Recipe courtesy of Bridget Hart

Buffalo Burgers Aspen Style

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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4 pounds ground buffalo

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped finely

3 tablespoons (more or less to taste) finely chopped fresh Anaheim or poblano chiles

2 tablespoons canned smoked chipotle chili paste (Paste is easier to use and distributes better. Careful, this is smoked jalepeno, adjust for the amount of heat you want.)

2 teaspoons onion powder

2 heaping tablespoons rendered duck fat (can be purchased at most gourmet meat shops)

6 ounces chilled fresh baby spring greens

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Freshly ground salt and pepper

12 fresh dinner-sized rolls

2 (4-ounce logs) soft goat cheese


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients well. Form small patties by hand (approximately 3 inches across). Toss baby greens with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper, to taste. Grill burgers over medium heat until cooked through. Serve on dinner rolls, topped with a slice of the goat cheese and the dressed greens.