Sunday, May 20, 2018

Double Blueberry Bison Burgers #BBQWeek #Sponsored

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the sponsors of #BBQWeek.
I received complimentary product for the purpose of review and recipe development,
but all opinions are honest and they are my own. This page may contain affiliate links.

Today kicks off a fun-filled event coordinated by Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures. Not only did they wrangle all of the food bloggers, but they lined up some fantastic sponsors who shipped us ingredients and items for use in creating recipes for the event. So nice! When I saw that Not Ketchup was one of the sponsor, I might have shrieked in glee. Maybe.

And our generous sponsors are also offering prizes to our readers. So, don't forget to check out the prizes and enter the giveaway from our sponsors: my intro to #BBQWeek post!

Back to Erika...she blogs at In Erika's Kitchen, but more importantly for this post, she created and founded Not Ketchup. She recently introduced a line of products that's sweetened only with real fruit. The sauces are gluten-free, vegan, low sugar, low carb, Paleo-friendly, Whole30-friendly, diabetic-friendly, and contain absolutely no added sugar. Now that is a blessing in a world of products that have added sugar hidden everywhere.

And I am thrilled to share that I have met Erika in real life; she is so inspiring. So, I am always happy to support her, work with her products, and share them with my readers. To kick off #BBQWeek, I opted to make Double Blueberry Bison Burgers.

But first, here are the other bloggers' offerings to kick-off the week!

Double Blueberry Bison Burgers

So, the double blueberries are Not Ketchup's Blueberry White Pepper Sauce* - in the meat, on the bun, and with the fries! - and my Quick Pickled Blueberries that add such a delightful pop of flavor and brightness.
Ingredients serves 4

  • 1 pound ground bison (you can substitute for whatever ground meat you prefer)
  • 1 T minced garlic
  • 2 T ketchup (I used Not Ketchup's No Sugar Added Blueberry White Pepper Sauce*)
  • 1 t fresh thyme leaves

For Serving
  • buns (I used Francese rolls), toasted
  • organic pea shoots
  • fresh mozzarella, thickly sliced
  • quick pickled blueberries
  • ketchup (I used Not Ketchup's No Sugar Added Blueberry White Pepper Sauce*)

On the Side

Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix until well-combined. Form the meat into 4 equal size patties, or 8 smaller patties. Place on a parchment-lined plate and set aside until ready to cook. Cook, as desired, on a grill or on the stove with grill pan or griddle.

To Serve
Toast the buns in the oven. Add a smear of ketchup to the bottom bun and place a patty on top.

Layer burger with sliced mozzarella, fresh pea shoots, pickled onions and blueberries.

Enjoy immediately! can enter to win a prize packet from Not Ketcup. Just visit my intro to #BBQWeek post!

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  1. I've never used bison because I've not really seen it in stores here. I'll have to look harder but in the meantime I'll try this with beef. I love the flavor combination. If this variety of Not Ketchup is as good as the Tangerine Hatch Chile I know it's delicious!

  2. Love love love Bison!! Love this unique flavor combo and those pickled blueberries are insanely unique... want to try so badly! Love this!

  3. I wonder if I can find bison here. I really want to make these burgers!

  4. we'll grill 3 - 4 times a week if we can gage the weather, this past week we've had so much rain that we only grilled once. Tonight we'll grill if the timing is right other wise I'll be calling for a pizza delivery. When we lived in Michigan we could grill in the rain but here in central Florida it's to risky

  5. I love berries and beef together so this sounds so good with blueberries and bison!

  6. Definitely need to make a trip to the bison farm and give this a try!

  7. Ground bison and blueberries...what a great combo! I can't wait to try it!!!

  8. What a really cool flavor combo! You're always the flavor master!

  9. I love blueberry and mixing with a bison burger, what an awesome combo.

  10. Love the blueberry with bison! Great burger!

  11. I'll have to pick up some bison and try these. I love the thought of dipping fries in this sauce!

  12. We love bison burgers, and I love this sauce - going to try this soon!

  13. What a creative burger! I'm totally intrigued by the bison + blueberry + mozzarella combo you've come up with.

  14. I love using bison, but I don't do it enough! Now you have me thinking about it again!! Your burger looks amazing, and those flavors=awesome!