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Buffalo’d Bison Burgers

Howdy everyone.  Hope you are doing well.  I feel like it has been forever since I last posted a new recipe.  In reality, it’s only been since Friday, but that feels like a long time. I have been under the weather lately and decided I was going to take the weekend and just do what I can to get back on track.  Happy to report I am feeling mostly better.  A few more days and I will be good as new….maybe better since in my down time I have been doing a lot perusing of magazines and thumbing through my cookbook collection.
I love a good hamburger, who doesn’t?  Since my gastric bypass, I have had a precarious relationship with the almighty burger.  Hand formed patties at home with lean meat are no problem.  Fast food burgers, illness is imminent.  Restaurant burgers, those are always a gamble.  Some places use ground sirloin, other use higher fat ground beefs.  Both are always delicious tasting but sadly, taste has little bearing on how my body will react.This is where bison or buffalo enters my world.  It’s super lean, and makes one seriously mean burger.  If bison is available at restaurant, I order it and load it right up. It’s downright heavenly.

I decided to give bison a try at home.  I was afraid of screwing it up because it is super lean and can dry out fast.  But I am happy to report that this burger was delicious. Not a complaint among any of the taste testers.

Buffalo'd Bison Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist

Buffalo’d Bison Burgers

Author: Michelle
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs . ground bison/buffalo
  • 4 tbsp . hot sauce (like Tabasco)
  • 4 tsp . granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp . honey or agave
  • 2 tbsp . soy sauce
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Gently mix all the ingredients together and form 6-8 patties.
  2. On a heated grill, cook on one side for about 4 minutes for medium/medium rare and 6 minutes for well done, and then flip.
  3. Cook an additional 2-4 minutes, depending on how well you want them done.
  4. Dress the buns in any desired manner and add about a tablespoon or so of blue cheese crumbles to each burger.
  5. Serve and Enjoy.

Thank you for sharing!

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    janelle
    August 19, 2014 at 6:25 am

    it’s been years since I have had a bison burger, but yours looks delicious.

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    lizzy
    August 19, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Can’t wait to try this out on the grill this weekend – Hatch pepper season is almost over so i think ill grill some of those and top it with that too – your recipe looks awesome!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      Thanks Lizzy. I wish I had some of those hatch chiles!

  • Reply
    Debra
    August 19, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Looks scrumptious! Not much better than a great hamburger!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

      I fully agree Debra. I love a good burger too.

  • Reply
    Sandi
    August 19, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I love blue cheese on burgers. I agree that fast food burgers are not good for you. Most places use so many fillers, who knows what you are eating most times. I only recently tried bison and was surprised at how lean and delicious it was.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 19, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      It really is an under appreciated meat. Very tasty, and very lean.

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    Naomi
    August 19, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    The only burgers here are McDonalds’, so when I say how amazing burgers can be people look at me sideways. Noooo…it can be so much better than that! Love the idea of topping it with blue cheese, yum!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 20, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Only McDonalds?!?! Oh no! You must show them how wonderful burgers can be.

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    Sandra Shaffer
    August 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I can’t believe I’ve never tried bison before! I’ve seen it at whole foods, and now I’m going to have to buy it to try your delicious looking burger!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 20, 2014 at 2:13 am

      Sandra, the wonderful thing about bison is you get all the flavor and satisfaction of a big juicy burger without all the fat. It’s a win-win. Hope you love it.

  • Reply
    Diane (Created by Diane)
    August 19, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Oh I love everything about this burger, I need to get me some Bison now.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 20, 2014 at 2:14 am

      Bison (or buffalo) is a wonderful meat. Hope you love it.

  • Reply
    Kim - Liv Life
    August 19, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I’ve never had Bison!! Love that it is so lean… something I need to introduce to my parents. Awesome job on this beauty!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      August 20, 2014 at 2:14 am

      Yes Kim, it is super lean. Great swap out for beef without even knowing it.

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats
    April 29, 2015 at 11:29 pm


    Mmm! I haven’t had bison is SO long – it’s time! I am craving some red meat 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      Give in girl, it’s a “good for you” red meat.

  • Reply
    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
    April 30, 2015 at 5:11 am

    I love Bison burgers, but the fact that you buffalo’d them is fantastic–can’t wait to enjoy

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:29 pm

      I couldn’t resist the play on the fact bison is called buffalo.

  • Reply
    Carla
    April 30, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    This reminds me that I haven’t had a bison burger in a long time. I must fix that!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:30 pm

      Yes, yes you must fix this…it’s too delicious.

  • Reply
    Valerie
    April 30, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Wow Michelle I did not know about the GP surgery! I admire you! As a breast cancer survivor I know how rough surgery can be on the body and I also think just about EVERYONE has some challenge going on! I love your recipes… I haven’t delved into Bison because it’s never on Manager’s Specials at Kroger but I’ll try this. I don’t know the fat content of ground lamb but this recipe reminds me of my lamb slider recipe… my family goes nuts for it!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      May 1, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Wow, I am so happy to hear you are survivor. F**K cancer. I have lost many to breast cancer in my family.
      I was able to get this bison on manager special at my Kroger brand store (Smith’s) I saw it that first time and have never seen it since, but I bought all they on sale. Keep your eyes peeled for it, I know I keep looking.

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