Buffalo Burgers Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 6 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

A spicy cross between a Buffalo wing and a burger.

Buffalo Burger Stuffed with Blue Cheese
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn

New York State's big claim to food fame is buffalo sauce, a mixture of melted butter and hot sauce normally found on fried chicken wings. Watch your tailgating guests gather around the grill to taste a burger variation on the buffalo theme.


4 tablespoons butter, cut in small pieces
1/3 cup mild hot sauce (such as Durkee Red Hot)
1/2 cup finely crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 pounds ground buffalo or beef chuck, 85 percent lean
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
6 hamburger buns, split


  1. Before You Go: Melt butter in a small microwaveable bowl or stovetop. Whisk in hot sauce.
  2. Mix blue cheese and garlic in small bowl.
  3. Using your hands, gently mix buffalo or beef, celery seed, onion and ¼ cup hot sauce mixture in a medium bowl until blended. Using a light touch, form into 12 patties about 4 ½ inches in diameter and no more than ½ inch thick. Spoon about 2 teaspoons of cheese-garlic mixture in center of 6 patties. Top with remaining patties and press together, sealing edges. Refrigerate burgers until ready to grill.
  4. When You Get There: Heat grill to medium. Brush and oil grill grate. Grill burgers, covered, 7 to 9 minutes, turning after about 4 minutes, for medium-done (150F, slightly pink). Add 1 minute per side for well-done (160F). Brush with remaining hot sauce mixture during last 2 minutes of cooking. Toast buns if you like.

Recipe by David Joachim.



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