Southwestern Bison Burger with Chipotle Mayonnaise
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
  • 1pound ground bison (buffalo)
  • 1 small bunch scallions, finely chopped, mostly white with some green
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (such as Tabasco), or to taste
  • 2tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch wide strips
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch wide strips
  • 1/3 cup low-fat canola mayonnaise
  • 1 medium canned chipotle pepper in adobo, seeded and minced
  • 4 whole-wheat burger buns
  • 1/2 small very ripe avocado, mashed
  • 4 small lettuce leaves
  • 4 thin red onion slices (optional)
  1. Coat grill racks with oil and preheat to medium-high.
  2. Combine bison, scallions, salt, pepper, cumin, hot sauce, and cilantro. Form into four 4-inch patties and lightly brush with oil. Lightly coat pepper strips with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill burgers and peppers for 12 minutes, turning burgers halfway through and turning peppers three or four times, until burgers are cooked through and peppers are tender and charred.
  3. While burgers and peppers are cooking, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise with chipotle pepper and mix well.
  4. During final 2–3 minutes of cooking, place buns, cut side down, on grill and toast. Remove and spread both sides of each bun with mayonnaise. Spread with avocado and top with peppers. Place burgers on top of peppers, and top with lettuce leaves and onion slices, if desired; then cover with bun tops. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Bison Burger with Chipotle Mayonnaise
Amount Per Serving
Calories 487
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 690mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 27g 54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


PER SERVING: 487 cal, 53% fat cal, 28g fat, 9g sat fat, 79mg chol, 27g protein, 30g carb, 4g fiber, 690mg sodium