Savory Spice Shop Franklin ROTW: Great Plains “4B” Bison Burger

This week’s Savory Spice Shop recipe of the week is called the Great Plains “4B” burger which refers to the bison, bleu cheese, basil, and bacon that give this burger layers and layers of flavor. Visit the Savory Spice Shop Franklin located at 324 Main Street in downtown  Franklin for all of your spice needs.


For the burger:

3 Tbsp. Great Plains Bison & Beef Rub
1 tsp. smoked sweet Spanish paprika
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 lb. ground bison
For the toppings:

4 poppy seed buns
1 cup blue cheese crumbles
1 beefsteak tomato, sliced
1 bunch fresh basil
4 slices cooked bacon, cut in half

This recipe also works with beef instead of bison.


Mix spices and Worcestershire together in a medium bowl. Add ground bison and mix with hands until well combined. Form mixture into 4 patties and preheat grill to medium-high. Grill burgers to desired doneness. Toast buns on grill while burgers are cooking. Divide blue cheese crumbles among the top of all 4 burgers just before removing them from the grill. Place burgers on toasted buns and top each with beefsteak tomato slices, a small handful of basil leaves and bacon slices.

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