A true pleasure is a great, meaty, juicy hamburger. So anyway I can find to have that same taste with less fat and cholesterol so I can have it more often works for me. Making a burger is also one of the fastest weekday meals, and that is something I can appreciate. For a long time, my stand-by hamburger alternative has been turkey burgers . But I've been getting tired of them lately, so I had to find inspiration elsewhere.
Inspiration came in the form of Bison Nacho's from the Schlafly Brewery (a post from November), and the realization that my local grocery store carries ground bison (also called buffalo) meat. Bison has a great, deep flavor like ground beef, but is leaner and lower in cholesterol. It made a great burger:
It needed slightly less doctoring-up then my turkey burgers because the meat has more flavor, and was a nice change of pace. My mom also uses bison meat to make meatloaf- a recipe that I am going to try sometime soon!
I'll be back after the holidays- after a trip to St. Louis and finally being able to walk without my walking cast on, I'll have lots of posts!