I’ve been hearing it for years, yet I’ve never actually had a buffalo burger. Buffalo burgers have less cholesterol, less fat, and less calories than beef hamburgers and chicken hamburgers. The American Heart Association recommends buffalo burgers because they contain no hormones or antibiotics. The burger is high in nutrients such as protein, zinc, and vitamin B12. Buffalo burgers are more healthy than beef because a buffalo does not store fat.
According to a chef friend of mine, buffalo meat tastes better than beef. He says the flavor is similar but buffalo has a “lighter, sweeter flavor” and “doesn’t leave a greasy feel in your mouth.” He also reveals buffalo has a “much livelier flavor” but isn’t “gamy”- hmm -sounds worth trying!
If you’re curious about Buffalo Burgers- you can try one this Saturday as Dorothy Lane Market hosts a cookout featuring the lean sweet meat from 11am – 6pm at all three locations. For more info.