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The Ultimate Burger – Bison & Lamb

The Ultimate Burger - Bison & Lamb - Dads That Cook

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Making the Ultimate Burger is what everyone wants... This Bison & Lamb burger will absolutely knock your socks off! It's super Juicy with incredible flavors and the homemade Thousand Island Dressing kicks it up a notch! This will be your new goto burger...

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

The Meat
 Pepper
Toppings
 Heirloom Tomato
 Red Onion
 Butter Lettuce
 Pepper Jack Cheese - Sliced
 Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Grated
 Thousand Island Dressing - to taste
Thousand Island Dressing
 ½ cup Mayonnaise
 2 tbsp Ketchup
 2 tsp Sugar
 1 tsp Shallot - finely minced
  tsp Sea Salt - fine ground
 Cracked Black Pepper - to taste

Thousand Island Dressing
1

Make the dressing first.

2

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well... Cover and place in your refrigerator for a few hours so the sugar dissolves and all the flavors blend.

The Grill
3

Pre-heat your grill to 400 degrees.. get it hot! Place your skillet (for the onions) on the grill so it get hot too...

Sautéed Onions
4

Place skillet on the grill for 10 minutes so it get hot.

5

Slice the red onion into wheels

6

Cut 2 pieces of bacon and place them in a hot skillet on the grill. Let them cook for a couple minutes, then add the onions. Cooked them until they are soft and caramelized. When done set aside in a bowl to build your burger later.

Cook the Bacon
7

Add the other 8 slices of bacon on the grill at the same time you are sautéing your onions. Don't over cook your bacon you want them to have a little floppiness to them. Set them aside for your build later.

The Meat
8

In a bowl mix the Bison and Lamb together slowly... you don't wan to over mix it. Just make sure it's blended nicely.

9

Form into 1/2 Lb patties and sprinkle a generous amount of kosher salt and cracked pepper on both sides.

Grill the Burgers
10

Place your burger on the hot grill 400* - 450* and let them cook... don't over flip your burger! Set it on one side for about 5-7 minutes then flip it over. Let it sit for another 5-7 minutes and it should be done. Add cheese so it melts...

11

Highly recommend using an Instant Probe Thermometer to get it to the perfect temperature! 125* is medium rare (recommended), 135* is medium , 145* well done.
Get one on Amazon, this one works great... https://amzn.to/3zsqgZ1

Build Your Burger
12

Take your bottom bun add some Thousand Island Dressing to it.

13

Add the lettuce then the tomato (sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the tomato).

14

Add your burger on top of the tomato. Then add your bacon, onion and pickles.

15

Add Thousand Island Dressing to the top of your bun and place it on top of your Ultimate Burger!

TIP
16

To get your Lettuce and Tomato crispy and cold... add them both into an Ice Bath for several minutes.
Make sure to dry them off before placing on your burger.

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Ingredients

The Meat
 Pepper
Toppings
 Heirloom Tomato
 Red Onion
 Butter Lettuce
 Pepper Jack Cheese - Sliced
 Sharp Cheddar Cheese - Grated
 Thousand Island Dressing - to taste
Thousand Island Dressing
 ½ cup Mayonnaise
 2 tbsp Ketchup
 2 tsp Sugar
 1 tsp Shallot - finely minced
  tsp Sea Salt - fine ground
 Cracked Black Pepper - to taste

Directions

Thousand Island Dressing
1

Make the dressing first.

2

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well... Cover and place in your refrigerator for a few hours so the sugar dissolves and all the flavors blend.

The Grill
3

Pre-heat your grill to 400 degrees.. get it hot! Place your skillet (for the onions) on the grill so it get hot too...

Sautéed Onions
4

Place skillet on the grill for 10 minutes so it get hot.

5

Slice the red onion into wheels

6

Cut 2 pieces of bacon and place them in a hot skillet on the grill. Let them cook for a couple minutes, then add the onions. Cooked them until they are soft and caramelized. When done set aside in a bowl to build your burger later.

Cook the Bacon
7

Add the other 8 slices of bacon on the grill at the same time you are sautéing your onions. Don't over cook your bacon you want them to have a little floppiness to them. Set them aside for your build later.

The Meat
8

In a bowl mix the Bison and Lamb together slowly... you don't wan to over mix it. Just make sure it's blended nicely.

9

Form into 1/2 Lb patties and sprinkle a generous amount of kosher salt and cracked pepper on both sides.

Grill the Burgers
10

Place your burger on the hot grill 400* - 450* and let them cook... don't over flip your burger! Set it on one side for about 5-7 minutes then flip it over. Let it sit for another 5-7 minutes and it should be done. Add cheese so it melts...

11

Highly recommend using an Instant Probe Thermometer to get it to the perfect temperature! 125* is medium rare (recommended), 135* is medium , 145* well done.
Get one on Amazon, this one works great... https://amzn.to/3zsqgZ1

Build Your Burger
12

Take your bottom bun add some Thousand Island Dressing to it.

13

Add the lettuce then the tomato (sprinkle a little salt and pepper on the tomato).

14

Add your burger on top of the tomato. Then add your bacon, onion and pickles.

15

Add Thousand Island Dressing to the top of your bun and place it on top of your Ultimate Burger!

TIP
16

To get your Lettuce and Tomato crispy and cold... add them both into an Ice Bath for several minutes.
Make sure to dry them off before placing on your burger.

The Ultimate Burger – Bison & Lamb

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