Herbed Buffalo Burgers

  • 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.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 200
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 95mg
  • Sodium 510mg
  • Potassium 420mg
  • Carbohydrate 1g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 24g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 20%