All-American Bison Burger
with Fire-Roasted Corn Salsa and Red Pepper Remoulade
Deliciously flavorful, high in protein, bison is one of the leanest proteins available. Compared to beef, bison has nearly half the fat and none of the trans fat that beef provides and, bison packs in 40 percent protein, on average, per four ounce serving.
Use bison anywhere you would use ground beef such as meatloaf, spaghetti and meatballs, homemade pasta sauces and burgers, like this recipe, here. Bison burgers are recommended as a post-workout meal, especially for those who participate in intense weight training as the high protein content gets to work at repairing muscle tissue.
In this recipe, ground bison is seasoned with anti-inflammatory spices which also help in workout recovery. Spices such as cardamom, cumin and blackened seasoning, plus fresh cilantro and green onion provide a fresh boost of flavor. Grill over medium-high heat at first and then reduce heat to medium-low for best results.
Add your favorite cheese topping, if desired, keeping in mind that one of the most healthful cheese is organic goat cheese.
When serving, go traditional with lettuce, ketchup and mayo or opt for this nutrition-packed fire-roasted salsa and red pepper remoulade that is equally palate-pleasing.
Serving size: 1 bison burger
Saturated Fat: 3.6g