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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Coming Soon to Shaw - Bison Burgers on Naan

Its been a while since my last posting. A very busy summer indeed. Starting next week on Shaw cable we'll be showing a BBQ event for which I am supplying the recipes. Here is the Bison Burgers served on Naan with caramelized onions. Makes 5 burgers.

Bison Burgers
1 lb Ground Bison*
1 Hot Italian Sausage**
1/2 pkg. Onion Soup mix

Mix burger ingredients well together by hand. Divide into 1/4 lb burgers and keep chilled. Cook on hot BBQ at 4 minutes a side, turning at 2 minutes to get the important grill marks.

*Ground Bison available through Oak Island Goat Dairy and the Forks Meat Market in Winnipeg.

**Hot Italian Sausage available at DeLuca's Specialty Foods - Cooking School & Restaurant at 950 Portage Ave. in Winnipeg (204)774-7617.
** More sources - Oak Island Goat Dairy - to order a variety of meats.

Caramelized Onions
1-2 large onions, thinly sliced
1 tbs olive oil
1 bottle Sleeman Original Draught beer
pinch salt and pepper
1/4 tsp dried chipotle chilies, optional

Slowly sauté onions in olive oil over medium low heat until golden, up to 30 minutes.
When dark golden in colour, turn up the heat to medium high and add about 1/4 to 1/3 of bottle of beer, stirring to incorporate the sugars. Continue to add the beer to the onions until most of the liquid has cooked off. Keep caramelized onions aside to top the grilled naan bread for the burger.

Grilled Naan Bread***

1 Naan Bread per burger***

Just prior to eating, place naan bread directly onto hot grill for 1-2 minutes per side. Top with caramelized onions and burger that has rested for a few minutes. Try with different cheeses and mustards as well.


***Many varieties of Naan bread are available in the freezer section of Dino's Grocery Mart at 460 Notre Dame in Winnipeg and at Halal Meat Centre & Specialty Foods at 206 Maryland.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Glad to see you posting. I've been reading occasionally for a while and love to see the Manitoba recipes. I love that you add where you can get certain ingredients in your entries!