Bison Burgers with Zin-Siracha Sauce

Burgers don't need to mean beef. Check out this recipe for building a better burger and my pick for a wine pairing.  Happy Fourth of July!

A special thanks to Canvas Home for providing plates and cooking tools.

Bison Burgers with Zin-Siracha Sauce
Serves 4

1 lb. ground bison
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
8 oz. sharp white cheddar
Jojo’s Sriracha Ravenswood Zinfandel Chili Sauce

Combine bison, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and shallot. Form patties. Season again with salt.

Heat a grill to medium high heat and brush with vegetable oil. Sear on each side for 2-3, flip and top with cheese, cover and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes for medium rare.

Dress bun with Jojo’s Sriracha Ravenswood Zinfandel Chili Sauce.

Wine Pairing: 2012 Ravenswood Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel
Bright and complex with full mouth-feel. Pairs well with grill meats, spicy lamb and burgers.

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