Bison Burger

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  1. username_taken

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    The start of my quest to eat all of the local fauna here in Austin Texas, I settled on some freshly ground Bison. There's a place not far that will mail order Snapping Turtle meat, but I need to work out how to sneak that in without the better half knowing that I'm eating turtle.

    This is also the first food cooked in the house I just bought here.

    Bison, or Buffalo is a great lean meat that is perfect for cooking nice and rare.

    This is a very simple burger to make, for the meat itself I just used a quarter pound of ground bison and salt and pepper. I mixed it together quickly by hand and then shaped it. A good trick here is to indent the middle of the burger so that as it cooks and puffs up a bit it doesn't become round so you don't need to constantly flatten it.

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    I cooked it on a cast iron griddle pre-heated to smoking and fried up some onion and tomato along with it. When I turned it I added a slice of swiss cheese to the cooked side. Just before ready i quickly toasted some bread with olive oil on it on the pan as well.

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  2. guy.incogneto

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    looks tasty
     
  3. jET_M@X

    jET_M@X Member

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    how's the taste??
    pretty gamey?? I thought with the meat being so
    lean you'd need some fat in there to prevent the meat getting too dry?
     
  4. Phalanx

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    I had a bison burger with blue cheese not too long ago (northern canada, similar situation). It was a little over the top for me, it was a wad of blue cheese in the centre of the burger, way over powering. A milder cheese could work well though.

    A lot of places do a mix of bison and beef to stop it being too dry though
     
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    just gotta keep it nice and pink :)
     
  6. promiscuousboy

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    would definitely smash that
     

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