Herbed Buffalo Burgers

Herbed Buffalo Burger
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins

An egg and cooked onion add moisture to lean buffalo burgers.


1tablespoon olive oil
1medium onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2pounds ground buffalo
1teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1/2teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crumbled
2tablespoons chopped parsley
1large egg
1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
To assemble:
Sharp Cheddar or American cheese slices
Hamburger buns
Lettuce, optional
Sliced tomato, optional
Mayonnaise, optional


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat; add onion and garlic and sauté 5 minutes.
  2. Combine buffalo, onion mixture and remaining ingredients. Form into 6 patties about 3⁄4-inch thick. Place on a tray lined with plastic wrap, cover with more plastic wrap, and refrigerate until ready to cook. (Patties may be prepared 1 day ahead).
  3. Preheat grill until hot. Place patties on the grill rack over coals and cook, covered, about 4 minutes. Flip, top with sliced cheese, cover and cook 3 to 4 minutes more, until done. Place patties on bun bottoms; top with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise, if using, and bun tops. Serves 6.

Recipe by Greg Patent.


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