Castello Summer of Blue — Blue Cheese Bison Burgers
Recipe Type: Main
Glazed bacon, creamy blue cheese, and a flavorful bison patty makes this burger a grilling winner. Fire up the grill and try this summer favorite.
  • 1 pound ground bison
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 Castello Burger Blue Slices
  • 8 slices maple brown sugar bacon
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Ketchup
  • Arugula
For the maple brown sugar bacon
  • 8 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare the bacon. In a small bowl stir together the maple syrup and brown sugar. Set aside. Place a cooling rack on a sheet pan and arrange the bacon in 1 layer on the rack. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the bacon begins to brown. Remove the pan carefully from the oven. Brush the bacon slices with maple syrup mixture and bake for another 3-5 minutes, until the bacon is golden brown and begins to crisp. Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add the bison, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. Using a fork, carefully mix spices into the meat. Be careful not to over mix. Using your hands form 4 burger patties and place on a plate.
  3. Preheat a pan or grill over medium/high heat. Spray with non-stick spray and lower the heat to medium/low. Cook the burgers 5-6 minutes on each side. The last few minutes of cooking add 1 slice of blue cheese to each burger until just melted.
  4. Serve each burger on a bun, topped with 2 slices of bacon, ketchup, and arugula. YUM!
Recipe by Honest Cooking at