Thursday, June 12, 2014

Jalapeno Feta Bison Burger

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Feta for salt, Jalapeño for heat, Bison because it's so good to eat! The flavor of beef with significantly less fat and calories and just a bit more protein, bison makes the perfect burger. I began switching beef for bison in the past year or so and no one in my household knew until I told them.  If you haven't tried it yet, here's a delicious introduction:

To one pound of ground sirloin bison, add 1/2 cup feta crumbles, and 1/4 cup chopped jalapeño and turn just a few times until mixed.
Season with several liberal shakes of Garlic Powder, also (NOT garlic salt).  Shape gently into burger patties, touching as little as possible until meat just holds together. Don't get to mashing or balling it up and pounding it flat or you'll encourage the meat proteins to clamor together and turn against you. That means tough burgers, chef, and no one wants to see that happen. 
Now, to the grill. Or the non-stick skillet over medium heat. Or the pre-heated George Foreman. I chose the later today because I'm hungry and 4 minutes does it on the GF since both sides of the burger cook at once. 
Toast up some buttery French bread slices while the bison is sizzling away.

For dressing up this burger I wanted a little cool creamy avocado to balance the jalapeño's heat and rather than ketchup or mayo I chose a homemade thousand island, which is almost ketchup and mayo, just a notch better. Several layers of crispy lettuce and we're complete.   

SummerSoiree is on at the Food Network blogsite! We're all blogging together about Burgers today, but stay tuned each week for fresh ideas from your finds at the Farmer's Market or delicious dishes for picnics and parties all summer long! And check these out:

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