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Buffalo Burger with an Easy Burger Sauce

A buffalo burger is a delicious alternative to beef burgers or turkey burgers! Made with juicy, lean ground bison and topped with an incredible burger sauce, this buffalo burger recipe is about to be a new favorite in your meal rotation!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bison burger, cookouts, easy to make
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik

Equipment

  • Large bowl
  • Plate
  • Medium bowl
  • Large pan

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter for cooking, see Notes
  • toppings of choice

For the Buffalo Burger Patties

  • 1 pound ground bison
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For the Burger Sauce

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • ½ tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or sugar substitute, optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add ground bison, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper to large bowl and thoroughly combine ingredients. Form mixture into four (4) burger patties and set aside.
    Buffalo burger meat mixture in large glass bowl
  • In medium bowl, mix together mayonnaise, relish, ketchup, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. Combine thoroughly and set aside.
    Burger sauce in glass bowl with spoon
  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. When melted, place burgers in pan. Cook in batches if needed.
    Buffalo burger patties in large skillet
  • Cook approximately 4 minutes, then flip and cook another 4 minutes or so, until desired doneness is reached.
    Cooked buffalo burger patties in large skillet
  • Remove from pan and serve with burger sauce and favorite burger toppings.

Notes

  • Make it Lower Fat: Use a low fat oil instead of butter to cook the burger patties. Use a low fat mayo in the burger sauce, or skip the burger sauce altogether. Note: low fat products often have added sugars to make up for the over-processing, so keep that in mind if you're watching your carbs or sugar intake.
  • Make it Dairy Free: Use dairy free butter or a neutral oil to cook the burgers.
  • Make it Gluten Free: Use a gluten free Worcestershire sauce.
  • Make it Keto/Added Sugar Free: Use granular Swerve in the burger sauce, or skip the sugar ingredient altogether. Make sure your ketchup is low carb and no added sugar, or make your own keto ketchup.
 
Recipe yields 4 buffalo burgers with burger sauce. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 burger patty (cooked in butter) with sauce, not including bun or other toppings. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.
 
Nutritional Information for 1 Buffalo Burger Patty (Cooked in Butter) without Burger Sauce:
Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 682mg | Potassium: 358mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: <1g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 0g

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger patty (cooked in butter) with sauce | Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 957mg | Potassium: 408mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 5g