Hold on to your cowboy hats because this BBQ Bison Burger is crazy wild! Topped with charred jalapenos and gooey Havarti cheese, the BBQ Bison Burger has an amazing flavor that pairs nicely with the lean & tender meat of bison.

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Plus, you top the whole thing in Cowboy BBQ Sauce so its no wonder it will be finger lickin’ good. Show off to your friends by grilling up some of these burgers for Labor Day!

It will make any party a treat! So, what are you waiting for and go grab some ground bison for this weekend.

BBQ Bison Burger

A little about the BBQ Bison Burger

Bison is an amazing meat. It is gamey, wild, hearty, flavorful and low in fat. This is the perfect meat for anyone who is looking to cut out the fat & grease from their diet.

Unlike beef burgers, bison burgers are less greasy which means they are easier to cook over live fire.

BBQ Bison Burger

No worries about flare ups or grease fires! That is a fire cooks dream. Add some of the jalapeños on top of the burger to create some spicy. Balance all of that out with melty Havarti cheese and Smokehouse BBQ Sauce.

The BBQ Bison Burger is overall a well balanced meal with high quality meat, cheese and spices. It is a burger that you can serve to your friends and leave them in awe.

They will think that if was lean beef, but you will know that it was ground bison. So crush this burger and enjoy!

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bbq bison burger

BBQ Bison Burger

All natural bison ground meat made into a burger and topped with savory bbq sauce!
Author:Derek Wolf
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 2 people


  • 1 lbs of ground bison
  • 1/4 cup Cowboy Smokehouse BBQ Sauce
  • 2 slices of Havarti cheese
  • 2 fresh jalapeños
  • 2 Brioche hamburger bun
  • 1/2 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp of garlic powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • Optional: Fresh cut white onions


  • Light the Cowboy Hardwood Lump Charcoal in a charcoal chimney or mound inside your grill and let burn for 10-15 minutes. (Optional) Add 3-4 small pieces of hickory wood to the top of the charcoal for added flavor!
  • Split the 1 lb of ground bison in half and form into a patties. Season the burgers with chili powder, garlic powder, salt & pepper.
  • When fire is at a nice medium to medium high heat, place bison patties and jalapenos on grill grate. Let both the bison and jalapeños cook for 4-5 min per side. Place Havarti cheese on top of bison burgers about 2 min before they are done. When done, pull burgers & jalapenos off. Make sure to slice jalapenos.
  • Place burgers on bun with jalapeños on top, then drizzle on it some Cowboy Hickory BBQ Sauce. Serve and enjoy!

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Derek Wolf

Derek is the driving force behind Over the Fire Cooking. He started cooking with live fire in 2016 and decided to start a social media page so his friends and family could follow the journey. Fast forward to today and Over the Fire Cooking has spread across multiple platforms with millions now following Derek's fire cooking journey. He's a southern fellow who enjoys everything from classic BBQ to Central and South American inspired dishes. Whatever he's cooking up, it's guaranteed to be so freakin' delicious!

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