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Stonegrill Bison Burger and Prickly Pear Margarita

One of the best vacation memories are usually the food and drink. Thanks to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge resort, these Phoenician memories may be recreated at home. The most succulent, flavorful Bison Burger loaded with savory southwestern toppings, paired with a Prickly Pear Margarita. What could be better?!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bison burger, prickly pear margarita
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 Bison Burger and 1 Margarita
Calories 436 kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for the Bison Burger:

  • 6 ounces Ground Bison
  • 2 tablespoons White Onion, Diced
  • 2 tablespoons Roasted Poblano, Diced
  • 2 tablespoons White Onion, Sliced
  • 2 ounces Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Crow’s Dairy Goat Milk Feta Cheese
  • 1 Brioche Bun with Sesame Seeds (or gluten-free bun)
  • 1 ounce Arugula
  • 2 tablespoons Chipotle Aioli
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Ingredients for the Prickly Pear Margarita:

  • 1.5 ounces Twenty6 Dobel Tequila
  • .5 ounce Cointreau
  • ¾ oz Lime juice
  • .5 ounce agave nectar
  • .5 ounce prickly pear syrup


Instructions for the Bison Burger:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine bison with diced onion and season with salt and pepper. Form the mix into a burger.
  2. Simmer onions in balsamic vinegar in a sauté pan over medium heat. Cook until onions are caramelized and vinegar is reduced to a glaze
  3. Grill the bison burger to desired temperature. Place the bison patty on a toasted bun.
  4. Top with poblano peppers, crows dairy goat feta and balsamic onions.
  5. Place the arugula on top and spread chipotle aioli on the inside of the bun.

Instructions for the Prickly Pear Margarita:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Shake hard 20 times, strain into a low ball over new ice. Garnish with lime wheel and salted Rim.

Recipe Notes

Recipes provided for publication by the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

Nutrition Information and cooking times for the bison burger only.

Nutrition Facts
Stonegrill Bison Burger and Prickly Pear Margarita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 670IU13%
Vitamin C 4.3mg5%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.