Bison Burgers

When it comes to burgers, nothing grills better than bison. This delicious and easy bison burger recipe is perfect to take your next cookout to the next level.

The secret to keeping your bison burgers from crumbling is to not move or flip them before it’s time. Let the bison burger cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side to ‘set’ the bottom layer, then quickly flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the other side. We recommend cooking 2-3 minutes per side for rare or 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Looking for some unique bison burger toppings? Check out our suggested topping combos to try out this weekend and check out some of our other amazing bison burger recipes!

Bison Burgers

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ground bison
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes


Burger Base

  • 32 oz Great Range Ground Bison
  • 2 shallots - finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper
  • brioche or everything topping buns - for serving

The "Classic" Burger

  • brioche bun
  • Colby Jack cheese
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • red onion
  • pickles
  • ketchup
  • mustard

Bacon Jam Burgers

  • everything bun
  • bacon and onion jam
  • pepperjack cheese
  • arugula

Jalapeno Avocado Burgers

  • everything bun
  • candied jalapenos
  • avocado slices
  • spring mix lettuce
  • red onion

Mushroom, Spinach and Swiss Burgers

  • brioche bun
  • sauteed mushrooms
  • swiss cheese
  • fresh spinach


  1. Bring the bison meat to room temperature over 30 minutes prior to making the burger patties. Finely mince the shallot.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the bison meat, shallot, salt and pepper. Use your hands or a meat spatula to mix the ingredients until they are well incorportated.

  3. Preheat an outdoor grill to 500 F. Place each burger on the hot grill. Cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side, then flip and cook for 2-3 minutes on the opposite side for rare bison burgers. For medium rare, cook 3-4 minutes on each side.

  4. Assemble the burgers with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Bison Burger with Bacon Jam

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