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Bison Sliders Recipe

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The process of creating bison sliders is a creative journey and results in a symphony of tastes that harmoniously strike the right balance between enjoyment and nutrition. The highlight of the dish is 90% lean ground bison that has been seasoned with a dash of sea salt, cracked pepper, and a hint of smoky paprika. The little brioche hamburger buns, toasted to golden perfection, are the perfect canvas for this meat. The careful blending of the ingredients provides a luscious, soft texture that avoids the possible hazards of over mixing as you carefully make these delicious sliders. In order to get a perfect sear, each slider is placed onto a cold pan to begin with. Throughout the cooking process, each slider will be cooked to perfection. The low-fat cheddar cheese, when melted on top of the sliders, forms a crown that amplifies the flavor profile.

The optional caramelized onions, which are coated in coconut sugar and Worcestershire sauce, offer a savory and sweet element for those who want even more taste. This well-balanced combination of ingredients is a nutritious powerhouse as well as a taste-tempting delight. Lean protein is provided by the bison, and a variety of vital elements are added by the buns and toppings. Assembling the sliders involves skillful layering of lettuce, Roma tomato slices, optional caramelized onions, and precisely cooked patties between toasted brioche buns. It truly is a culinary masterpiece. Take pleasure in the harmony of tastes and textures as you bite into each piece of these delicious and health-conscious bison sliders.

The main ingredient in this gourmet slider creation, bison meat, is not only a tasty substitute for regular beef but also a nutritious powerhouse. Famous for being extremely lean, bison is a great option for anyone looking for a healthy treat because it has a reduced fat level and a leaner protein composition. B vitamins, iron, and zinc are just a few of the vital elements found in bison meat, which promotes good health in general. Furthermore, because these magnificent animals feed on native grasslands, bison are frequently seen to be more ecologically friendly than standard beef because livestock ranching has a less negative ecological influence on the environment. These sliders are elevated by the particular touch of bison, which has a rich and somewhat sweet flavor that gives them a unique taste.

Selecting bison is a thoughtful decision that fits with eco-friendly and health-conscious lifestyles, in addition to providing your taste buds with a delectable feast.

Bison Sliders Recipe


8 Servings
Serving Size:129
* Optional Substitution Note
  • 8 mini brioche hamburger buns (or bun of choice)
  • 1lb 90% lean ground bison
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked pepper
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Eight 1oz squares of reduced fat cheddar
  • Caramelized Onions (optional)
    • 1 medium white onion, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire or low sodium
    • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • Garnish
    • Lettuce
    • Roma tomato slice


Step 1

Set a carbon steel or cast iron skillet on medium-high heat.

Step 2

bison sliders recipe

Slice the buns in half.  Lightly spray with olive oil and if desired, lightly sprinkle with garlic powder.

Once the skillet is hot, add the buns face down in the skillet.  Toast for 3 – 5 minutes or until the edges have lightly browned.

Alternatively, set oven to 350F/177C.  Slice the buns open and spray with oil.  Then place them in a baking tray face up.  Place in the oven and toast for 3 – 5 minutes or until browned/toasted to your liking.

Step 3

In a bowl, gently mix together ingredients for the burger using your hands – overmixing can make for rubbery, tough burger.  Use an ice cream scoop or spoon to evenly make eight 2oz sliders.

Step 4

bison sliders recipe

Wipe the pan clean if needed, spray with oil then add the patties. As you add the patties, press down on each one to flatten.  This is the ONLY time you press down on them while the burger meat is still cold and the “juices” have not warmed to flow yet.

Cook sliders on each side for 2 – 4 minutes, or until sear marks appear or you reach your desired level of doneness (done, medium, medium-rare).

When you initially flip the burgers, top with a small cheddar slice and let it melt as it finishes cooking.

Step 5

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If you plan to add caramelized onions, set a separate cast iron pan on medium heat.  Once hot, spray with olive oil and add the onions.  Toss in the skillet with tongs then add Worcestershire and sugar.  Reduce the heat and continue cooking until soft, about 6 minutes.

Step 6

bison sliders recipe

Bring it all together and build the sliders! Add the sauce or your choice of condiment to the sliders.

Then add lettuce and tomato and top with the patties, optional onions and the bun.


Step 7


bison sliders recipe

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Prep 10min
Cook 15min
Total 25min
# of servings8
Serving Size:129

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!