Monday, October 13, 2014

Apple Bison Burger Salad + BONUS RECIPE

So, as much as I love the fall, I'm not quite ready to get into chili mode. I mean, that will happen soon, but for now I'm on the hunt for things I can make inside that allow for me to hold on to a few more sweet 70 degree days. 

I found this recipe on paleOMG {of course} and changed it up ever so slightly to meet our table's needs, and the result was quite enjoyable. Feel free to compare to her original recipe- she also served them on gluten/grain free buns rather than as salad.


3 Tbl coconut oil {plus extra to coat pan for cooking}
1-2 yellow onions, thinly sliced 
1 pound ground bison 
1 egg
1 green apple, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. In a medium pan, heat coconut oil, and then add onion with a little salt. Make sure onions are coated in oil and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are soft and brown.
  2. While onions cook, combine beef with other ingredients: in a large bowl add beef, egg, apple, garlic cloves, salt and pepper, and mix well by hand to combine. Form 4-5 patties depending on how big you want them {wash your hands well before touching anything else!}
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Add a bit of coconut oil to grease the pan, and cook patties on both sides for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Serve over bed of arugula, with cooked onions on top. 


  • I served over a bed of arugula but you can feel free to add any additional veggies or more apple to make it more like a salad. Hubby doesn't like arugula, so he actually had it over iceberg lettuce. He may have even wrapped.... lots of options here people!! 
  • Another neat trick that I learned is that pressing a thumb into the middle of a patty will keep the burgers from puffing up... I have always seen people do this but never really understood why, nor did I take the time to ask. Now I know! 
  • I used one onion and it only got us through the first 2 patties. If you're anything like us and enjoy onions, I recommend cooking up more than one onion. 
  • I think this would be pretty tasty with bacon. Probably because everything is. 


Homemade Sweet Potato Fries ~ Click here

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