Buffalo Burgers Colorado

by Buck on June 24, 2010

am-buffaloThis special buffalo burger recipe is one we often use when entertaining with a BBQ in the gardens. We frequently grill buffalo and have a plentiful availability where we live. There is a large buffalo ranch a few miles from our home and we often take visitors there to view the grazing herd. We keep on the safe side of the fence since the buffalo can be a feisty animal if irritated. Our recipe works well with ground beef as well as buffalo.

Buffalo Burgers

Ingredients:

2 eggs beaten
4 tablespoons half & half
2 slices bread torn up
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 ½ tsp salt
2 tsp horseradish
¼ tsp pepper
¼ tsp dried thyme
½ tsp dry mustard
2lbs ground buffalo
½ cup unsalted butter
½ cup ketchup (catsup)

Preparation:

Mix eggs, half & half, torn bread, onion, salt, horseradish, pepper, thyme & dry mustard
Stir well and let stand for 10 minutes
Stir again and add ground buffalo & mix well
Melt butter and ketchup together and keep warm
Form 9 patties
Place on heated grill medium high heat
Grill one side 2- 3 minutes
Turn and brush with butter –ketchup mixture
Grill on second side until medium rare

Service: Buffalo Burgers served on a sourdough bun is a western touch. Lettuce , tomatoes & onions on the side with a bottle of Cholula handy are accompaniments that complete the Colorado Buffalo Burger

Tips: Buffalo is a very lean meat. Do not overcook. We make sure that it does not cook beyond medium. The egg mixture adds a moist consistency which works especially well with lean meat –either buffalo or ground beef.

Afterthought: Beef burgers are best with a 20% fat content. If fat content is troubling to you, this recipe will meet your needs with beef, since a leaner ground beef can be used

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