Andy's Essentials: A Burger to be Reckoned With

Andy Anderson !


I made a bunch of these burgers for my incoming houseguests, and they absolutely loved them. Then, I posted a photo on this site, and I had a bunch of folks ask me to post the recipe. I honestly think that this is one amazing burger; however, you must follow the recipe as written.

Since I did not intend to post this recipe, I am shy on photos, but the images I do have speak for themselves. So yummy.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 3 oz
    ground buffalo
  • 1 medium
    slider bun, recipe to follow
  • 1 tsp
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  • 3 - 4
    pieces of frisée (curly endive), or other lettuce
  • 1 Tbsp
    andy’s spicy beef/pork sauce, recipe to follow
  • 1 slice
    fresh tomato
  • 2 tsp
    yellow mustard, or to taste
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, fine grind, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • ·
    melty, gooey cheese
  • ·
    sautéed onions
  • ·
    dill pickle slices

How to Make Andy's Essentials: A Burger to be Reckoned With


  2. I have not tried this recipe using regular ground beef; however, if I did, I would select something like ground chuck.
  3. You can use store-bought or homemade sliders. If homemade is your preference, here is my recipe:
    Ready-When-You-Want-Them Freshly Baked Yeast Rolls
    This sauce is essential to the recipe without it, the recipe falls apart:
    Sauce/Condiment Essentials: Spicy Beef/Pork Sauce
    Okay, you do not have to make your own mustard, but if you always wanted to give it a try, here you go:
    DIY Essentials: Homemade Yellow Mustard
  4. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  5. Take the ground buffalo, and shape it into a patty, slightly larger than your bun (there will be some shrinkage during the cooking process).
    Sprinkle both sides with some salt and pepper, and throw into a hot pan (you should hear a nice satisfying sizzle).
    After a few minutes, flip the burger, and cook for another minute or two.
  6. Chef’s Note: If you are adding cheese, do that now.
  7. Cut the bun in half, and add the mayo to the cut side of the bottom half.
    Add the yellow mustard to the cut side of the top half.
    Add enough lettuce to cover the bottom of the bun.
    Add Andy’s spicy beef/pork sauce.
  8. Add a slice of nice fresh tomato.
  9. Add the burger, with the sautéed onions, and pickles (if using).
  11. Serve with chips, fries… whatever suits your fancy. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Andy's Essentials: A Burger to be Reckoned With

Course/Dish: Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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