Feta-Basil Bison Burgers

Poolside grilling is always a good time. I like to make burgers when grilling at the pool because they are easy and don’t need a plate. I have made these bison burgers a few times in the last week and they have been a hit each time. Bison has a higher protein and mineral content per calorie than many other meats. I like bison burgers because they are a little bit healthier than regular beef burgers, but still give you a similar flavor.

This recipe has kind of a Greek-meets-Italian feeling to it. These burgers are made with feta and fresh basil built directly into the patty. Next, the burger is dressed with cucumber, roasted tomatoes and a tangy basil sauce to create the ultimate flavor experience for your tastebuds. After eating these, a friend of mine said, “Jenny. That might have been the best burger I have ever tasted.” Not to mention that he said that after hesitantly adding all of the toppings that I told him to.

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Feta-Basil Bison Burgers
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb ground bison (or beef)
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil (minced)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tbsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • ½ shallot (minced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsp basil (minced)
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ onion (sliced)
  • ½ cucumber (sliced)
  • ⅔ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Extra salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. In a medium bowl, mash together the ground bison, feta, 2 tbsp basil, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide the meat into four sections, roll into a ball, then make into hamburger patties.
  3. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, Parmesan, shallot, garlic, 3 tbsp basil, ¼ tsp pepper and salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
  4. Drizzle the tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake at 425F until soft (about 10-15 minutes).
  5. Cook the hamburger patties to desired doneness on the grill.
  6. Layer the hamburger bun, burger, sauce, onion slices, cucumber and tomato to serve.

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14 Responses to Feta-Basil Bison Burgers

  1. I’ve never tried bison meat. After seeing your yummy looking burger, I plan to give it a try!

  2. I having been seeing bison meat more and more at the grocery store. I definitely need to pick some up to try! The cheese looks so yummy!

  3. These sound so good! I have had bison once before, but I have never purchased it. It does taste a lot like beef!

  4. Maureen says:

    Now this looks like some serious eating and it looks so good. I started eating bison when my son managed a Ted’s Montana Grill a few years ago. I loved it! Sadly, I haven’t seen any bison meat in Australia. Not sure kangaroo is a replacement. :)

  5. Amanda says:

    Oh this sounds delicious! I love bison burgers, but unfortunately it’s too expensive for me to get in this town. I actually think it tastes slightly different, and I love the flavor!

  6. Oooh i have never tried cooking with Bison before, but I have enjoyed it out before. Your burger looks amazing- love the melted cheese- its calling my name from those photos.

  7. Eliot says:

    Love this recipe. Have to try it soon. Have fresh basil from the garden but will have to wait for fresh tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe!

  8. If there’s Feta, I’m in!! 😉 Sounds delicious!

  9. Cindy says:

    This makes my mouth watering!
    I’m craving for hamburger now!

  10. Caroline says:

    I feel hungry when I look at these, shame that I can’t buy bison here in Spain but I could substitute ordinary beef.

  11. Sandahl says:

    Did you grill the tomatoes?

  12. I roasted the tomatoes in the oven at 425F for about 10-15 minutes.

  13. This look so juicy! I can’t wait to try.

  14. kita says:

    have. got. to. try. these.

    I broke my BFs heart when I told him someone beat him to the idea of basil in a burger (duh) but Im sure he will love this recipe when we try it!