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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Recipe for Inside Out Caprese Bison Burgers

From Mr. ELEB:  "that's another recipe you can make ANY time you like!"  In other words, I think he liked these caprese bison burgers.  If you don't have access to ground bison (buffalo), you can use ground turkey or ground beef (lean).  If you haven't tried bison, I highly recommend it.  You can read more about bison here (and order some really yummy meat).

Yield: 3 substantial burgers
Time: 15 minutes (plus time to heat the grill if grilling outdoors)

  • 1 1/4 pound ground bison
  • 2 TBSP finely diced mozzarella cheese
  • 3  slices of mozzarella cheese, about 1/2 inch thick to fit the burgers
  • 2 TBSP finely chopped fresh basil plus 8-10 more leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • Thick slices of ripe tomatoes
  • Preheat the grill if cooking outdoors.
  • Mix the bison, diced mozzarella, and chopped basil together and form 6 balls.
  • Flatten 3 of the balls and place a slice of mozzarella and a few basil leaves on each of the 3.
  • Top with the remaining balls of bison and seal and press gently into a patty.
  • Generously salt and pepper the patties.
  • Cook over medium to medium high heat in a skillet (or outdoor grill) about 4 1/2-5 minutes per side.
  • Top with a slice of tomato and serve (can serve with a bun or plain).

When you cut in to these, you get the nice surprise of gently melted mozzarella-yummy!  Do a search in the top right column on this blog for other inside out burger recipe ideas.  Hope you enjoy as much as we did!