This Brussels sprouts slaw was one of the best I have made yet and with the bbq sauce, bacon, and sharp cheddar… this may be my new go-to burger recipe.

Bison Burger with Maple Brussels Sprouts Slaw, don't you just want to dig in?

Fun fact: May is #NationalBurgerMonth and get pumped because I went even bigger than ever for my annual celebration of burgers. 2016’s GirlCarnivore #BurgerMonth had over 40 bloggers participating in an over the top burger celebration like no other. This Bison Burger with Maple Brussel Sprouts Slaw was one of my offerings to inspire the entrants.

I may have recently dubbed myself the Oprah of Burgers – on a one-woman mission to give every reader a burger. You and you and you! Burgers for all. I love burgers so much while rally the talented bloggers for this event, Facebook’s amazing algorithms would often translate my text from “Burgers” to “Citizens” making me feel like I had a slight chance at a political career someday bringing the joy of burgers to the entire country.

This Bison Burger is over the top! Just look at that Slaw!!!

Follow me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes burger love while I hunt out the BEST local burgers for #NationalBurgerMonth!

The inaugural burger to kick off #BurgerMonth 2016 was my Bison Burger with Maple Brussels Sprouts Slaw. The Brussels sprouts slaw was one of the best I have made yet and with the bbq sauce, bacon and sharp cheddar… this may be my new go-to burger recipe.

Kicking #BurgerMonth off strong with the Bison Burger with Maple Brussels Sprouts Slaw

Bison Burger with Maple Brussels Sprouts Slaw for #BurgerMonth on GirlCarnivore

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Bison Burger with Maple Brussels Sprouts Slaw

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 13 mins
Resting Time: 5 mins
Total: 43 mins
Servings: 4
For the ground bison burgers, I keep it simple. A little salt and pepper and that is it. There’s a lot going on in this burger, no point in over doing it on the meat.


For the Brussels Slaw

  • 3 cups shaved brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 1 Grannysmith apple diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs mayo
  • 1 tbs real maple syrup

For the Burger

  • 8 slices apple wood smoked thick cut bacon cooked
  • 4 bison burgers*
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • Brussels Sprouts Slaw lettuce, onion, tomato for topping
  • mayo
  • Apple wood smoked BBQ Sauce
  • Brioche Bun buttered and toasted


Make the shaved brussels sprouts slaw

  • Toss the shaved sprouts, onion, and apple in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix the Dijon, vinegar, mayo, and syrup in a bowl to combine.
  • Pour over the sprout mix and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

Grill the Bison Burgers

  • Preheat the grill for medium-high heat when ready to use (use charcoal for that perfect burger flavor).
  • Clean and oil your grate.
  • Grill the bison burgers to 135-140 degrees F.
  • Cover with cheese and let melt. Allow the burgers to rest while toasting the buns.


  • Smear a dollop of mayo on each toasted bun and top with lettuce, onion and tomato.
  • Place the burgers on top and place 2 slices of bacon on top.
  • Pile on the slaw, finish it off with a spoon full of BBQ sauce and the bun topper.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 1309kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 92g | Fat: 95g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 347mg | Sodium: 692mg | Potassium: 1815mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 546IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 13mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, barbeque
Author: Kita Roberts
Keyword: grilled bison burger

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  1. Your Burger looks incredible! Thank you for putting this altogether! I am so excited to be participating! Nettie

  2. Oh man I wish I could attend that food truck event! So excited for all the burgers this month!

    1. I am super stoked to see you’re burger because you are WEEK ONE of #BURGERMONTH 2016 Prize winner!

        1. I will be emailing you (with the email address listed on the Rafflecopter giveaway) with instructions shortly! 😀 Stay tuned ;D

  3. Awesome burger to start burger month with Kita! Love that you used bison and I want that maple Brussels sprout slaw on everything!

  4. Drooling! Fabulous burger and that Brussels Sprout slaw would be delish on its own, too. Thanks for organizing Burger Month 2016, Kita!

  5. Dear Lord, this is an incredible burger. If I had seen this before I saw you at FWCon, I would have requested you bring one to me!!

  6. That looks amazing! I’ve never had a bison burger before. I think my favorite topping is fried shoestring potatoes, a fried egg and sriracha ketchup!

  7. My mouth. It’s crying. Wait, no, I’m just drooling. This burger looks INSANELY tasty, and that brussels sprout slaw looks incredible too!

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