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Hungry Bear Bison Blue Cheeseburger

Hungry Bear Bison Blue Cheeseburger

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Sinful Hungry Bear Bison Blue Cheeseburger is juicy and full of flavor. The bison meat paired with the bacon, kale and mushrooms topped with a fantastic homemade blue cheese dressing just can’t be beat.

This burger is inspired by the Halloween Time special food offerings at Disneyland. This one was from the Hungry Bear Restaurant. The menu describes the burger as a Bison Blue Cheese Burger with candied bacon, sauteed mushrooms, baby kale and blue cheese tarragon sauce on a whole wheat ciabatta with fries.

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When the challenge was announced, I just knew I needed to join. My oldest son LOVES hamburgers. They are his favorite food, and if we ever ask what he would like, he always picks burgers. He has experimented with many different variations over the years so we like to play with our burgers a lot. I looked to Disneyland for inspiration and landed on this burger as the flavors sounded fantastic, and I was right!

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Hungry Bear Bison Blue Cheeseburger Recipe

Make the blue cheese dressing and put it in the refrigerator until ready to serve. You can make the dressing a day ahead if you like. The burger is quick to pull together. Start by putting the fries in the oven to bake and get crispy. Next fry the bacon, next the burgers and last the mushrooms. Assemble the burger with the kale on the ciabatta roll, top with the burger, bacon and mushrooms. Then pour on the blue cheese dressing and top with the bun. Serve with the fries and enjoy the taste of Disneyland in your home!

Hungry Bear Bison Blue Cheeseburger

Hungry Bear Bison Blue Cheeseburger

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Disneyland Hungry Bear Bison Blue Cheese Burger with bacon, sauteed mushrooms, baby kale and blue cheese tarragon sauce on a whole wheat ciabatta with fries


  • 1 1/4 lb. ground bison meat
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup baby kale
  • 1 package frozen fries

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp tarragon, chopped (optional)
  • salt and ground pepper, to taste


Form four patties out of the hamburger meat. Fry over medium heat until browned on both sides and cooked to desired level of done.

Fry the bacon in another frying pan until crispy. Place bacon on a paper towel to drain excess fat from the bacon.

Melt butter in a frying pan and add mushrooms. Add a clove of chopped garlic and saute until cooked to tender.

Wash and dry the kale and set aside.

To serve, cut each ciabatta roll in half and place kale on the bottom of the roll. Place the grilled burger on top, then top that with bacon and mushrooms. Pour dressing over all and top with the top of the ciabatta roll. Serve with fries and enjoy!

Blue Cheese Dressing

Put 1/4 cup blue cheese, mayo, olive oil, water and red wine vinegar in a food processor and puree until smooth. Transfer the dressing into a serving bowl and stir in 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese. Sprinkle with ground black pepper, if desired.


Blue Cheese Dressing adapted from Food and Wine

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5 thoughts on “Hungry Bear Bison Blue Cheeseburger”

  1. This recipe makes me hungry as a bear….Love blue cheese on my burgers and it has been a long time since I have enjoyed a buffalo burger.

  2. Bison is a wonderful protein. I recently had blue cheese dressing that I actually really liked (I haven’t like blue cheese at all before then) so I definitely must try this burger soon 🙂

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