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Shishito Pepper Bison Burger

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 473
Protein 57g
Fat 12g
Carbs 35g
Total Time

As we bid farewell to summer and welcome the cooler weather, I wanted to make one last burger while it’s still hot here in Texas.  To boost the flavors, I added grilled shishito peppers.

Now, between nopales and shishito peppers, it’s hard to determine which I love most; however, there’s something about shishito peppers that can liven any meal. No worries if you aren’t a fan of spicy food because they aren’t hot.

Shishito peppers are best grilled or roasted and lightly seasoned so not to drown out the buttery, tangy flavors of the pepper.  Eat the peppers by themselves or toss them on a burger.

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Shishito Pepper Bison Burger

Ingredients

Ingredients for shishito peppers:

  • 1/2 lb shishito peppers
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh lemon juice to taste

Ingredients for burger:

  • 5oz raw lean ground bison (I used Northstar Bison)
  • 1 sprouted grain bun
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 oz reduced fat mozzarella cheese (optional)
  •  Seasonings:
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
    • sea salt & pepper
  • Garnish:
    • red onion slices
    • heirloom tomato slices
    • lettuce

Utensils:

  • Camp Chef Wood Pellet Grill
Steps
  1. Fire up your grill and set it to 350F.
  2. Set a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat and add safflower oil. When the oil is hot, toss in the shishito peppers and all the peppers to hear.  Add a few pinches of sea salt & pepper and garlic.  Toss the peppers in the seasoning for about 2-3 minutes.  Remember to ensure that all sides of the peppers are searing.
  3. In the final minute of cooking, add freshly squeezed lemon juice to taste.
  4. Remove the peppers from the heat and set aside.
  5. Season the bison meat and form a patty.  Place the patty on the hot grill (or cook in a nonstick skillet) and cook to desired readiness.  I personally recommend cooking wild game meat all the way through since some wild game has been known to carry bacterial diseases.
  6.  Once the patty is nearly finished cooking on the grill, if desired, place a slice of cheese on top and allow it to melt on the patty in the final minutes of cooking.
  7. Build your burger and enjoy!

Approximate macros for 1 burger:

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Calories
473
Protein
57g
Fat
12g
Carbs
35g
Sodium
-
Fiber
6g
Sugar
6g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.