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BBQ Bacon Bison Sliders with Sweet Potato Buns

Tasty little burgers paired with sweet potato buns that are like eating burgers and fries in one bite.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 3



  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp chili powder
  • BBQ Sauce
  • 8 slices bacon

Sweet Potato Buns

  • 2-3 large fat sweet potatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 425
  • Line a large baking sheet with foil
  • Slice your sweet potatoes about ¼-½ inch thick and as even as you can
  • Place your “buns” on the baking sheet drizzle with olive oil, season with salt & pepper, flip and drizzle with more olive oil, salt & pepper. Don’t be shy with the olive oil, you don’t want the potatoes to stick.
  • Place in the oven for 15 minutes (first side)
  • While the first side of your buns are cooking, heat a large skillet over medium/high heat and start your bacon, flipping to ensure it doesn’t burn
  • As the bacon cooks, mix together all burger ingredients in a large bowl, form into slider size patties, I was able to get 8 patties out of the pound of meat, place on a plate and set aside
  • At this point you should be flipping your sweet potatoes and set the timer for another 15 minutes
  • Heat your grill/grill pan/skillet over medium/high heat for your burgers, once hot add your burgers, cook about 3 minutes per side. They should release easily from the pan so if they don’t, they’re not ready to flip, give them another 30 sec to a minute and try again. Be careful not to over cook, they will cook fast!
  • For the last couple minutes of your sweet potatoes switch your oven to broiler and let the top crisp, flip them and let the second side crisp for a minute or two. Careful not to burn!
  • Time to assemble! Bun, burger, bbq, bacon, bun...repeat!
Keyword Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Whole30