Jerk-Seasoned Buffalo Hamburger Steak with Mango-Pineapple Salsa

Howard L. Puckett
Naturally lean and rich-tasting buffalo is now widely available in grocery stores. Its flavor is milder than other wild red meats. You also can use ground elk, deer, or lean beef for the patties. Cook the patties on a grill pan if it's too chilly to grill outdoors. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 patty and 1/2 cup salsa)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 195
Caloriesfromfat 20 %
Fat 4.3 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 1.4 g
Polyfat 0.9 g
Protein 24.8 g
Carbohydrate 14.1 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Iron 3.1 mg
Sodium 629 mg
Calcium 20 mg

Ingredients

1 cup chopped peeled mango
3/4 cup chopped pineapple
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 pound ground buffalo
2 teaspoons salt-free Jamaican jerk seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cooking spray

Preparation

Preheat grill.

Combine mango, pineapple, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and jalapeño pepper in a medium bowl. Set aside.

Divide buffalo into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Sprinkle patties with jerk seasoning and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done.

Note:

Elisa Bosley,

October 2006