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Easy Montana Bison Burger Recipe: A Short but Sweet Summer Pastime

As the weather starts to warm up in Montana, one of our favorite outdoor past times is firing up the grill. With only a short amount of summer to enjoy, it's important to make the most of the long days by getting together with friends and family to enjoy the great outdoors.

Grilling in Montana is more than just cooking food, it's a way of life. From bison burgers to trout steaks, we take pride in using locally-sourced and fresh ingredients to create delicious meals that reflect our unique Montana culture.

But grilling in Montana isn't just about the food, it's about the experience. It's about gathering around the fire pit, sipping on a cold beer or a glass of wine, and watching the sun set over the mountains. It's about sharing stories and making memories with loved ones.

Whether you're a seasoned grill master or just starting out, there are endless possibilities when it comes to grilling in Montana. From classic burgers and hot dogs to more adventurous dishes like elk steaks and bison brisket, there's something for everyone.

So, as the temperatures rise and the days get longer, it's time to dust off the grill, stock up on charcoal or propane, and get ready for another season of outdoor cooking and fun in Montana.

Montana Bison Burger Recipe: Juicy and Delicious

Bison burgers are a staple in Montana, and for a good reason. They are lean, flavorful, and full of protein, making them a great alternative to traditional beef burgers. With this easy recipe, you can cook up juicy and delicious bison burgers right in your own backyard.


  • 1 pound ground bison meat

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 brioche buns

  • Toppings of your choice (lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, etc.)


  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground bison, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Mix until well combined.

  3. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and form each portion into a patty, about 1/2 inch thick.

  4. Place the bison patties on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. (For medium-rare, cook for 3 minutes on each side. For medium, cook for 4 minutes on each side.)

  5. During the last minute of cooking, add your choice of cheese on top of the burgers and let it melt.

  6. Remove the burgers from the grill and place them on the brioche buns. Top with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Pro tip: Let the burgers rest for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute and create an even more delicious and juicy burger.

This Montana bison burger recipe is sure to be a hit at your next outdoor gathering or backyard barbecue. Serve with some crispy fries and a cold beer for the ultimate Montana meal experience.

*One special hint for cooking bison burgers is to avoid overcooking them. Bison meat is leaner than beef and tends to cook faster, so it's important to monitor the internal temperature and remove the burgers from the grill once they reach your desired level of doneness. To keep the burgers juicy, try brushing them with a bit of olive oil before grilling and resist the urge to press down on them while cooking.

*For an extra burst of flavor, try adding a slice of smoked gouda cheese on top of your bison burger during the last minute of cooking, and let it melt for a deliciously creamy finish.

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