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We will get straight to the point, this recipe by December Featured Chef Chris Gonzalez is BURGER GOALS! His Dominican Chimi Bison Burger is pure deliciousness. This sauce-dripping burger is made throughout the Dominican Republic in street stands, each with their own unique flavor. This recipe adds a twist by substituting traditional grass-fed / finished ground beef with grass fed / finished bison. Fire up your grill and give this one a try. It is sure to wow you and your family. 

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Recipe And Photo By Chris Gonzalez | Miami Wellness Club®

Dominican Chimi Bison Burger

Recipe By: Chris Gonzalez | Miami Wellness Club®

Course: Lunch / Dinner

Cuisine: Dominican, Latino, Hispanic

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 35 Minutes

Servings: 6 Servings

USWM Shopping List: Ground Bison


For the Chimi Sauce

  • ½ Cup of Organic Ketchup, Homemade is Best
  • ½ Cup of Organic Mayonnaise, Homemade is Best
  • ¼ Cup of Fresh Pressed Organic Orange Juice
  • 1 TBSP of Organic Worcestershire Sauce

Seasoning for the Meat

  • 1 Large Organic White or Red Onion
  • 1 Clove of Organic Garlic
  • 1 Organic Green or Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 TSP Celtic Grey or Himalayan Pink Sea Salt
  • ½ TSP Fresh Cracked Organic Pepper
  • 1 TBSP of Organic Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 LB of Organic Ground Bison (Buffalo)

For the Chimi Burger

  • 3 TBSPS of Organic Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Organic White or Red Onion Cut into Rings
  • 1 Large Tomato Cut into Slices
  • 2 Cups of Organic Shredded Green or Purple Cabbage
  • 1 Cup Organic Pickles Cut into Slices
  • 1 TSP Organic Sesame Seeds
  • 6 Organic Hamburger Buns or 6 Organic Romaine Leafs


How to make the Chimi Sauce

  1. Mix the ketchup, mayonnaise, orange juice and Worcestershire sauce. Set aside and keep chilled in the refrigerator until ready to use.


How to make the Chimi meat patties

  1. Pulse onion, garlic, bell pepper, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce in a food processor until you obtain a coarse paste like consistency.
  2. Mix the seasoning paste with the meat. Divide the meat into 6 portions and form 6 round patties


How to put together the Chimi

  1. Brush a stove-top grill with some of the oil and heat over high heat. Grill the patties, rotating until they are cooked to desired finish, then set aside.
  2. Reapply oil to the grill and grill onions and tomatoes until they obtain a nice char.
  3. Reapply some oil to the grill and warm up the bread until it reaches a golden, crisp hue.
  4. Place meat, tomato, onions, cabbage and pickles between the buns, garnish with the Chimi sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


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Chris Gonzalez

Chris Gonzalez is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, and the Founder & CEO of Miami Wellness Club ®, South Florida’s Premier Guide to Healthy Living ™. When creating dishes, Chris draws inspiration from his family’s Cuban, Dominican, and Spanish roots. As a natural food chef, he describes his cooking style as organic, holistic, gourmet – global culinary cuisine, using local and seasonal ingredients.