Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)

Kick off your summer party grilling with Parmesan Buffalo Burgers with Balsamic Ketchup. Ground buffalo has fewer calories and half the fat of lean beef but boasts big meaty flavor. And slow-roasted tomatoes in the Balsamic Ketchup intensifies their sweetness.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill to high heat.

Step 2

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Divide buffalo mixture into 4 equal portions, gently shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in the center of each patty.

Step 3

Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Step 4

Place bottom bun halves on plates. Top each with 1/4 cup arugula, 1 onion slice, and 1 patty. Spread 1 tablespoon ketchup on top half of each bun; place on top of burgers.

Ratings & Reviews

KathrynNC's Review

August 06, 2012
We enjoy bison/buffalo meat. Skipped making the balsamic ketchup and instead sauteed the red onion until just starting to brown then added some balsamic vinegar to that and simmered until reduced/absorbed by red onion. Great way to add the balsamic flavor in less time. Used my regular favorite ketchup.

sukeedog's Review

July 07, 2012
These were tasty but not particularly extraordinary. I was a bit disappointed in the balsamic ketchup - it took a long time to make and then it just tasted like really thick pasta sauce to me.

heatmart's Review

June 17, 2012