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Great Plains Burger

Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Hands-on time 23 mins
Total time 27 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
The Great Plains Burger delivers deep corn essence in two ways—one is right in the patty with corn chips crumbled into bison meat, and the second is with a sweet, creamy fresh-corn mayo that brightens up the whole burger.


  • 1 ear shucked corn
  • 1 small red onion, cut into 3/4-inch slices
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 1/2 ounces corn chips (such as Fritos)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground bison
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) onion rolls, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 420
  • fat 17.8 g
  • satfat 4.6 g
  • monofat 5.3 g
  • polyfat 2.3 g
  • protein 29.5 g
  • carbohydrate 35.6 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 64 mg
  • iron 5.1 mg
  • sodium 684 mg
  • calcium 110 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to high heat.

  2. Place corn and onion on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 9 minutes or until charred, turning corn occasionally and turning onion once. Cut kernels from ears of corn. Combine corn, mayonnaise, mustard seeds, vinegar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a mini food processor; process until smooth.

  3. Combine onion and adobo sauce.

  4. Place chips in a food processor; pulse 15 times or until coarsely chopped. Combine chips, 1/4 teaspoon salt, sage, garlic powder, pepper, and bison; mix well. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in center of each patty. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes. Carefully turn patties; grill 3 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.

  5. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun. Spread 1 tablespoon corn mixture over each patty. Top with onion mixture and top halves of buns.

Cook's Notes

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