Ted's Montana Grill Bison Cheeseburger

Ted’s Montana Grill Bison Cheeseburger
Serves 4

2 pounds freshly ground bison meat
3 teaspoons Ted’s Special Spice Mixture (see below)
4 cornmeal-dusted Kaiser rolls, split
8 slices American cheese
4 leaves iceberg lettuce
4 slices vine-ripened tomato

Ted’s Special Spice Mixture
Makes 2 tablespoons

1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 ½ teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Mix together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container for
up to 3 months.

Preheat a griddle to medium-high. Make 4 equal-size hamburger patties from the ground bison meat, taking care not to overwork the patties. Season both sides of each patty with ¼ teaspoon of Ted’s Special Spice Mixture and place on griddle. Cover the burgers with a stainless-steel bowl or other heat-proof, dome-shape object and cook for 6 minutes. Turn the burgers over and season the top of each burger again with ¼ teaspoon of the spice mixture. Cover with the dome and continue to cook for 4 to 5 minutes, on medium. Place 2 cheese slices on each burger and cook until the cheese melts. Butter the cut side of the rolls and place, cut side down, on the griddle. Cook until lightly toasted. Serve each burger on a roll with 1 lettuce leaf and 1 tomato slice per burger.