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Smoked Bison Burger

Hey there, burger enthusiasts and grill gurus! Buckle up, because today I’m diving into the smoky realm of flavor-packed goodness – the one and only smoked bison burger! So, grab your aprons and your sense of adventure, because we’re about to embark on a culinary journey that’ll have your taste buds doing the happy dance.

smoked bison burger

How to make smoked bison burger

Alright, folks, let’s get our grill game on and whip up some lip-smacking smoked bison burgers. You ready? Here’s a quick rundown of the steps to burger bliss:

  1. Get Your Hands on Quality Bison Meat: Now, I know we’re all about burgers, but let’s talk real here – the star of the show is the meat. Opt for top-notch bison meat. It’s lean, mean, and ready to sizzle!
  2. Spice It Up, Baby!: Mix in your favorite seasonings with the meat. I’m talking garlic powder, onion powder, a pinch of cayenne – let those flavors party in there!
  3. Shape It Right: Form those patties with love and care. You want ’em to be just the right size – not too big, not too small. Imagine a Goldilocks burger situation.
  4. Fire Up the Pellet Grill: Time to bring out the big guns! Preheat your pellet grill to around 225°F (yeah, we’re getting precise here).
  5. Wood Pellets Wizardry: Ah, the magic of wood pellets! Use hickory or mesquite for that earthy, smoky goodness that’ll make your burgers sing.
  6. Grill ‘Em Low and Slow: Place those patties on the grill grates and let ’em work their smoky charm. About 1.5 hours should do the trick.
  7. Cheese Please!: Now, here’s the money move – slap some cheddar or gouda on those patties and let ’em melt like there’s no tomorrow.
  8. Build Your Burger Masterpiece: Grab your favorite buns, spread some sauce, stack lettuce, tomatoes, onions – you know the drill. Top it with that glorious smoked bison patty!
  9. Devour and Dance: Sink your teeth into that burger masterpiece and do a little victory dance. You just conquered the world of smoked bison burgers!

smoked bison burger recipe

Wood pellets

Ahoy, flavor seekers! The choice of wood pellets is like picking the right playlist for a party – it sets the vibe! When it comes to smoked bison burgers, I’m all about hickory and mesquite. These bad boys infuse that deep, smoky goodness that’ll have you wondering why you ever settled for plain ol’ burgers.

What to serve

Hold onto your spatulas, folks, because the sides are just as crucial as the main act! Think about it – smoked bison burgers are like the rockstars, and the sides are their backup dancers. Go for some crispy sweet potato fries (homemade, of course), a refreshing coleslaw with a zesty twist, and heck, throw in a grilled corn on the cob for that extra summer flair. It’s a flavor explosion that’ll make your taste buds party like it’s 1999!

smoked bison

And there you have it, my burger-loving pals! A wild ride through the world of smoked bison burgers that’ll make you the grill hero of your next cookout. Remember, it’s not just about the ingredients; it’s about the passion you put into each sizzle, each flip, and each bite. So, go forth, conquer the grill, and may your smoked bison burgers be as legendary as your appetite!

Thanks for joining me on this tasty adventure. Until next time, keep the grill fired up and the bison burgers smokin’! And hey, in the words of the great grill gurus, “Grill on, my friends!”

Smoked Bison Burger

Savor the irresistible combination of smoky goodness and tender bison meat in our signature smoked bison burger. Get ready for a taste experience that will blow you away.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound ground bison meat
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 burger buns
  • 4 slices of cheddar or gouda cheese
  • Lettuce tomatoes, onions (for burger toppings)
  • Your favorite burger sauce


The Preparations

  1. Preheat Your Pellet Grill: Fire up that pellet grill and set the temperature to a smoking 225°F. Just like getting the stage ready for a rock concert, we're setting the mood for the smoky flavor show!
  2. Season the Bison Meat: In a mixing bowl, toss in your pound of ground bison meat. Sprinkle in the garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Get your hands in there and mix it all together, infusing that meat with flavor-packed goodness. Just remember to wash those hands afterward – we're not aiming for a "seasoned" chef!

Shaping the Goodness

  1. Shape Those Patties: Now, let's shape our meat into glorious patties. Aim for about ¼ pound each. You can use your hands or a burger press if you've got one. Think of it as crafting mini meat sculptures!

The Smoky Magic

  1. Place Patties on the Grill: Place those beautifully crafted patties on the grill grates. It's like introducing the band to the stage. Close the lid and let the smoky symphony begin!
  2. Let the Smoking Begin: This is where patience comes into play. Let those patties smoke away for about 1.5 hours. Go ahead, play air guitar while you wait – it's all part of the process!

The Cheese Meltdown

  1. Cheesy Dreams: About 10 minutes before the smoking time is up, it's time to melt some cheese. Lay those cheese slices on the patties and let them get all gooey and irresistible.

The Build-Up

  1. Stack 'Em Up: It's burger assembly time! Grab your burger buns, spread your favorite sauce (I'm all about that special sauce!), stack on some lettuce, tomatoes, and onions – the whole shebang!
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