Buffalo Burgers Recipe
Easy, Lean Summer Sliders
“Oh… give me a home, where the buffalo roam…” Everybody sing!
Ok, you don’t have to sing, but I highly suggest trying buffalo at least once! About a year ago, we were at a fancy, schmancy burger place here on The Strip in Las Vegas. They had buffalo sliders and I fully admit to being a chicken about trying one. The waiter explained that buffalo is super lean, less fat and calories and all that for meat lovers. Also, it has a really full ‘beefy‘ flavor. But, I had to change it up a bit so Grandpa would eat it as the restaurant served them ‘buffalo wing style‘ with blue cheese and he was not feeling it.
Wholly Guacamole just sent me this HUGE cooler filled with all their latest and greatest so, I totally dived right in! For my buffalo burgers recipe, I chose their organic guacamole. You know, to keep with the ‘healthier theme’ I started. Kind of blew it with the bacon we plunked down on top but, ya got to live a little, right? Here’s what we did!
1 Pound Ground Buffalo (we bought it at Whole Foods!)
1 TSP Fine Ground Sea Salt (or, to taste)
1/2 TSP Fresh Ground Black Pepper (or, to taste)
We added a few dashed of Worcestershire sauce (can omit)
Organic Wholly Guacamole
6 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Roma Tomato (thin sliced)
8-10 Slices of Bacon (fully cook, then cut in half)
(feel free to create your own super combo!)
In mixing bowl, fully mix ground buffalo, salt, pepper, Worcestershire. We get in there with our bare hands and really gunk it up. How do you mix ground meats?
Separate meat mixture into 6 equal bunches. Form into burger shape patties.
You can go one of two obvious ways to cook here. Grill or Cast Iron. If grilling, warm that baby up, and coat rack with a bit of cooking oil. Place buffalo burgers on the grill for about 5-6 minutes with lid closed. Flip and cook another 4-5 minutes. If you’re going with the cast iron method like we did at Casa Juice, warm that baby up on the stove top. After it’s fully heated place burgers in for 5-6 minutes. Do that little ‘squish’ thing with your spatula once about 1/2 way through. Flip! Cook for another 5 minutes doing that little ‘squish’ thing half way through again.
While your buffalo burgers (or sliders) are cooking, if you haven’t already, slice up those tomatoes. Place your buns on the grill and toast them up for a minute. Sprinkle burgers with your shredded cheese and cover for about 1 minute, just enough for it to melt. Remove buns! (do not burn those babies!)
Now, here’s my favorite part of this buffalo burgers recipe! Slather your organic Wholly Guacamole on those toasted buns! Don’t skimp on it either, it’s TO.DIE.FOR! Add your tomatoes and bacon and cover with bun top!
Keep checking back over here! In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing our favorite recipes using Wholly Guacamole. Tell me what things you love to make! And, don’t say ‘dip’… come on now, be creative!
Did you enjoy this buffalo burgers recipe? What do you top your burgers with?