Juicy Bison Burger

If you’re looking to try something new, this Bison Burger will not disappoint! Rich in protein, juicy, and flavorful, this can easily top your favorite beef burger.

In the heart of Wyoming, where expansive landscapes shape the culinary narrative, the Bison Burger emerges as a symbol of robust taste and hearty satisfaction.

Want to try other delicious sandwiches from across the United States? Check out the Vietnamese fave a Chicken Banh Mi, a classic Patty Melt, or a West Virgnina Pepperoni Roll.

Are bison burgers good?

Absolutely! Bison burgers offer a lean and distinctive alternative to traditional beef patties. The richness of bison meat, paired with the right ingredients, results in a delectable and satisfying burger that’s sure to please the palate.


To create the perfect Bison Burger, start with high-quality ground bison meat, seasoning it with your preferred blend of herbs and spices. Utilizing a cast iron skillet enhances the cooking process, ensuring a juicy and flavorful result. Top it off with a slice of your favorite cheese to melt over the patty, enhancing the overall taste and texture.

Are bison burgers tender?

Yes, bison burgers can be incredibly tender when cooked with care. The lean nature of bison meat requires attention to prevent overcooking. Using a cast iron skillet helps retain the burger’s moisture, resulting in a juicy and tender patty.

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Is bison meat better than beef?

The choice between bison and beef depends on personal preferences. Bison meat is leaner and lower in fat than beef, offering a healthier option. Additionally, bison meat boasts a distinct, slightly sweet flavor that sets it apart from traditional beef.

What’s the difference between bison and buffalo meat?

While the terms are often used interchangeably, bison and buffalo refer to different species. True buffalo are native to Africa and Asia, whereas bison are native to North America. Bison meat is leaner and has a milder flavor compared to buffalo meat.

Why is bison so expensive?

Several factors contribute to the higher cost of bison meat. Bison are raised in smaller numbers than cattle, leading to a limited supply. Additionally, raising and harvesting bison involve more extensive grazing areas and specialized handling, adding to the overall production costs.

Why choose bison over beef?

Opting for bison over beef comes with various benefits. Bison meat is leaner, lower in fat, and higher in protein. It also contains essential nutrients like iron and zinc. Beyond the nutritional aspects, many appreciate the unique, slightly sweet flavor of bison that adds a distinctive touch to dishes like the Bison Burger.

Which tastes better, bison, or buffalo?

Bison and buffalo offer different flavors, with bison providing a milder and slightly sweet taste compared to the stronger flavor of buffalo meat. Preference for one over the other often comes down to personal taste.

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Is bison meat gamey?

Bison meat is generally not considered gamey. While it possesses a distinct flavor, it lacks the strong, intense gaminess often associated with wild game. The mild and slightly sweet taste of bison makes it a versatile and enjoyable meat option.

In the expansive landscapes of Wyoming, where the spirit of the wild thrives, the Bison Burger takes center stage as a lean and distinct alternative to traditional beef patties.

Bison Burger

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
If you're looking to try something new, this Bison Burger will not disappoint! Rich in protein, juicy, and flavorful, this can easily top your favorite beef burger.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 3 burgers
Calories 550 kcal


  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 3 hamburger buns
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 slices American cheese

Optional toppings:

  • mayo
  • mustard
  • white onion, lettuce, tomato, pickles

Recipe Instructions

  • In a medium sized bowl, add your ground bison. Add in Worcester sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic. Mix gently until combined. (Don't overmix as it will make the meat tough).
  • Using your hands, divide meat into 3 even balls. Gently flatten into ~ 1 inch thick and shape into a circle. Set aside.
  • Heat a cast iron skillet over medium until hot. Butter buns and toast until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add patties to your hot cast iron. Cook until nicely seared, about 5 minutes, and then flip. Cook another minute. Then add top with cheese and cover the skillet with a lit of baking sheet. Remove when cheese is melted and internal temp is 130℉ – 135℉ (for medium rare).
  • Serve immediately on toasted buns with desired toppings: mayo, mustard, onion, lettuce, pickles, and tomato.


Calories: 550kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 37gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 1523mgPotassium: 620mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 224IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 323mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Bison Burger
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