Texican Buffalo Burgers

Serving size:


    • 1 lb
    • ground buffalo
    • 1 lb
    • ground pork sausage
    • 6 T
    • fresh cilantro, chopped, divided use
    • 1⁄2 c
    • yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 4 T
    • canned green chilies, finely chopped, divided use
    • 1
    • small jalapeno, minced
    • 2 t
    • taco seasoning, divided use
    • 1⁄2 t
    • ground chipotle pepper
    • 1⁄2
    • lime, zest and juice
    • 8 oz
    • cream cheese, softened
10 minutes
Ready in
10 minutes


An unusual cheese-stuffed burger to grill indoors or out, or broil. Try these garnished with your favorite salsa.

Debbie Manhart, Whole Foods Co-op, Duluth MN for the Co-op Advantage Program


In a large bowl combine ground meats, 4-tablespoons cilantro, onion, 2-tablespoons canned chilies, jalapeno, 1-teaspoon taco seasoning, chipotle pepper, lime zest and juice. Mix well and set aside. In a smaller bowl combine cream cheese, 2-tablespoons cilantro, 1-teaspoon taco seasoning and 2-tablespoons canned chilies. Mix well and set aside. Divide the burger mix into 8 or 12 equal portions and form into patties. Place approximately 2-tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture in the center of a patty and top with another patty to make the stuffed burgers. Seal the edges well. Grill over medium heat/low flame to desired doneness. Alternatively, burgers may be broiled. Remove the burgers from the grill and let rest a few minutes before serving on your favorite toasted buns or sourdough bread.


If you prefer, substitute lean ground beef for either the buffalo or pork--or for both.