For Super Sunday, you can enjoy tasty and healthier choices


Bison SlidersTHUNDER BAY – As you plan for Super Sunday, you can enjoy tasty and healthier choices for your snacks. Try this one, courtesy of our friends at

If you are wondering where to find Ontario Bison, check out the Thunder Bay Country Market.

Get the party started with bite-sized Ontario bison sliders. A great make-ahead dish, these appetizers are low in fat and big on flavour. Serve on their own or with slider buns and your favourite toppings.

1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
3/4 cup (175 mL) finely chopped onion
1 egg
1/4 cup (50 mL) bread crumbs
1 tbsp (15 mL) grainy mustard
1 tsp (5 mL) dried rosemary
1/2 tsp (2 mL) crumbled dried thyme
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each, salt and fresh cracked pepper
1/2 cup (125 mL) crumbled goat cheese feta
1 lb (500 g) ground Ontario bison
8 slider buns (or 4 hamburger buns)

In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often, until softened and golden, about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix egg, bread crumbs, mustard, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Add onions, feta, and bison; mix until just combined. Shape into four 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick patties.

Place patties on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside and digital thermometer inserted sideways into centre reads 160F (71C), about 10 minutes. Sandwich in buns with your favourite toppings.

Makes 8 sliders or 4 burgers.

Chef’s Tip: To save on time, prepare the patties in advance and store, separated by waxed paper in an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month; defrost in refrigerator and grill.
Per (1/8) serving (with tomato and lettuce): about 290 cal, 17 g pro, 16 g total fat (6 g sat fat), 20 g carb, 1 g fibre, 75 mg chol, 420 mg sodium. %RDI: iron 15%, calcium 15%, vit A 20%, vit C 15%


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