su-Beer and Bison Burgers with Pub Cheese
Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Kevin Crafts
Yields Serves 4 Total Time 30 mins
AuthorApril Cooper,

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Mix bison, oats, 2 tbsp. ale, the salt, and pepper in a large bowl until just combined. Form into four 1/2-in. patties with a slight depression in the center of each to help them cook evenly. Brush with oil.

Step 2
2

Whirl garlic in a food processor until minced. Add cheeses and remaining 2 tbsp. ale and whirl until smooth.

Step 3
3

Grill burgers, turning once, until cooked the way you like, 6 minutes total for medium. In last few minutes, grill split buns, turning once, about 2 minutes total.

Step 4
4

Arrange burgers on bottom of buns and top with sprouts. Spread bun tops with cheese mixture.

Ingredients

 1 pound ground bison or beef
 1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
 1/4 cup amber ale, such as Fat Tire, divided
 1 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 2 teaspoons olive oil
 1 large garlic clove
 4 ounces cream cheese
 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
 2 cups alfalfa sprouts

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Mix bison, oats, 2 tbsp. ale, the salt, and pepper in a large bowl until just combined. Form into four 1/2-in. patties with a slight depression in the center of each to help them cook evenly. Brush with oil.

Step 2
2

Whirl garlic in a food processor until minced. Add cheeses and remaining 2 tbsp. ale and whirl until smooth.

Step 3
3

Grill burgers, turning once, until cooked the way you like, 6 minutes total for medium. In last few minutes, grill split buns, turning once, about 2 minutes total.

Step 4
4

Arrange burgers on bottom of buns and top with sprouts. Spread bun tops with cheese mixture.

Beer and Bison Burgers with Pub Cheese