Bison Bacon Burgers

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

Bison Burgers

Bison Bacon Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8-9 Burgers

Serving Size: 1 Burger

Bison Bacon Burgers


  • 2 pounds Grass-Fed Ground Bison
  • 1 package (8 oz) organic nitrate free Turkey Bacon (I like Applegate Farms) diced into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon dried roasted minced Garlic (you can use a few cloves of fresh chopped garlic as well)
  • Italian Parsley: use about a handful if using fresh, chopped small. A few teaspoons if using dried.
  • Black Pepper
  • Pinch of Salt


  • Pre-heat grill medium high heat. Combine all ingredients in bowl. Shape into patties. Grill burgers for about 4 minutes each side or until meat is done to your liking.
  • Notes
  • Bison meat is very lean so it can dry out quickly if over done.
  • If you can't find ground bison you can use organic ground turkey, chicken or beef instead.
  • Serve on a whole wheat bun or wrapped in a tortilla.
  • If you want a high-protein lower carb Paleo choice serve with a side of veggies and some salsa or marinara.

Bison Burger Recipe Links


10 Responses to Bison Bacon Burgers

    • 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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! 😉

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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