I love burgers - always have always will. To me, a perfectly cooked (rare) burger is truly one of the most American things one can eat. With that, I give you my take on a burger: a Bison Burger with Special Sauce. A simple burger topped with the best sauce you'll ever taste (as inspired by NYC's Shake Shack).

Bison Sliders with Special Sauce

Prep Time

10 Minutes
Cook Time

10 Minutes
Total Time

20 Minutes

4, 4oz Burgers


  • 1 lbs Ground Bison Meat
  • 1 minced Garlic Cloves
  • 1/3 Cups minced Onion
  • 1 tsps minced Thyme
  • 2 tsps Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/2 Cups Mayonaise
  • 1 T Ketchup
  • 1 T Yellow Mustard
  • 1 small dice Pickle
  • 1/2 tsps Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsps Paprika


  • In a bowl, mix the ground bison, minced garlic clove, minced onion, thyme, Worcestershire, and salt and pepper together. Form 4, equal sized patties. Heat up a cast iron pan until it’s smoking hot. Add your burgers and let cook for 5 minutes, flip over and cook til your desired degree of doneness. Let sit for about 5 minutes after cooking so all the juices can be absorbed back into the burger.
  • Meanwhile, make your sauce. Mix together in a bowl your Mayo, Ketchup, Mustard, Pickle, Garlic Powder and Paprika.
  • To assemble: toast your hamburger buns, lay your bison burger on top, add your special sauce, some lettuce, a slice of tomato and then cover with the topside of the bun. You can also make these cheeseburgers by adding a slice of your favorite cheese on the burger while cooking it (*cheddar cheese goes best!)
    **Tip: For extra flavor, butter the buns before you toast them!