We grill a lot in summer, and years ago, my husband and I figured out what the most magical burger for our palates was. Combine these things, form into patties, and grill them:
1. Ground bison
2. Cooked + crumbled Applewood bacon
3. About half the bacon drippings (Bison's lean, so this helps it hold together better on the grill. It also may defeat the purpose of using lean meat, but shhh)
4. Shredded wood-smoked cheddar. Last time, I used an oak-smoked white cheddar, which was delicious
5. Worcestershire sauce
6. The secret blend of herbs and spices
We eschew condiments and eat them on brioche rolls, and they are to die for.