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Jerk Bison Burger

Prep: 10 min
Cook: 10 min
Total: 20 min


  • 1.5 lb lean ground bison (or choice of meat)
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
  • 1 habanero or scotch bonnet, chopped
    • If you do not want it too spicy, remove the seeds
  • 1.5 tablespoon fresh ginger
    • 2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 5 wheat hamburger buns (or choice of bread)
Garnish (optional)
  • tomato
  • onion
  • lettuce
  • olive oil mayonnaise


Step 1

Add all the ingredients for the meat into a large mixing bowl and mix together using your hands or a spatula.

Note: I highly suggest using gloves since you are handling very hot peppers.  If not, do not touch anything after mixing and immediately wash your hands with soap & water.

Step 2

Form 5 uniform patties.

Note: If you want to exact use a food scale simply place an empty bowl on a food scale and “zero it out” or press the Tare function.

Then add the seasoned raw meat.  Once you get the weight in grams or pounds, divide that by 5 (or number of servings you prefer) to get the weight for each patty.

Take a portion of the meat and place it on the food scale by itself and add/takeaway meat until you reach the calculated weight for each patty.



Step 3

Set a nonstick or cast-iron pan on medium-high heat, and once hot, spray with avocado or olive oil.

Note: if you are using cast-iron, place it on medium heat and monitor it for sticking.  If it is sticking either 2 things are happening:

1) the heat is too high and you need to take the pan off the heat to let it cool; or

2) you are not allowing the meat to cook through as it will easily lift off the cast iron once it is finished.

Step 4

Cook each patty for about 3 – 4 minutes on each side, or until you reach your preferred doneness.

Bison Jerk Burger

Step 5

Build the burger with your choice of garnish and hamburger buns!

Bison Jerk Burger

These are also GREAT for meal prep as the burgers will last for 4 – 6 days in the fridge in an airtight container.  Just keep everything separate until you would like to enjoy!

Bison Jerk Burger

Eating low-carb at the moment?

Easy!  Just swap the buns for fresh green lettuce for an ultimate spicy lettuce-wrapped burger.  Or, crumble the burger over a salad and enjoy with your favorite dressing!