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September 05, 2016


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Buffalo Bacon Cheeseburger

In memory of Jim Harrison, who appreciated good food! 

Buffalo Bacon Cheeseburger

Ingredients: (makes 6 to 8)

2 - pounds Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
2 - tablespoons olive oil

½ - teaspoon mustard

1 - teaspoon ketchup

1 - teaspoon thyme

1 - teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

2 - teaspoon salt & pepper

6 to 8 - ounces Irish cheddar cheese

6 to 8 - ounces Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon or Pancetta, pan fried

1 - onion, sliced and sautéed lightly

6 to 8 - hamburger buns or sour dough bread, lightly toasted


  • Mix all spice ingredients, but Buffalo into paste. 

  • Add ground Buffalo and mix thoroughly together with hands. 

  • Pat into 6 or 8 patties, about 1” thick. 

  • Grill buffalo burgers over high hot gas heat. Grill with lid closed for 2 minutes each side. Sprinkle cooked burgers with a pinch of finishing salt. 

  • Top burgers with cheese slices and grill with lid shut for one more minute. 

  • Remove burgers from the grill and allow them to rest for a couple of minutes.
  • Place burgers on bun and op with pan-fried bacon or pancetta, and lightly sautéed onions.

Wine Pairing: Chateau de Pez Saint Estephe 2002, Medoc Region, France

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