Buffalo Burgers

Lean meat and rich flavors create buffalo burgers with zip that help them stand out

Ground buffalo or bison is a great choice for delicious burgers.

The lean meat and rich flavors create burgers with some extra zip that helps them stand out from beef burgers.

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The lean buffalo has rich flavors that create burgers with extra zip

If you’re interested in learning more about cooking with buffalo, read Thinking About Buffalo as an Ingredient.

Making a Better Buffalo Burger

A couple of tips for better buffalo burgers. Adding a little moisture helps hold the patties together.

Cook them the same way you would a beef burger. We like ours medium to medium-rare.

To get the burgers to cook up flat, create a small depression in the top of the patties.

Buffalo is one of those ingredients that is great on its own and excels at absorbing flavors. So have some fun trying different flavor combinations when you’re grilling up these burgers.

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The secret to this buffalo burger recipe is using a little Worcestershire and BBQ sauce to add moisture that holds the buffalo together while deepening the burgers’ flavor.

Buffalo Burger

Creating a small dimple on the top with your thumb helps the burgers cook flat

A few sides that go well with these burgers are Sweet Corn and Anaheim Peppers, Smokehouse Potato Salad, and Grilled Sweet Potatoes.

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Buffalo Burgers

5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers


  • 1 lb ground buffalo
  • 1/4 cup white onion , minced
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper


  • Finely mince the onion and garlic. Place the ground buffalo in a bowl with the onion, garlic, Worcestershire and BBQ sauces, salt, and pepper.  
  • Use your hands to mix everything together like you're giving someone you like a good back rub, making sure the seasoning gets spread evenly through the buffalo.
  • To form the burgers, split the mixture into fourths and use your hands to form patties. 
  • Using your thumbs create a small depression in the top of the burgers; this will help them keep their shape on the grill.
  • Grill the burgers on a medium to medium-high grill for six minutes, flip and cook for another five to six minutes or until the burgers have the desired level of doneness. 
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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilling


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Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 742mg31%
Potassium 407mg12%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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