Sometimes, there's nothing more satisfying than a juicy burger hot off the grill.
Hubby and I are busy working out and toning up for summer, so we're watching what we eat. (Really, I'M watching what I eat. Hubby is a genetic freak who can eat whatever he wants and in massive quantities and still look great. Hmph!)
We don't eat burgers that often, especially not the fast food kind, but we do like to indulge occasionaly at home. Last night, I got the hankering for a burger and opted for lean buffalo as the meat of choice.
Buffalo has great flavor, but is rather lean. I like to throw in some red wine, and panko crumbs to hold in some extra moisture. The finished product is a divinely juicy, very tasty burger that is as satisfying as any fatty beef burger.
1 lb lean ground buffalo or bison
1/3 c panko bread crumbs
1/4 c red wine
1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
herbs of your choice, minced (optional)
freshly cracked black pepper
1) Mix all ingredients together very gently and form into 4 patties of equal size.
2) Grill to your liking.