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Bison Burger With Blue Cheese – The perfect, homemade grilled  bison burger, topped with with blue cheese. Juicy, tender and flavorful. Add more toppings of your choice and serve with fries or side salad. 

Bison Burgers With Blue Cheese, ketchup, onions, tomato, pickle and mayo, with fries on a plate
Bison Burgers With Blue Cheese

Hi guys! Is everyone having a good week? I just can’t believe it is Wednesday already!

Have you ever tried bison meat? Do you like it?

I’ve tried it many times in restaurants and I’m in love with bison steaks and burgers. I recently decided to make some bison burgers at home. Bison meat is leaner than beef, but if it’s not cooked properly it can get very dry. It is best served medium rare. To be completely honest, I can not always distinguish if I’m eating a good quality beef burger or a bison one.

I like to season the meat with salt, pepper, garlic powder and add some chopped onions for extra juiciness.

Bison Burger meat in a bowl
Bison Burgers With Blue Cheese


Then I formed the patties by hand.

raw Bison Burger patties
Bison Burgers With Blue Cheese


Uncooked burger patties can be wrapped in parchment paper and kept in the fridge for 1-2 days or frozen for up to 2 months.

I just used regular burger buns, but gluten free buns will be a great substitute. You can also check m recipe for Sesame Burger Buns, which have an amazing texture and flavor.

I topped my burger with some blue cheese crumbles and caramelized onions. Each bite from this burger has a different flavor, because of all the wonderful toppings. I also like garnishing with mixed greens, instead of plain lettuce and add some tomato slices. You can add your favorite toppings, used american or feta cheese for example. Bacon will make a great topping and if you have the time to grill or roast some peppers, they will make an amazing burger top pins as well.

I kind of like the combination of burger+fries+coke… Well I skipped the coke, but made my favorite homemade french fries, to accompany this fabulous bison burger.

It has been a while since last time I made burgers at home. Excuse my messy pictures and the absence of a vertical “Pinterest” shot, but I honestly was not planning on sharing this recipe. It was delicious! It takes less than 30 minutes to make. I’ll make it again, for sure!

This is a typical grilling season recipe, but I use my gas grill throughout the year.

Bison Burger on a white plate with mayo, ketchup, fries and pickle
Bison Burgers With Blue Cheese


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Bison Burgers With Blue Cheese
5 from 6 votes

Bison Burger With Blue Cheese

By Lyubomira L
The perfect, homemade grilled bison burger with blue cheese. Juicy, tender and flavorful. Add your favorite toppings and serve with fries or side salad. Each bite from this burger has a different flavor, because of all the wonderful toppings.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4



  • 20 oz (600 gr) ground bison
  • 1 tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 4 burger buns

Caramelized onions

  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • 4 tbsp blue cheese crumbles
  • pickles
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • mayonnaise
  • mustard
  • ketchup


  • In a bowl combine bison, onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix well, if mixture appears too dry, add some cold water. Separate into 4 even parts. Form burger patties.
  • Saute onions in olive oil over medium heat until softened. Add balsamic vinegar and stir. Cook for one more minute, then remove from heat.
  • Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat. Make sure grill is clean. Grill burgers for 2-3 minutes per side, depending on desired doneness.(Grilling time depends on the kind of grill used, size of burger patties, climate).
  • Lightly toast burger buns. Spread mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard if desired.
  • Place bison burger patties on buns, over lettuce (mixed greens). Add blue cheese crumbles, top with onions. Top with top part of the bun.
  • Serve with french fries or a side salad. Garnish with pickles.


!Optional: You can place blue cheese over bison patties, one minute before they are done grilling. This will make the cheese melt, but it may also fall between the grill rims.
!You can find bison meat at supermarkets, but local farmers markets offer a better quality meat.


Calories: 514kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 104mg, Sodium: 2153mg, Potassium: 577mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 3.6mg, Calcium: 140mg, Iron: 5.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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  1. Bison meat is pretty hard to find around here, but I’ve heard it’s so good for you! I’m sure these burgers are awesome.

  2. For the record, I’m a HUGE bison fan, especially when it’s ground. It tastes like beef but is so much healthier and works so well if you cook it right!
    Which you have. This is a fantastic recipe. And the pics are great!

  3. Oi oi oi!! This one really hits home, I LOVE burgers and I love love love the addition of blue cheese! I’ve never had a blue cheese burger – this will be The ONE!!

    1. Thanks Nagi! I know you like burgers and I;m so happy to hear you like this one! Blue cheese makes a great topping! And I do love fries…

  4. The sight of that melted cheese is making me so hungry! I haven’t eaten meat in over a month!!! (not my choice) ~ The Iron deficiency is definitely speaking up for itself. Look amazing.

  5. YUMMM! I love hamburgers! These look absolutely delicious. I love that you used Bison over regular beef. Can’t wait to give these a try!!

  6. Ever since a vacation in South Dakota over 6 years ago (where I met Ted Turner on his Bison ranch) my wife and I have used primarily ground bison in any recipe calling for ground beef. Particularly burgers (we LOVE burgers).

    I do have a question about your recipe: “1 tbsp salt” Are you certain about that (assuming you meant Tablespoon)? That seems like a lot of salt to me.

    1. Thanks Doc! You can add as much salt as you like, I usually add 1 tbsp for 4 burgers, which is 1/4 tbsp per burger and it is ok with me. I should probably put salt and pepper to taste, so it doesn’t seem confusing and doesn’t get too salty for other people.