Chipotle Bison Burgers (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

These chipotle bison burgers are an easy alternative to regular hamburgers and are topped with bacon, egg, peppers and mushrooms for amazing flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 424 kcal
Author Justin + Erica Winn | Real Simple Good


  • 6 pieces bacon
  • 1 lb grass-fed bison (or you can substitute beef)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp chipotle powder
  • 3 cups mushrooms - diced
  • 4 small peppers - sweet mini peppers, banana peppers, etc.
  • 4 leaves of crisp green lettuce - such as romaine


  1. In a large pan over medium heat, add bacon to cook. Cook until almost crispy, about 8 minutes. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate. Transfer some bacon grease to a separate medium sized pan to use to sauté mushrooms and peppers with. Leave 1 tbsp in pan for cooking burgers.
  2. While bacon is cooking, prepare the burgers. In a bowl, mix salt, pepper, chipotle powder and ground bison with your hands until fully incorporated. Form into four evenly sized patties.
  3. In the large pan over medium heat, add in burgers to cook. Separately, in the medium sized pan over medium heat, add mushrooms and peppers to sauté, stirring occasionally.
  4. Cook burgers about 4 minutes per side for medium burgers and then remove from heat. Sauté mushrooms and peppers until peppers have browned some and the mushrooms have cooked down quite a bit and then turn heat down to simmer.
  5. Finally, cook eggs in a small pan to your desired state.
  6. Plate your bison burgers - first the lettuce leaf, then burger, then bacon, then egg, then mushrooms and peppers.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here.  

Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Bison Burgers (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 28g56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.