• 1 1/2 pounds ground buffalo
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 8 slices nitrate-free bacon, cooked and broken in half 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Baby arugula
  • Tomato, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Slice the sweet potatoes into 1/3 - 1/2 inch thick slices. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with olive oil and season with 1/2 teaspoon. kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon. pepper.
  3. Roast in oven for 20-30 minutes, flipping half-way through, until edges are slightly crispy and sweet potato is cooked through.
  4. Mix ground buffalo with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon. salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon. pepper, and the garlic powder. Shape into 8-10 mini patties. Use the size of the set potato slices to plan on how big your patties should be.
  5. While the sweet potatoes are roasting, cook the burgers in the olive oil over medium-high heat, flipping occasionally, until well-browned and cooked through.
  6. To assemble the burgers, layer one patty on the bottom sweet potato slice, followed by the sliced tomato, bacon, blue cheese crumbles, baby arugula, and then the top sweet potato slice.