May 27th, 2011 by Digestive Detective
Looking for something new and different to replace boring, old burgers? Try BISON as a great substitute.
Bison in place of beef provides great iron, protein and healthy fat content. Bison is also rated at the top of the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI) amongst meats.
The ANDI score was developed by author and MD, Dr. Joel Fuhrman as a way to rate foods based on nutrient density. Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutrient Density Scoring System analyzes many nutrients in a food product:
Calcium, Carotenoids: Beta Carotene, Alpha Carotene, Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, Fiber, Folate, Glucosinolates, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, plus ORAC score X 2 (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity is a method of measuring the antioxidant or radical scavenging capacity of foods).
Spice things up and try the following recipe for delicious bison burgers this weekend.
- 1 lb Free Range Bison
- 1 large organic egg
- 1 tbsp organic Coconut Oil
- Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt
- 1/2 tbsp black pepper (to taste)
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 large cucumber
- 1 lemon
- fresh dill
- fresh mint
1) Heat skillet to medium heat and add coconut oil.
2) Add spinach and sauté.
3) Mix bison and egg in bowl, then place sautéed spinach into bison and egg mix.
4) Add Celtic Sea salt and black pepper to bowl and mix together.
5) Form burger patties with meat and place on grill. Grill bison burgers until cooked to liking.
6) Chop dill and mint.
7) Squeeze fresh juice of lemon into a bowl with Greek yogurt along with chopped dill and mint, and mix together to form the spread.
Place burgers on plate and garnish each with slice of cucumber and a dollop of Greek spread.