Cherry Surprise Bison Burgers

Not only do these burgers surprise you with a sweet and savory tenderness, they also help reduce the negative effects of grilling meat—like reducing compounds that cause oxidative stress and inflammation. Enjoy the delight of grilled burgers, without the negative health effects!

For the cherry relish
1 cup organic frozen cherries, defrosted and chopped
  Zest from 1 organic orange
1⁄2 small organic sweet onion, chopped
1 organic jalapeño, seeded, ribs removed, and diced, or 2 tablespoons finely chopped pickled organic jalapeños
1⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
For the burgers
1⁄2 cup organic frozen cherries, defrosted and finely chopped
1 medium organic shallot, diced (about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons chopped organic basil
2 cloves organic garlic, minced or pressed
1 tablespoon gluten-free organic Worcestershire sauce
1 Natural Grocers Brand Organic Pasture-Raised Egg
3⁄4 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Ground Black Pepper
1 pound ground bison/buffalo
4 hamburger buns or 4 large organic lettuce leaves

1. Make the relish: Combine all of the relish ingredients in a small bowl and mix until well combined. Set aside.

2.  Preheat grill to high.

3. Prepare the burgers: Combine everything except for the meat in a medium bowl until well mixed. Add the meat and mix by hand until the ingredients are evenly distributed. Form into four ½-inch-thick patties and set aside.

4. Heat the grill to medium-high. Gently place the burgers on the grill and close the cover. Grill for about 5 minutes on each side; burgers are done when they reach an internal temperature of 160º F.

5. Serve the burgers on buns or lettuce leaves, topped with the relish.


Want to Make it Vegetarian?

For the burger use 2 packages of Beyond Meat Burgers!