For the Love of Texas Bison and Texas Craft Beer
by Dan Humphries
BISON BLUE CHEESE BURGER
July is National Bison Month – so fire up the grill and indulge in Chef Kathy Cary’s Bison Blue Cheese Burgers. These juicy burgers, made with delicious ground bison, come with a melted blue cheese surprise inside and are topped with grilled red onions and fennel. Executive chef and owner of Lilly’s in Louisville, Kentucky, Cary has featured her popular bison burger for two consecutive National Bison Month celebrations. With this burger specialty your BBQ guests will eagerly come back for seconds – just as they do at Lilly’s.
1 1/2 lbs. ground bison
2 Tbs. good quality Dijon mustard
2 Tbs. roasted & chopped shallots & garlic
2 red onions sliced
2 bulbs fennel sliced
splash extra virgin olive oil
teaspoon of blue cheese into the center of each patty. Grill to order. Serve with rosemary roasted potatoes and homemade coleslaw. Serves 6
2 sliced red onions drizzled with extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Grill until tender.
2 bulbs of fennel, sliced & sauteed until tender.
Toss the onions & fennel together and place on bison burger.
Chef Kathy Cary
Food Photography: Jason McConathy
Recipe Styling: Cook Street School of Fine Cooking – Denver, CO