Buffalo Burger--not related to Buffalo wings!

9:56 AM, Aug 10, 2009   |    comments
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Surprised to see a Buffalo Burger here?

My husband, Mike, made that crazy looking monster burger when I came home from work one night.

It probably could have been two burgers, but it was worth every bite!

I don't eat a lot of red meat, maybe once or twice a month, but these are worth the splurge!

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Buffalo meat is actually better for you than beef. It doesn't have a strange "gamy taste." Buffalo were the main source of meat for the Plains Indians back in the day.

It's lean (about 70 to 90 percent less fat than beef & 50 percent less cholesterol) higher in protein, iron, omega & amino acids.

Buffalo are raised in the open grassland & eat grass--not manufactured feed given to many cows.

No hormones or antibiotics are used because they're not housed together in pens.

It is more expensive, but I think of it as a treat anyway.

This burger will blow you away!

The struggle always starts with finding a decent, healthy bun.

We sometimes cut Indian Naan bread into circles (high fiber, thin flatbread).

In my photo, I used Arnold Select 100 percent Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins (basically, flatbread bun with 5 grams of fiber).

**Not so healthy disclaimer: We had some Brie cheese left over from a party. Mike brushed a little olive oil, fresh garlic & a slice of Brie cheese on the top of the bun. He toasted it in the toaster oven for a minute.  It is my all-time FAVORITE burger.

Mike grilled the Buffalo. He says you really have to watch it because its lower fat content means it will cook faster than beef.

You don't want to overcook it. Take it off the grill right before it's done. It will still cook for a few minutes.

You can find ground Buffalo meat in the freezer section of Whole Foods or any health food store. 






Heather Van Nest, Heather's Natural Health

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