Wild Eats: Baked Bison Burgers

In honor of National Bison Month, here is an easy recipe for some homemade bison burgers! 


  • 1lb ground bison 
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Hamburger Buns
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Pepperjack Cheese
  • BBQ Sauce

Here's What You Do: 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit. Cook the onions and garlic in a pan until translucent. Allow them to cool enough for you to be able to touch them without burning yourself. Then, mix the onions, garlic, bison, and black pepper together in a mixing bowl.

Form burger patties and lay them out on a metal baking pan. Press a small indent in the center of each patty - this will help the burgers to keep their round shape rather than taking on an egg-like shape when they're cooked.

Bake for about six minutes on one side, then flip the patties and bake for another four minutes on the other side. These cook times can be adjusted, depending on how you like your burgers prepared. If you wish to add cheese to your bison burgers, add it on when you flip the burgers and allow the cheese to melt while the burgers cook on the second side. 

Serve on buns with lettuce and sliced onions and BBQ sauce. Enjoy!