Bison Sliders with Balsamic-Braised Onions

7
Total Time
26 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
16 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

olive oil

3 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 large, thinly sliced (2 cups)

balsamic vinegar

¼ cup(s)

orange juice

3 Tbsp

ground grassfed bison

16 oz

Dijon Mustard

1 Tbsp

Dijon Mustard

2 tsp

Worcestershire sauce

2½ tsp

table salt

½ tsp

reduced-fat cheddar cheese

2 oz, 4 (1/2-ounce slices), quartered

mini potato rolls

8 item(s), split and toasted, if desired

Instructions

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until golden, about 8 minutes. Add vinegar and orange juice; cook until evaporated, about 3 minutes. Transfer onion to bowl and keep warm. Wipe skillet clean.
  2. Meanwhile, mix together bison, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and salt in medium bowl until mixed well. With damp hands, shape into 8 (¾-inch-thick) mini patties.
  3. Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in same skillet over medium heat. Add patties and cook until instant-read thermometer inserted into side of burger registers 160°F, about 3 minutes per side. Top each burger with 2 pieces of Cheddar; cook, covered, just until cheese is melted, about 1 minute.
  4. Place burgers on bottoms of rolls; top each with about 2 tablespoons onion. Cover with tops of rolls.
  5. Per serving: 1 slider

Notes

Lean and flavorful, bison makes tasty, satisfying burgers. Also known as buffalo, bison is available in 1-pound packages in the meat department of supermarkets. Add a bit of traditional flavor by spooning 1 teaspoon of ketchup onto each slider for no additional SmartPoints value.

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