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BADLANDS BISON BURGERS WITH CHOKECHERRY GLAZE

This burger is very nutritious. Bison, sunflowers, chokecherries, mustard, and horseradish are indigenous to North Dakota. Considered delicious foods by the Indians, especially the Dakota, these burgers are a favorite of all North Dakotans!

Ingredients 

1/2 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese

1 tablespoon prepared mustard

1 tablespoon creamy horseradish

1 tablespoon dill pickle relish

3 tablespoons chokecherry jelly

3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

1or2drops Tabasco Sauce

2 pounds ground buffalo, at least 15% fat

1/3 cup finely-chopped salted sunflower kernels

2 tablespoons SUTTER HOME RED WINE

1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

6 sandwich rolls, split

6 red lettuce leaves

6 red onion slices

6 tomato slices

Instructions 

Prepare medium-high heat in gas grill. Combine sour cream, blue cheese, mustard, horseradish, and relish; set aside. Put jelly and butter into small disposable aluminum container. Set on outer edges of grill to melt. Stir in Worcestershire and Tabasco; set aside. Combine buffalo, kernels, wine, pepper and salt. Divide into 6 portions and shape into patties. Brush grill rack with olive oil. Place patties on grill, cooking 5 to 8 minutes per side to desired doness, basting frequently with jelly glaze. During last minute or two, place rolls, cut side down on outer edges of grill to toast lightly. Spread sour cream dressing over toasted sides of rolls. On roll bottoms, layer with lettuce onion, tomato, and patty. Close with roll top. 6 servings.

Comments 

These are great burgers ,far more nutritious than most. Buffalo is less fatty than beef. Chokecherries are full of antioxidants and were considered a cure for all ailments by the North Dakota Indians. Sunflower seeds are known for their health benefits. North Dakotans have a longer life expectancy than the rest of the U.S. My mother lived to 99! They eat healthy foods!