Buffalo burger

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A buffalo burger and french fries.

Buffalo burgers are hamburgers made with meat from the American bison (Bison bison), [1] or water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in the United Kingdom. [2]


Author Dan O'Brien said that buffalo meat is sweet and tender and has a unique taste. He also said that it has to be prepared as carefully as fresh fish.[3] The magazine Women's Health said that the taste of beef burgers and buffalo burgers is almost indistinguishable, but that buffalo burgers are a bit sweeter and more tender. It normally costs more than beef.[4]


Buffalo burgers have less cholesterol, less fat, and fewer calories than burgers made from beef or chicken. The American Heart Association recommended buffalo burgers in 1997 as more heart-healthy than chicken or beef.[5] The burger is high in nutrients such as protein, zinc, and vitamin B12.[4] Buffalo burgers are more healthy than beef because bison do not store as much fat as cattle. A three-ounce serving of buffalo meat has 93 calories and 1.8 grams of fat compared to 183 calories and 8.7 grams of fat in the same serving as beef.[6] A recipe for simple buffalo burgers was listed in Men's Health Muscle Chow.[7] The magazine EatingWell came up with a buffalo burger recipe that is low in cholesterol and high in calcium.[8]

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  1. ^ Sheridan, Dick (15 June 1999). "Buffalo Meat Makes Comeback". Daily News (New York). Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "'Water Buffalo herd at Laverstoke Park Farm". 
  3. ^ O'Brien, Dan (2002). Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch. New York: Random House. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-375-76139-3. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Kaddy, Matthew; Sarah Breakridge (recipes) and Jim Franco (photographs) (June 2006). "Bust Out of a Food Rut". Women's Health. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  5. ^ Duffy, Gillian (June 23–30, 1997). "Where's The Beef?". New York: 99. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  6. ^ McKibbin, Amy; Beth Morrison (April 1995). "Roaming an Altogether Different Range". Orange Coast 21 (4). Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Aveden, Gregg (2007). Men's Health Muscle Chow: More Than 150 Easy-to-Follow Recipes to Burn Fat and Feed Your Muscles. New York: Rodale. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-59486-548-0. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Smoky Buffalo Burger". EatingWell. May–June 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2011.