Double BBQ Buffalo Cheeseburger Recipe

We all love a good cheeseburger, but for many of us, we are looking for leaner options that are better for you but still taste great.  Buffalo meat has the burger texture we love + a bold meaty taste.   Try this double BBQ Buffalo Cheeseburger recipe at your next backyard cookout.

You can find ground buffalo in most supermarkets, online or Whole Foods.


Buffalo Burger with Fries and Milkshake

Double BBQ Buffalo Burgers

Course: BBQ, Burger, entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, BBQ
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 780 kcal
Author: Kelly D
Buffalo is very similar to beef, same meaty texture but it has less fat and a rich, bold flavor.

Use your favorite BBQ sauce or try this easy Honey BBQ sauce recipe or a Blueberry BBQ sauce.



  • 3 lbs ground buffalo
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
  • 6 slices of Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 6 leaves lettuce
  • 6 slices onions
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 6 sesame seed buns


  1. Heat grill to about 400 degrees F.
  2. Divide the ground buffalo into 12 equal portions (about a 1/2 lb each) and shape into patties. Do not overwork the meat.
  3. Cook over direct heat until the meat is barely pink in the middle and the juices run clear, about 145 degrees F for medium.
  4. Toast buns on grill.
  5. Top 6 burgers with cheese.
  6. Place one patty on the bottom half of the bun and top with BBQ sauce.
  7. Add the second patty and add the top of the bun.
  8. Serve with lettuce, onion, and tomato, if desired.

Recipe Notes


Buffalo contains much less fat than hamburger, so when cooked the meat can become drier, you may want your buffalo burgers to be slightly rarer than hamburgers to increase the moistness of the meat.


Nutrition Facts
Double BBQ Buffalo Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 780 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 21g 105%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 759mg 32%
Potassium 923mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 54g 108%
Vitamin A 10.7%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 32.1%
Iron 43.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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