usual bison burgers. I had seen a recipe for decadent bacon filled beef burgers in a magazine and I wanted to reinterprete them with about 20g less saturated fat. I found a nice compromise combining nitrate free turkey bacon with grass-fed bison. These burgers have loads of flavor, high protein and they are lean and clean.

Smoky burgers are awesome when we are in Telluride. Here I am before heading home for dinner at my favorite bookstore Between the Covers sipping Americano’s while my little guy munches pastries. This gives me a few minutes on my laptop.

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Organic grass-fed bison is a delicious, full flavor, lean source of protein. I usually get mine at Whole Foods. You can also check your local butcher. Some online sources include and

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~ Marla Meridith

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10 thoughts on “Bison Bacon Burgers

  1. great recipe I am going to do a blog for an organic meat company would you like these to be featured?
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    1. Alison: Bison is so lean & has more flavor than typical ground beef. It is also raised with much more sustainable efforts. I believe it has more iron than typical beef, so that is great for women – especially active ones like us!

  2. I recognized that view of Telluride instantly, although I haven’t been there in years. So gorgeous and I love this recipe. Not sure if I can get bison meat anywhere in my area, though!

  3. I need to give bison a try again! We have a great meat
    market here so it’s easily available but it’s been a long time
    since I bought any. I must change that and try this burger. I’m
    always game for a burger! 😉

    1. Megan: Bison has a much richer flavor than beef & that is why I love it. Also much leaner. Wish I had a butcher here that I loved though.

  4. Gorgeous burgers, Marla. We have been able to get grass-fed
    bison from Ole’s work, and it’s been great trying it out in old
    recipes and making new ones.

  5. These look fantastic and will most definitely be a refreshing break from the store brought burgers that we are so used to nowadays! I am definitely gong to try this recipe and give my children some real burgers.

    Greatest thanks!