Grilled Bison Burger
With Onion Jam
Bison (sometimes called buffalo) are the largest land animal in North America, and a part of the same family as cattle—bovidae. Bison are not just a traditional food source, but they were also a critical resource for survival, used for trade, tools, clothing, and shelter. Learn more about the different types of bison and their spiritual, economic, and cultural importance to many Indigenous peoples across North America.
Bison meat is similar to beef but has a stronger flavour and a sweet undertone. Traditionally bison is roasted, boiled, smoked or dried.
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Wood Bison (Buffalo) | Dachan tat gwi’aak’ii
“When using game meats the flavor can be very strong to people who normally don’t eat it. Pairing it together well can balance out the flavor nicely. Here I have paired it with the sweet and tartness from the onion jam, creaminess of the mixed berry mayo and a little spice from the jalapeño havarti cheese.”
- Chef Stephanie