Beer and Bison Burgers with Pub Cheese

Beer and Bison Burgers with Pub Cheese Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts


Serves 4
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 531
Caloriesfromfat 53 %
Protein 36 g
Fat 31 g
Satfat 15 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Sodium 1020 mg
Cholesterol 121 mg


1 pound ground bison or beef
1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup amber ale, such as Fat Tire, divided
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 large garlic clove
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
2 cups alfalfa sprouts


1. Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Mix bison, oats, 2 tbsp. ale, the salt, and pepper in a large bowl until just combined. Form into four 1/2-in. patties with a slight depression in the center of each to help them cook evenly. Brush with oil.

2. Whirl garlic in a food processor until minced. Add cheeses and remaining 2 tbsp. ale and whirl until smooth.

3. Grill burgers, turning once, until cooked the way you like, 6 minutes total for medium. In last few minutes, grill split buns, turning once, about 2 minutes total.

4. Arrange burgers on bottom of buns and top with sprouts. Spread bun tops with cheese mixture.

April Cooper,


June 2011
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