Bison Burger Panini Melt

Prep: 10 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes.


Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 bison panini)

Nutritional Information

Calories 428
Fat 7 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 1 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 33 g
Carbohydrate 56 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 607 mg
Calcium 343 mg


3/4 pound ground bison (buffalo)
1/4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons hot pepper jelly, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray
4 thin slices red onion
4 slices Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
4 hamburger buns or sandwich rolls


1. Gently combine ground bison with parsley, 2 tablespoons hot pepper jelly, and salt. Form mixture into 4 equal patties.

2. Heat a lightly oiled panini press or grill pan over medium heat, and cook burgers, pressing them lightly (if using a grill pan, turn them halfway through) about 2-3 minutes. (Use a meat thermometer to check that burgers have reached 160°.) Transfer to a plate.

3. Place burgers on bottom sides of buns, and spread each with 1 tablespoon hot pepper jelly. Top with onion and a slice of cheese. Top with other half of bun, and place back on panini press or grill pan with a heavy lid on top. Press about 3 minutes total (turning halfway if using a grill pan) for medium or until bread is golden brown and burger is cooked to desired doneness.

Lori Powell,


June 2010
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