Get the party started with bite-sized Ontario bison sliders. A great make-ahead dish, these appetizers are low in fat and big on flavour. Serve on their own or with slider buns and your favourite toppings.
1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
3/4 cup (175 mL) finely chopped onion
1/4 cup (50 mL) bread crumbs
1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard
1 tsp (5 mL) dried rosemary
1/2 tsp (2 mL) crumbled dried thyme
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each, salt and fresh cracked pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled goat cheese feta
1 lb (500 g) ground Ontario bison
8 slider buns (or 4 hamburger buns)
In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often, until softened and golden, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix egg, bread crumbs, mustard, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Add onions, feta, and bison; mix until just combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.
Place patties on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside and digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160°F (71°C), about 10 minutes. Sandwich in buns with your favourite toppings.
Makes 8 sliders or 4 burgers.
Chef’s Tip: To save on time, prepare the patties in advance and store, separated by waxed paper in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month; defrost in refrigerator and grill.
Per (1/8) serving (with tomato and lettuce): about 290 cal, 17 g pro, 16 g total fat (6 g sat fat), 20 g carb, 1 g fibre, 75 mg chol, 420 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 15%, calcium 15%, vit A 20%, vit C 15%