Bison Burgers With Cabernet Onions and Wisconsin Cheddar

Don’t these look delicious!

Rack Em Up




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups sliced onions ( about 2)
  • 3/4 cup dry red wine ( such as Cabernet Sauvignon)
  • 1 lb ground buffalo meat ( bison)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 6 ounces sliced wisconsin white cheddar cheese
  • 2 -3 tablespoons Dijon mustard ( to taste)
  • 1 small head escarole, leaves separated


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, sprinkle with salt, and sauté until tender and golden brown, stirring often, about 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and continue to sauté until very tender and well browned, about 15 minutes longer. Add wine and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. (Can be made 3 days ahead. Cool, cover, and chill.).
  3. Preheat broiler. Gently mix meat and next 3 ingredients in large…

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