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Bison sliders are a great way to mix up the usual beef burger. I took this up a notch and added bacon fat because bison is typically really lean and therefore can dry out fast when grilling them. Also, bacon fat is a great way to make anything much more flavorful. These can be made into regular size patties but I love them as sliders.

Recipe Author: Kaylie Watson/Nourished Wellness

USWM Shopping List: Ground Bison, Lard or Bacon Fat, Sugar-Free Bacon

Serves: 4-6

 

bison sliders

PHOTO CREDIT: Kaylie Watson/Nourished Wellness

 

Ingredients:

Burgers:
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

 

Optional Toppings:
  • Cooked Bacon (save the grease)
  • Mushrooms (see below)
  • Grilled onions
  • Avocado
  • Butter lettuce
  • Micro mix

 

Mushrooms:
  • 8 ounces of baby portablello mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • Salt to taste

 

Instructions For AIP Bacon Fat Bison Sliders:

Burgers:
  1. Start by cooking the bacon to your liking; save the bacon grease!
  2. Preheat grill to 500 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl add all of the “burger” ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Form eight even sized slider patties.
  5. Grill 2-3 mins on each side or until desired doneness.

 

Mushrooms:
  1. Remove mushroom stems and discard. Thinly slice the mushroom caps.
  2. Place a pan over medium heat and add olive oil. Add the sliced mushrooms and stir.
  3. After the mushrooms release their juices add the salt and minced garlic. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes. Then add in thyme. Cook for 1 minute longer and remove from heat.

 

Assemble burgers as desired! I like mine stacked high!

 

Kaylie WatsonMeet The Chef:

After being diagnosed with Lyme Disease, Autoimmune and CIRS, Kaylie Watson started the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet as recommended by her doctor. She is always developing new AIP recipes that will encourage healing. She describes her cooking style as healing, real whole foods, and simple. She is passionate about helping others heal through food and a non-toxic lifestyle. See more of Kaylie’s recipes and lifestyle tips at Nourished Wellness.

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