Muscle Building Diet with
Healthy, Tasty Bison Burgers
I don’t know about you, but I love burgers.
Until Dave passed this healthy, muscle building recipe on to me, it was something I rarely ate. Once in a while on a cheat day I would have one, but that was rare. That’s because the classic hamburger has too many carbs and fat. Not to mention all the hormones and chemicals they shoot the cows up with. Unless you only eat organic beef, you’re ingesting all that bad stuff. This makes that tasty burger an enemy to those of us looking to build muscle, burn fat, and stay healthy.
Bison (also known as buffalo) on the other hand, is a lean, nutritious, hormone-free meat, rich in flavour. This makes it an excellent option to beef and other red meats.
Antibiotics and growth hormones are not given to bison, so they are much more natural and organic. Bison roam free and for the most part feed on mostly grass and hay.
Why Eat Bison Over Other Red Meat?
There are a number of reasons why you would want to choose bison over beef or other red meat, especially those of us looking to have the best body we can.
Bison is low calorie in comparison to other red meat. It is also low fat, low in cholesterol, and non-greasy.
And because there is 25 to 30% more protein in bison than in beef, it really helps build muscle and burn fat.
Bison is extremely healthy.
Bison has less fat content than chicken or turkey. They spend their lives on grass, just as they always did. Their meat is not full of drugs, antibiotics, nitrites, or chemicals. Many people who have problems eating other red meats can often eat bison without any problems.
Bison is also low in sodium, high in protein and a good source of riboflavin, vitamin B6, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, niacin, vitamin B12 and iron.
Important differences when compared to beef include:
- 100% Ranch Raised
- 100% MSG Free
- 60% to 80% less fat (depending on the cut of the meat)
- 35% less cholesterol than beef (also less than chicken with the skin removed)
- 30% higher in protein and less calories
- No growth-inducing hormones, steroids, or antibiotics
- No known human allergies
Those are just a few of the reasons you should try this great recipe.
Bison Burger Ingredients
1 Tbsp of olive oil
1 chopped onion
2 egg whites
1/4 cup oat bran
1/4 cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1lb / 455g ground bison / ground buffalo meat
Bison Burgers Directions
1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Cook the onion until soft and golden. Set aside.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl mix together egg whites, oat bran, sweet potato, oregano, sea salt, and pepper.
3. Stir in onions and bison. Mix the ingredients together with clean hands until just combined. Take a handful of the meat and create 4 flat patties.
4. Grill the patties on each side until the burgers reach desired doneness.
For those of you who like your burgers well done, here’s a little tip to cook them so they remain juicy and full of flavour. The secret is to first sear both sides, then finish cooking at a low temperature. This helps lock in the moisture that often gets lost when BBQ’ing.[/yellowbox]
Buffalo Burger Nutrition Facts
(Per Serving – 1 x 4oz Patty)
Makes 4 Servings
I love these so much that I BBQ them all year long. Though I do have to confess… I live in Atlanta, so I don’t have snow or extremely cold days to contend with. But I would if I had to because these are some of the best burgers I’ve ever had.