Wild Idea Competition Burger


Wild Idea Competition Burger - ByAndy and Frank

1 lb ground buffalo
1 tbsp each smoked paprika and garlic powder
1 tsp each chipotle spice and salt
1 egg
3 tbsp butter
1.5 tbsp whiskey (wheat or bourbon)
1/2 onion, sliced
1 bell pepper
1 tomato, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
4oz smoked gouda, sliced 
2 pretzel buns
Barbecue sauce of choice

1. Heat grill to 400.
2. Cut pepper into 4 large slices and place over grill. Grill for 7-10 minutes per side (longer for blacker pepper, shorter for less blackened). Remove from grill.
3. Put butter into pan over medium heat to brown. Use spatula to move butter around every 20 seconds. 
4. Remove butter from heat once browned and mix in whiskey.
5. Mix ground buffalo with spices and egg, then form into two 1/2 lb. patties.
6. Coat burger patties in whiskey browned butter and set aside.
7. Place butter back on medium heat and add onions to pan, mixing to coat in butter. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir onions every minute until starting to caramelize.
8. Place burgers on grill for 3.5 minutes on one side (shorter or longer as desired). Flip burgers and add cheese over top. Continue to grill for 2-3 additional minutes.
9. At 1 minute before taking burgers off grill, halve the buns and place them on grill, inside facing downward.
10. Remove burgers and buns from grill. Assemble with sauce, caramelized onions, grilled pepper, avocado, and tomato.
11. Eat burger.
Thanks for this opportunity!

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