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1 slab bison back ribs
Barbecue sauce, for serving
1 tablespoon lemon pepper
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon ground rosemary
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
Heat a cooker to 230° to 250°F. Remove the ribs from the refrigerator and outline them with a sharp, pointed paring knife.
Combine all the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl and blend well. Season the ribs all over with the rub.
Oil the grate and place the ribs on it bone side down over indirect heat. Cover and cook for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Turn and cook for 45 minutes more, then turn and cook for another 45 minutes, or until pull-apart tender.
Increase the heat to 350° to 400°F. Glaze the ribs with the sauce and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, being careful not to burn the ribs, then turn and glaze again and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 times, if desired.
Transfer the ribs to a cutting board and let them rest, covered loosely with aluminum foil, for 10 to 15 minutes. Cut the ribs into individual pieces and serve with barbecue sauce.
Feta and spinach not only add great flavor to these Greek-inspired burgers, but also provide moisture and texture to lean ground bison. The yogurt sauce is a perfect condiment, with much less fat than regular mayonnaise.
Makes:4 servings, Total Time:
1 pound ground bison
1/2 cup cooked spinach, squeezed dry
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, preferably sheep’s-milk
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup nonfat or low-fat Greek-style plain yogurt, (see Note)
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
Pinch of kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
BUN & TOPPINGS
4 French rolls, or 4-inch pieces of baguette, preferably whole-wheat, split and toasted
16 thin slices English cucumber
8 slices vine-ripened tomato
4 thin round slices red onion
Preheat grill to medium-high.
Place bison, spinach, feta, 2 teaspoons dill, oregano, cumin, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large mixing bowl. Gently combine without overmixing. Form into 4 oval-shaped patties roughly the size of the rolls.
Oil the grill rack (see Tip, below). Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 155°F, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
To prepare yogurt sauce: Combine yogurt, lemon zest and juice, 1 teaspoon dill and mint in a small bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Assemble the burgers on rolls with the yogurt sauce, cucumber, tomato and onion.