Blushing Buffalo Burgers With Smokey Creamy Barbecue Sauce

Buffalo Burgers with Smoky BBQ Cream Sauce & Bacon & Onion Jam
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6 burgers

Ingredients

Blushing Buffalo Burgers

  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 1 lb ground Mexican chorizo bulk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup your favorite BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup sour Cream
  • 3/4 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 6 slices Muenster Cheese or Monterey Jack
  • spicy pickles
  • lettuce

Blushing Buffalo Bacon & Onion Jam

  • 1 lb thick smoked bacon cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup coffee (brewed)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Somerset Ridge Buffalo Blush
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

Bacon Onion Jam

  • Cook the bacon in a large sauce pan over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon starts to get crispy and set aside
  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of the grease in the pan
  • Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes
  • Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute
  • Add the vinegar and deglaze the pan
  • Add the coffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, Somerset Ridge Buffalo Blush, bacon, chipotle chilies, cumin and pepper, reduce the heat and simmer until reduced to a syrupy consistency, about 1-2 hours
  • Process the jam in a food processor to smooth it out a bit but not too much as you want to have the texture of the bacon
  • **If not finished in one sitting, store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks**

Smokey Creamy BBQ Sauce

  • Mix BBQ Sauce, Sour cream and paprika until well blended
  • Set aside

Burgers

  • In a large bowl, place the ground bison, and add the Mexican chorizo in small pieces so it will blend well
  • Add salt and pepper and mix the two meats together until pretty well blended, without handling to meat too much
  • Using a kitchen scale, form the meat into patties each weighing 1/3 pound
  • Heat a grill to 600 degrees
  • Lower temp to 350 and Grill the meat patties about 5 minutes per side
  • Just before removing patties from grill, top each patty with a slice of cheese
  • Let cheese melt before removing
  • Also heat or toast buns on grill

Building your Burger

  • On the bottom bun, place a leaf of lettuce then a spoonful of Bacon and Onion Jam. A couple slices of pickle, the meat patty and then drizzle with the Smoky BBQ Cream Sauce. Top with the top bun and enjoy!