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Ridley's 5 Star Buffalo Burger

Whether you are tailgating at your favorite ball park or grilling at home for family and friends, this burger recipe is sure to impress! The people you are with will swear that it was the best burger they ever had. Once more, when you tell them that it is buffalo, they will beg you for the recipe. The good news is that it is so simple to make, anyone can do it and become the hero of thier next party!!


6 oz ground buffalo (per patty)
2 oz ground veal (per patty)
1 cup Sutter Home Cabernet Savignon
3 cloves of garlic
4 sprigs thyme
4 sprigs rosemary
2 tspn black pepper
1 cup beef stock
1 tblspn beef demiglaze
1 tblspn whole grain dijon mustard
4 tblspn salted butter
2 tblspn Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 pinch onion powder
1 pinch granulated garlic
French rolls sliced
baby blue cheese


Mix 6 oz buffalo and 2 oz veal for every one patty made;shape patties and set aside. While grill is getting hot, put an oven safe sauce pan or cast iron skillet on grill to bring to temperature (350-400F). Once pan is hot, add wine,3 roughly chopped garlic cloves, 4 whole sprigs of thyme,4 whole sprigs of rosemary and 1 tspn black pepper.reduce about 75-80%. Then add beef stock, mustard,and demiglaze;reduce again about 75% add all of the butter til melted in sauce.Remove sauce from heat and set aside. Grill patties on one side for 4-5 min, turn patties then add sliced baby blue cheese;cook for another 4-5 min til done and cheese is melted. Brush inside of rolls with olive oil, then lightly dust them with the granulated garlic and onion powder.Grill rolls for 30 seconds if desired. assemble burger on bun; spoon sauce over burger as the only condiment.


This burger will rival any made in 4 or 5 star restaurants; it will also explain why fast food burgers only cost $.99! If for some strange reason it is not selected, it simply wasn't made. Thank you for the opportunity and see you in Napa!!