Barbecue season is upon us! The original American red meat, buffalo (aka bison) is similar in taste to beef but naturally leaner. The flavor of buffalo is also richer and somehow sweeter than beef. Plus, bison tend to not be treated with antibiotics or growth hormones, and being mainly grass-fed (although some are grain-finished), the meat contains more inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids.
Note of caution: because buffalo meat is so lean, it's easy to overcook. You have to be vigilant while grilling, but this recipe calls for adding mushrooms and onions to the meat to help retain moisture while also adding flavor. Keep reading to learn how to grill up these burgers.