I love bison. It is lean, almost sweet and easy to cook – just have to be careful not to over cook it otherwise you’ll dry it out and won’t be happy. When we are bored with ground beef or our regular beef stews, we swing by our local bison farm to switch it up.
If you can’t find bison at your local grocery store, try searching for a bison farm near home. I’ve seen it recently at Wegman’s and some Whole Foods carry ground bison.
These Easy Bison Burgers have a hidden ingredient and if you know me by now you may already have guessed it. Bison liver. When my husband asked the bison farmer if he had any bison liver, he was thrilled (the farmer was, that is). According to the farmer, one bison liver weighs about 25 pounds. Holy cow! I mean holy bison! That’s a big liver. A bison liver is as big as a small toddler. Sheesh.
I sneak liver into burgers and any ground meat meal pretty regularly. I’ve talked about this before in my Easy Beef Liver Meatballs recipe. But I wanted to emphasis my point again:
Liver is not toxic when eaten because it filters out toxins in the body. If eaten once or twice a week you will not OD on Vitamin A. Liver is a superfood. Period end of story.
If you really hate liver and can’t stomach the idea of eating it – just leave it out of this recipe. Either way, these burgers are delicious.
1.5-2 lbs ground bison
`/8-1/4 cup shredded bison liver (leave it partially frozen and use a cheese grater, works like a charm)
1 TBS fresh parsley (or 1/2 TBS dried)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 TBS grass-fed ghee
- Place the ground bison, liver, and spices in a mixing bowl and mix together with your hands. Make into little patties, about the size of your palm.
- Wash your hands. Obviously.
- Melt the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat and wait for the pain to get hot.
- Cook on either side until nice and brown but not burnt. Just like ground beef, it is OK to eat bison with a little red in it (medium doneness).
- Serve with a couple of side vegetables. Or a big ol’ salad!