Recipe: Buffalo Burgers

I thought I’d share this recipe that aired on a past episode of Ham on the Street on the Food Network since I’ve been thinking about buffalo since I read this New York Times article.

It’s healthier for you than just eating beef, and it truly is an all-American meat.

Buffalo Burgers

Yield: 4 servings

1 1/2 pounds ground buffalo

1/2 pound ground chuck

1 medium onion, finely chopped, about 1 cup

3 tablespoons sun-dried tomato paste

1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

4 hamburger buns, for serving

Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high.

Put the buffalo, chuck, onion, tomato paste, and liquid smoke in a large bowl and season generously with salt and pepper. Mix everything together with your hands until it is well combined.

Take about 1 cup (8 ounces) of the meat mixture and form it into patties with your hands or in a hamburger press. When you have them all made, grill them, turning frequently, until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes total. (Alternately, cook them in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes.) Serve on hamburger rolls with the toppings of your choice.

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