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Kevin Curry

Epic BBLT – Bison, Tomato , Lettuce & Bacon Burger

It’s a healthy bacon burger o’clock!

Whoever said that eating healthy is wimpy is misinformed, or just can’t cook…eh, maybe it’s a little of both. Ha! But, no worries! Here’s an epic Bison-Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato burger that should remove all doubt. And the cool thing about burgers is that they are easy to customize to increase or decrease calories and protein to meet your needs.

If you gasped at the sight/thought of “bison” in the burger, don’t be alarmed! Bison (and wild game for that matter) is actually a quality animal protein that can do wonders for your health. Here are a few quick facts on bison to make you a believer:

Wild game is 100% grass fed because the animals roam around freely, grazing. This grass fed diet boosts the nutrient content by providing a good supply of Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as vitamins and minerals.
Bison tends to be lower in fat (calories) and cholesterol than chicken or fish. Remember, wild game roams around all day “getting lean” so their fat tends to be lower.
Bison is also higher in protein than chicken or beef AND it is packed full of iron, which also makes it a great choice for women.
Check out this link for more cool information on bison – http://www.bisoncentral.com/cooking-bison/nutrition-information

Ground beef season with garlic paste, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, pinch of cumin and pinch of sea salt and pepper. Make the patties and cook them in a nonstick skillet. When they’re done, set them aside. Using the same skillet, cook the turkey bacon until they’re nice and crispy.

Toast the buns in the oven and assemble your burger. In this recipe, I’m using tomato, red onion and onion sprouts, lettuce leaves and purple cabbage. I also added a tablespoon of goat cheese and Dijon mustard, so if you like, add it too, it will give a great taste to the burger.

Viola! The perfect bacon burgers recipe which you can enjoy without remorse.


  • 3.5oz extra lean organic ground bison
  • 1 sprouted burger bun (I used Alvarado St. Bakery)
  • 2 slices turkey bacon (uncured, natural, nitrate free)
  • 2 slices (beefsteak) tomato
  • 1/4 cup onion sprouts
  • red onion (I used red onion that had been soaked in lime juice and some spices, called salsa criolla)
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • purple cabbage (optional)
  • Condiments:
    • 1 tablespoon goat cheese (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Seasonings for ground bison:
    • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • pinch of cumin
    • pinch of sea salt and pepper
  • spray coconut oil


Step 1

Cook turkey bacon in a nonstick skillet. While it is cooking spray with a little coconut oil and season with pepper. The oil will help the bacon become more crispy and the pepper adds flavor.

Step 2

Lightly toast the buns in the oven. Before toasting, spray with a little coconut oil.

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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!