Buffalo Burgers Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Buffalo Burger Stuffed with Blue Cheese
Mark Boughton Photography / styling: Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

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.


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

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 12.42
  • Calories 460
  • Fat 24g
  • Saturated Fat 12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 8g
  • Cholesterol 110mg
  • Sodium 870mg
  • Potassium 620mg
  • Carbohydrate 24g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 38g
  • Trans Fat 0
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 35%