Buffalo Burger with Harvest Relish

By Sally James
Burgers made from ground buffalo, are made deluxe with the delightful crunch of macadamias and fresh herbs.
  • Cuisine: Australian
  • Course: Entrée


  • Basil
  • Burger rolls or Ciabatta
  • capers
  • For the Harvest Relish:
  • Fresh parsley
  • fresh rosemary leaves
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • ground buffalo
  • Macadamia nuts
  • macadamia pieces
  • Oil
  • plums
  • peaches or nectarine
  • Red onion
  • red wine
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • shallot
  • soft goat cheese or Chevre lettuce
  • sugar


  1. To make the burgers, combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour, if possible, to allow flavors to develop.
  2. To make the relish, heat oil in a saucepan and cook the onion and macadamias over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until onion is starting to soften.
  3. Add the fruit and cook 2-3 minutes longer, stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients and cook until liquid is absorbed and relish is thick and glossy. Keep warm or chill for use when needed.
  4. Preheat barbecue or grill pan and brush with oil. Cook the burgers over a medium to high heat for 6-7 minutes each side or until cooked as desired.
  5. Spread rolls with goat cheese, top with the lettuce and burger and spoon over the hot or cold relish.