The Garden Bison Burger

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R Savory, flavorful, and packed with veggie goodness. It’s not uncommon to throw a bunch of veggies on top of our burgers – in fact, for some of us it’s a rule -, so why not throw them in the burger? This twist on the classic burger throws out all the rules – ok, some of the rules – for a delicious lunch or dinner meal.


It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with pickles. I eat them on their own. I put them on my hot dogs. I slice them up thin and put them on sandwiches. And I’ve even put one on a burger – and no, I don’t mean slices inside the bun; I mean a whole pickle on top. I can’t seem to get enough of them. Kosher dill are by far my favorite, but there almost isn’t a pickle out there I won’t eat.


So when Vlasic reached out to me about trying out there new line of garden-fresh pickles, I couldn’t say no. In fact, I was so excited about my upcoming pickle buying binge, that I was inspired to make a burger inspired by their new line. Not only are you going to find pickles in the jar, you’re going to find whole garlic cloves, slices of red bell pepper, carrot rounds, and various fresh herbs and spices.  How hard is it to turn that into a delicious burger?


I didn’t want to just go a normal burger topped with burgers and veggies. I wanted to reinvent the burger. So I threw out the beef and substituted delicious bison. Instead of just throwing veggies and herbs on top, I threw them in the burger. And yes, I threw them on top as well. Layered between two sliced of rosemary sourdough, and this burger becomes a true garden-fresh burger that puts the classic, boring burger to shame.


The Garden Bison Burger
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Difficulty: Easy
Great for: Lunch, Dinner
Makes: 4 burgers
for the burger
  • 1 pound bison, ground
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary leaves, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Rosemary sourdough bread
  • Greens
  • Vlasic Dill Chips with carrot and bell pepper pieces
  1. Preheat a little olive oil a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Mix together the bison, onion, garlic, carrot, bell pepper, thyme, rosemary, and salt and pepper. Form the mixture into patties.
  3. Cook the patties, about 3 to 6 minutes each side, flipping only once.
  4. Once cooked to your desired doneness, assemble the burgers by adding greens, and various veggies from the Dill Chips jar.
  5. Serve.



You can find Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic at just about every grocery store nationwide. They come in five varieties: Zesty Garlic Chips, Bread and Butter Chips, Kosher Dill Spears, Kosher Dill Halves, and Dill Chips. For more recipe ideas, check out


What’s your favorite off-the-wall burger?


Vlassic provided compensation for this article. All opinions are my own.



AUTHOR - Russell van Kraayenburg

Founder of Chasing Delicious, and author of Haute Dogs, Russell's works have been featured in Southern Living, Men's Fitness, Redbook, TRADHome, and Real Simple magazines and on various sites including Lifehacker, Fast Co., Business Insider, The Kitchn, Live Originally, Quipsologies, Explore, and Fine Cooking. Follow Russell on Twitter @rvank and Instagram. Get more delicious @chasedelicious.


  • Tieghan

    This looks so good. Perfect summer and me! :)

  • Thomas

    I just discovered this blog and I’m already a fan!:) Great recipes and nice photos. This burger looks delicious, I will definitely give it a try. Thank you!

  • Michael Shawn Majeed

    Wow, it looks great but I’m not too good with digesting bison so I guess I’ll try it with some lean beef.

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