Mile High Burger

Mile High Burger

This Mile High Burger is a blend of some of the foods that make Colorado (and specifically Denver) so unique and so much fun from a food perspective. Cowboy cooking at the heart, this burger uses buffalo meat which has seen a huge increase in demand in the past few years with beef prices rising. We’ve also topped this baby with a full Denver omelet to allow it to live up to its name, named after the city being built 5,280 feet (or a mile) above sea level.

Mile High Burger

  • 1 Lb Ground Bison
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Cooking Oil
  • 2 Thick Slices Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Eggs, beaten
  • 1 Medium Poblano Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Medium Red Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Small Yellow Onion, chopped
  • ¼ Lb Cooked Ham, chopped
  • 2 tsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 T Mayonnaise
  • 1 T Taco Sauce
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice
  • 1/8 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 2 Large Hamburger Rolls

Divide the bison meat into two equal patties, being extra careful not to manipulate the meat too much. Form a dimple in the center to prevent the meat from shrinking while it’s cooking, and season both sides of the patties with salt and pepper. Place on a plate and store in the fridge until ready to cook. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, taco sauce, lime juice and liquid smoke, and store in the fridge for later. Combine the chopped peppers and onions into a medium bowl and mix a little to combine. Bring 1 T cooking oil to medium heat in a medium frying pan. Add half of the pepper/onion/ham mix and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the minced garlic, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp pepper, and pour in half of the beaten eggs. Cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from pan, fold over, and place on a plate. Repeat this process to get one more omelet. Once you get the first omelet started, bring a large skillet to medium-high heat. Brush both sides of your bison patties with oil and cook for 5-6 minutes per side. Lay cheese slice over the burgers, cover the pan and cook for one more minute. Place the burger onto a bun, top with omelet, and finish with sauce.