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Mushroom Bison Sliders

Try this quick and easy low-carb mushroom bison slider recipe I recently made.

Whether you’re gearing up for a big game, a party, or just a family dinner, sliders are always a hit. And if you’re trying to go a little lighter on the calories, then making healthy practical substitutions is a must. Swap ground meat for a leaner version and swap the bread buns for mushroom caps.

Of the ingredients, you will need lean ground bison meat, large mushroom caps, reduced fat sharp cheddar, tomato slices, maché rosettes, Dijon mustard, and some seasonings.

I used Spice Cave Fire & Land seasoning, but if you don’t find it, you can use smoked paprika and cayenne as a substitute. You will also need some green onion and chopped cilantro.

When choosing mushrooms, pay attention to the size and shape that would suit you best for the sliders.

It’s very simple to prepare this dish, but you have to be careful with the mushrooms. First, you need to wash them and gently scoop out the inside of the mushrooms with a spoon. Oil them and they are ready to grill. Grill them for a few minutes until soft and set aside to cool.

The next step is making bison patties. Mix the meat with the seasonings and form patties. Grill them for 10 minutes on one side, then turn them over and grill for a few more minutes, depending on the desired readiness. In the meantime, cut the cheese and put it over the patties towards the end of grilling and let the cheese melt.

Assemble burgers from grilled patties, mushroom caps, maché, tomato, and a bit of yellow mustard. Fasten them with wooden sticks so they don’t fall apart, and serve while still warm.

Enjoy the meal, and be sure to leave a comment on how you liked the taste of low-carb bison burger sliders!


Ingredients for 8 sliders:

  • ~1lb 94% lean ground bison
  • 16 large cremini mushroom caps
  • Seasonings:
    • 1 tablespoon Spice Cave Fire & Land seasoning (OR 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon cayenne)
    • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
    • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • For sliders:
    • 2 regular slices reduced fat sharp cheddar
    • 8 Roma tomato slices
    • maché rosettes (or your choice of lettuce)
    • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard


Step 1

Set grill or oven to 350F.

Step 2

Mix ground bison with the seasonings and form into 8 small patties.

Step 3

Thoroughly wash the mushrooms. Chop the stem off the mushroom caps. Using a small knife or spoon, carefully scrape out the inner black portion of the mushroom caps. Spray the caps with a little olive oil, then toss them face down on the grill or in the oven for no more than 8 minutes. This will help soften them a bit.

Step 4

Add the bison patties to the grill and cook for about 10 minutes. Then, flip them over to cook for another 5 minutes or so (to desired readiness).

Step 5

Cut each cheese slice into 4 equal squares, then place the square of cheese on each slider and let the cheese melt on the slider for 1 – 2 minutes.

Step 6

Assemble the slider. Squeeze a bit of Dijon into one of the caps, then add maché (lettuce), 1 tomato slice, the bison patty and then top with the other mushroom cap. Skewer with a toothpick or wooden stick if needed.

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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!